V. I. Lenin

Draft Resolution On The Provisional Bureau Of The Bolshevik Group In The Constituent Assembly

Written: 11 or 12 of December, 1917
First Published: For the Collected Works. Published according to the Minutes
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, Progress Publishers, Moscow, Volume 26, 1972, pp. 378
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov and George Hanna, Edited by George Hanna
Transcription & HTML Markup: Charles Farrell and David Walters
Online Version: Lenin Internet Archive November, 2000


In view of the fact that the Provisional Bureau of the Social-Democratic group of Bolsheviks in the Constituent Assembly has taken no action in respect of its chief task, that of working out a principled resolution on our Party's attitude to the Constituent Assembly; and

that the numerous individual statements, proposals and votes have shown that the majority of (or all?) the members of the Provisional Bureau hold views that are absolutely un-Social-Democratic and reveal a bourgeois-democratic attitude to the Constituent Assembly ignoring the real conditions of the class struggle and civil war,

the group resolves that the Provisional Bureau shall be dissolved and a new one elected.