V. I.   Lenin

A Tactical Platform for the Unity Congress of the R.S.D.L.P.

Draft Resolutions for the Unity Congress of the R.S.D.L.P.[1]

Published: Published in Partiiniye Izvestia, No. 2, March 20, 1906. Published according to the newspaper text.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1965, Moscow, Volume 10, pages 147-164.
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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The Present Stage of the Democratic Revolution  150
Armed Uprising  151
Fighting Guerrilla Operations  153
The Provisional Revolutionary Government and Local Organs of Revolutionary Authority  154
Soviets of Workers’ Deputies  156
Attitude Towards the Bourgeois Parties  157
Attitude Towards the National Social-Democratic Parties  159
The Trade Unions  160
Attitude Towards the State Duma  161
Principles of Party Organisation  163



[1] The Bolsheviks’ tactical platform for the Unity Congress of the R.S.D.L.P was drawn up in the latter half of February 1906. All the draft resolutions making up the platform, except the one headed “The Class Tasks of the Proletariat at the Present Stage of the Democratic Revolution”, were written by Lenin. The platform was discussed in preliminary form at meetings of Party leaders in Kuokkala, Finland, where Lenin lived for a while.

Early in March the platform was discussed in Moscow, at a meeting of members of the Moscow Committee, a group of agitators and propagandists, the literary group, the Moscow Bureau of the Central Committee, members of the Okruzhnoi Committee and other Party functionaries, with Lenin participating, and then, in the middle of March, at a conference in St. Petersburg, with Lenin presiding. On March 20 (April 2), the platform appeared in Partiiniye Izvestia, No. 2, and was also published in leaflet form by the Joint Central Committee and the St. Petersburg Joint Committee of the R.S.D.L.P.

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