V. I. Lenin

Too Gross a Lie

Published: Pravda No. 43, May 11 (April 28), 1917. Printed from the Pravda text.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 41, pages 429.3-430.1.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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The sage Rabochaya Gazeta has assured its readers that Plekhanov and Lenin are allies because both oppose the Stockholm conference of the social-chauvinists. Rabochaya Gazeta confines itself to issuing a few shouts, saying not a word about our arguments in substance, and keeping   silent about the fact that this conference is a screen for capitalist diplomats!

This is a cheap trick!

Marxists must tell the people the truth and expose the tricks of the diplomats operating through the social-chauvinists.

No Marxist will allow himself, as Rabochaya Gazeta does, to keep silent about the fact that the refusal of the French social-chauvinists means a desire on the part of the Anglo-French and Russian bourgeoisie to drag out the war until Germany’s total defeat.


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