V. I.   Lenin

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

Written: Written on February 15-18 (February 28—March 3), 1907
Published: Published in Proletary, No. 14, March 4, 1907. Published according to the newspaper text.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1962, Moscow, Volume 12, pages 133-144.
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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1. The Present Stage in the Democratic Revolution  135
2. The Attitude to the Bourgeois Parties  136
3. The Class Tasks of the Proletariat at the Present Stage of the Democratic Revolution  138
4. The Tactics of the Social-Democrats in the State Duma  140
5. The Intensification of Mass Destitution and of the Economic Struggle  142
6. Non-Party Workers’ Organisations and the Anarcho-Syndicalist Trend Among the Proletariat  142



[1]Draft Resolutions for the Fifth Congress of the R.S.D.L.P.” were published in Proletary, No. 14 (March 4, 1907), with the following introduction from the editors: “A meeting of representatives of the St. Petersburg Committee, the Moscow Committee, the Moscow Regional Committee, the Regional Bureau of the Central Industrial Region and the Proletary Editorial Board took place between February 15 and February 18 and drew up the following draft resolutions for the Congress, to serve as material for a Party discussion and preparation for the Congress on some of the most important tactical questions”. The minutes of this meeting have not survived.

The “Draft Resolutions” were printed (abridged) in the legal Bolshevik newspaper Novy Luch (New Ray), Nos. 6 and 7, on February 25 and 27 and also in the Bolshevik symposium Questions of Tactics (Second Issue) which appeared in April 1907. They were also reprinted by the Moscow Committee of the R.S.D.L.P. in abridged form and with some editorial changes.

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