V. I. Lenin

Outline of Unidentified Speech at a Meeting

Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXI. Printed from notes in an unknown hand, revised and enlarged by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 41, page 429.2.
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.  

The revolution has been carried out by the Petrograd workers.

The revolution has not stopped, it is just starting.

Petrograd has awakened Russia. Petrograd has liberated her. The great cause of the Petrograd workers.

The Soviet of Soldiers’ and Workers’ Deputies will subsequently take power and do away with war and the rule of capital!

What the Petrograd workers have started, the soldiers’ fraternisation at the front will continue.

Fraternal alliance of workers of all countries.

Revolutionary alliance.

Long live the Russian revolution!

Long live the world socialist revolution!

N. Lenin

April 25, 1917{1}


{1} The last two sentences, the date and the signature are in Lenin’s hand.—Ed.

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