V. I.   Lenin

The Third Congress of the R.S.D.L.P.

April 12 (25)-April 27 (May 10), 1905



Addendum to the Resolution on the Attitude Towards the Government’s Policy on the Eve and at the Moment of the Revolution

Could we not satisfy Comrade Alexandrov[1] with the following amendments to Schmidt’s[2] resolution (roughly):

1) instead of (the Congress) “resolves”: the Congress con firms the old tactics of the Social-Democrats as laid down at the Second Congress, with a detailed explanation applicable to the present moment (or something of the kind);

2) to add another clause to the resolution approximately as follows:

As regards the actual and sham concessions which the weakened autocracy is now making to the democrats in general and to the working class in particular, the Social-Democratic party of the working class should take advantage of them in order, on the one hand, to consolidate for the people every improvement in the economic conditions and every extension of liberties with a view to intensifying the struggle, and on the other, steadily to expose before the proletariat the reactionary aims of the government, which is trying to disunite and corrupt the working class and draw its attention away from its urgent class needs at the moment of the revolution.

Written at the end of April 1905
First published in 1931 in Lenin Miscellany XVI
Published according to the manuscript



[1] Alexandrov—D. S. Postolovsky.

[2] Schmidt—P. P. Rumyantsev, delegate from the Voronezh Committee.

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