V. I. Lenin

Polish Opposition at the Brussels Conference{1}

Written: Written after July 5 (18), 1914
Published: First published in 1961 in Vol. 25 of the Fifth Russian edition of the Collected Works. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 41, page 334.3.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
Copyleft: V. I. Lenin Internet Archive (www.marxists.org) © 2004 Permission is granted to copy and/or distribute this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.  

At the Brussels conference the Polish opposition headed by Malecki went over to the liquidators. With these men deeds do not match words. Let us wait for the results of their July 3 bloc with Alexinsky, Plekhanov and the liquidators. Practice is the best test.


{1} The item was intended for the newspaper Trudovaya Pravda. In the margin of the page on which it is written, Lenin made a note for the editors: “Set this thing in brevier, and do not print any replies to their letters, nothing at all: let them all go to their new ‘brothers by bloc’\thinspace”.

The item was not published as the newspaper was closed down on July 8 (21), 1914. p. 834

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