V. I.   Lenin

Telegram to the Bolsheviks Leaving for Russia[1]

Published: First published in 1930 in Lenin Miscellany XIII. Written on March 6 (19), 1917. Translated from the French. Published according to a manuscript copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1964, Moscow, Volume 23, page 292.
Translated: M. S. Levin, The Late Joe Fineberg and and Others
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Our tactics: no trust in and no support of the new government; Kerensky is especially suspect; arming of the proletariat is the only guarantee; immediate elections to the Petrograd City Council; no rapprochement with other parties. Telegraph this to Petrograd.



[1] The telegram was sent to Stockholm, addressed to Lundström, a Swedish Social-Democrat, for communication to the Bolsheviks returning to Russia from Stockholm and Oslo. It reached Petrograd on March 13 (26) and was read out by Y. B. Bosh at a meeting of the C. C. Bureau in Russia and, on the same day, at a meeting of the Executive Commission of the Petrograd Party Committee.

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