Publisher: New Park, London 1974. [1*] Permission granted for use on the Leon Trotsky Internet Archive by Index Books, London, England. Originally published in Russian in 1924 as Pyat Let Kominterna by State Publishing House, Moscow.
Translated: John G. Wright.
Online Version: Marxists Internet Archive, 2002, 2003.
Transcribed: Robert Barrois & David Walters.
HTML Markup: David Walters.
Proofreading: Einde O’Callaghan, January 2007.
1. A School of Revolutionary Strategy (July 1921)
2. From the ECCI to the Central Committee of the French Communist Party (June 25, 1921)
3. From the ECCI to the Marseilles Convention of the French Communist Party (December 1921)
4. Speech on Comrade Zinoviev’s Report “The Tactics of the Comintern” at the Eleventh Party Conference (December 1921)
5. Summary Speech at the Eleventh Party Conference (December 1921)
6. Flood-tide (December 25, 1921)
7. Paul Levi and Some ‘Lefts’ (January 6, 1922)
8. On the United Front (March 2, 1922)
9. Resolution of the ECCI on the French Communist Party (March 2, 1922)
10. The Communists and the Peasantry in France (April 29, 1922)
11. The Lessons of May Day (May 10, 1922)
12. From the ECCI to the Central Committee of the French Communist Party (May 12, 1922)
13. French Communism and the Position of Comrade Rappoport (May 23, 1922)
14. To Comrade Ker (June 6, 1922)
15. Resolution of the ECCI on the French Communist Party (June 11, 1922)
16. To Comrade Treint (July 28, 1922)
17. From the ECCI to the Seine Federation of the French Communist Party (Summer 1922)
18. From the ECCI to the Paris Convention of the French Communist Party (September 13, 1922)
19. From the ECCI to the Paris Convention of the French Communist Party (October 6, 1922)
20. The Fifth Anniversary of the October Revolution and the Fourth World Congress of the Communist International (October 20, 1922)
21. Speech in Honour of the Communist International (November 7, 1922)
22. The New Economic Policy of Soviet Russia and the Perspectives of the World Revolution (November 14, 1922)
23. The Economic Situation of Soviet Russia From the Standpoint of the Socialist Revolution (theses) (December 1, 1922)
24. Resolution on the French Question (December 2, 1922)
25. A Militant Labour Program for the French Communist Party(December 5, 1922)
26. Resolution of the French Commission (December 2, 1922)
27. Political Perspectives (November 1922)
28. Report on the Fourth World Congress (December 28, 1922)
29. Preface to The Communist Movement in France (March 25, 1923)
30. Is the Slogan of ’The United States of Europe’ a Timely One? (June 30, 1923)
31. Can a Counter-Revolution or a Revolution be Made on Schedule? (September 23, 1923)
32. To Comrade McKay (March 13, 1923)
1*. The notes in the text stem from the New Park edition (except where otherwise noted). An introductory remark to the notes says:
These notes are based on material collected by the Marx-Engels Institute under Ryazanov for the first edition of Lenin’s Collected Works. The notes in this volume are supplementary to the notes appended to the first volume of the First Five Years of the Communist International.
The wording of the notes is on occasion extremely polemical and sometimes new information has revealed inaccuracies. In these cases we have occasionally added a comment in square brackets which is clearly marked with the notation TIA.
1. The Fourth – and last Leninist – Congress of the Comintern convened on November 5, 1922 in Petrograd, with the remaining sessions up to December 5, 1922 being held in Moscow. 408 delegates from 61 countries attended; 343 delegates had decisive votes.
The agenda included 24 items. The report of the ECCI was delivered by Zinoviev. Lenin, Zetkin and Bela Kun were the reporters on the Five Years of the Russian Revolution and the Perspectives of the World Revolution. The report on the NEP was given by Trotsky.
The problems of the united front and of the formation of a Workers’ Government were the most important tactical questions discussed, along with that of trade union tactics.
Internal situations in various parties received particular attention in following order: France, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Norway, Turkey, Denmark, Yugoslavia.
The question of program came up as the fifth point on the agenda, with drafts presented by Bukharin (USSR), Thalheimer (Germany) and Kabakchiev (Bulgaria). No program was adopted.
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