V. I. Lenin
A Militant Agreement for the Uprising and the Formation of a Combat Committee
Written: Written in February-March 1905
First published in 1926 in Lenin Miscellany V.
Printed from the original.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
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1) Motive behind agreement
2) Its aims
(1) overthrow of autocracy
(2) provisional revolutionary government
(3) arming of the people
(4) Constituent Assembly
(5) revolutionary peasant committees.
4) Formation of an interim combat committee for the purpose of
(1) collecting money
(2) clarifying manpower
(3) informing masses of Russian workers about the agreement and broadly
discussing means of implementation
(4) preparing for a Russian conference to form a Russian
5) The task of the Combat Committee: co-ordination of measures in preparing
for an uprising.
2/3 in view of the importance of total solidarity and maintenance of independence by each party.
6) The Combat Committee’s attitude to terrorism.
7) Call to all socialists and all revolutionary democrats.
The Combat Committee issues an appeal only on questions
entirely within its programme and not otherwise than with a
reservation about the Party’s independence in every case.
This plan is close in content to Lenin’s article “A Militant Agreement
for the Uprising”
(see present edition, Vol. 8, pp. 158–66)
and was apparently written after the article, because it raises the
question of a combat committee, which the article does not.