V. I.   Lenin

Speech at a Stone-Laying Ceremony for a
Monument to Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg Held in Petrograd, July 19, 1920[1]

Newspaper Report

Delivered: July 19, 1920
Published: Petrogradskaya Pravda No. 59 July 21, 1920. Printed from the newspaper text.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Printing, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 204b-205a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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Comrades, in all countries communist leaders are suffering unimaginable sacrifices. They are dying by the thousand in Finland and Hungary and other countries. But no persecutions can arrest the growth of communism,   and the heroism of fighters like Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg gives us courage and faith in the complete victory of communism, (Comrade Lenin’s speech was drowned in thunderous cheers. TheInternationalewas sung.)


[1] This speech was delivered at a meeting of thousands of people on Uritsky Square (formerly Palace Square) on the evening of July 19, after the termination of the first sitting of the Second Congress of the Communist International.

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