V. I.   Lenin

“Rumours Agitating the Population”

Published: First published in Pravda No. 79, June 24 (11), 1917. Published according to the Pravda text.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 25, page 75.
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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The Provisional Government is calling upon the “population” today to stay calm in face of “the rumours that are being spread in the city and are agitating the population”.

Doesn’t the Provisional Government think that one sentence in the resolution passed by the Congress of Soviets is, and should he, a thousand times more agitating than all “rumours"? That sentence reads:

We know that concealed counter-revolutionaries want to take advantage of your [Bolshevik] demonstration.”

This is “more than rumours”. How can they fail to agitate the population?


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