Written: Written May 18 (31), 1917
Published: Published June 1 (May 19), 1917 in Pravda No. 61. Published according to the newspaper text.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1964, Moscow, Volume 24, page 443.
Translated: Isaacs Bernard
Transcription\Markup: B. Baggins and D. Walters
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Yedinstvo (unity with the bourgeoisie) alleges today that “the Leninists contend that Kurland is a German province”.
That is a lie. That is in the vein of Russkaya Volya and Rech, and it is a lie.
Pravda has challenged Rech and other papers to give a definition of annexation that would fit all annexations, German, British, and Russian.
The bourgeois newspapers (Yedinstvo included) are unable to answer this question and so they dismiss it by repeating the old lies. Shame!
 A play on words. Yedinstvo meaning “Unity”.—Ed.