V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on November 7, 1913
Published: First published in 1924 in Krasnaya Letopis No. 1. Sent from Cracow to St. Petersburg. Printed from the typewritten copy found in police records.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1976], Moscow, Volume 35, page 118.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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In view of the importance of the campaign against the Seven, it is extremely important for us, as contributors, to have daily information. But Za Pravdu is late every day. We earnestly ask you to take steps to see that the paper is sent daily in good time, and without delay.

That the majority is for the Six is clear. But the conduct of the Six is inconsistent. Victory is within their grasp, if they take the logically (and politically) inevitable step and proclaim themselves a separate group.

Once this is done, and a statement handed in to the Duma, the Seven will he obliged (by the very technique of work in the Duma) to enter into an agreement with the Six.

It would be ridiculous to let victory slip from their hands when it is completely assured. The more resolutely they separate, the more speedily will federation be restored.

The campaign against the Seven began excellently, but is now being carried on with insufficient determination. In reply to the most shameless insolence of the liquidators, the newspaper needs not to complain but to attack, stressing the infringement of the will of the proletariat by the Seven, and their anti-Party character. The watchword should be: “Resign your seats, gentlemen of the Seven, if you don’t want to reckon with the will of the majority of the workers, if you want to go against the Party.” This watchword should be made quite clear and precise, repealing it daily.


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