V. I.   Lenin

The Bolshevik Resolution on the State Duma[1]

Published: Volna, No. 12, May 9, 1906. Published according to the Volna text.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1965, Moscow, Volume 10, page 401.
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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In publishing this draft resolution, we invite the impar tial reader to say whether this draft provides any excuse for playing with words like “anarchism”, “Blanquism”, etc. Furthermore, which resolution has been justified by expe rience: the one adopted by the Congress, or this one? Is it not clear now that none but indirect use can be made of the Duma? Is it not clear now which of these two resolu tions more directly meets genuine revolutionary democracy, and more correctly appraises “Cadetism” as it has manifested itself in practice, in the Duma?


[1] This article was written by Lenin as an afterword to the resolution “On the State Duma”, which he submitted to the Unity Congress of the R.S.D.L.P. (see pp. 292-93 of this volume) and which Volna published In its issue No. 12 on May 9 (22), 1906.

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