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Published: First published in 1925 in the supplement to Issue VI of the newspapers Vperyod and Proletary, published by the History of the Party Institute of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolsheviks). Published according to the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1972, Moscow, Volume 9, page 435.
Translated: The Late Abraham Fineberg and Julius Katzer
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Geneva, November 4 (October 22)

Nicholas the Bloodstained’s “Constitutional” Manifesto has been followed by countless new killings organised by Trepov and his thugs. The ferocity of the Cossacks, the anti-Jewish pogroms, the shooting down in the streets of freshly “amnestied” political offenders, the pillage conduct ed by the Black Hundreds with the aid of the police— everything has been brought into play so as to crush the revolutionary struggle.

The tsar has given the revolutionaries excellent help by confirming their appraisal of his false concession, their appraisal of the vile comedy of a “liberal” manifesto. The tsar is out to provoke a new and determined struggle. So much the better! All of Social-Democracy’s activities, the entire energy of the proletariat will now be directed towards preparing for the next onslaught and destroying the monster of tsarism, which, in its death throes, is trying for the last time to arouse evil instincts in the ignorant mob. The greater Trepov’s display of zeal, the more certain is the complete downfall of the entire Trepov set-up and of all the Romanovs.


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