V. I.   Lenin

Dispatch of a Delegation to Sveaborg

Resolution of the Executive Commission of the St. Petersburg Committee of the R.S.D.L.P.

Written: Written July 16 (29), 1906
Published: First printed in 1930 in “Report to the Sixteenth Party Congress” published by the Lenin Institute, C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.), Moscow. Published according to the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1965, Moscow, Volume 11, page 132.
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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In view of the Special reports received from Sveaborg[1] concerning the extremely acute situation in this town and the possibility of an immediate outbreak, the Executive Commission of the St. Petersburg Committee of the R.S.D.L.P. resolves:

1) to send immediately to Sveaborg a delegation consisting of comrades NNNN;

2) to instruct this delegation to take all measures required for a thorough examination of the situation on the spot;

3) to instruct it to influence local members of the Party, revolutionaries and the population so as to secure a postponement of action, provided this is possible without excessive sacrifice on the part of the population through arrests by the government of persons already marked out for that purpose;

4) to instruct the delegation, in case it is quite impossible to stop an outbreak, to take the most active part in leading the movement, i. e., to help the masses who have joined the struggle to organise independently, to disarm and wipe out the reaction, to undertake decisive offensive action after suitable preparation, and to come forward with correct and really revolutionary slogans, capable of rallying the whole people.


[1] For conspirative reasons the name of the town (Sveaborg) was indicated in Lenin’s manuscript by a dash.

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