V. I.   Lenin

Remarks on the Resolution of the Executive of the Communist International on
The Borotbists

Written: February 22, 1920
Published: First published in 1933 in the book: N. N. Popov Outline of the History of the Communist Party (Bolsheviks) of the Ukraine, Kiev. Printed from the typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Printing, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 180b-181a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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1) I strongly urge that the Borotbists be accused not of nationalism, but of counter-revolutionary and petty-bourgeois tendencies.

2) An accusation should be definitely added that they do not treat their Spilka schoolteachers (do not wage an   implacable struggle against them) the way we do our petty-bourgeois A.T.U.[1]




[1] In referring to the Ukrainian Spilka teachers Lenin has in mind the Schoolteachers’ Union of the Ukraine, which was controlled by Petlyura elements. Spilka-Ukrainian Social-Democratic Union. A TU All-Russia Schoolteachers’ Union.

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