V. I.   Lenin


To:   N. I. BUKHARIN[1]

Written: Written on October 11, 1920
Published: First published in 1958 in Voprosy Istorii KPSS No. 1. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 445a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Why now dwell on the differences between us ( perhaps possible ones), if it suffices to state (and prove) on behalf of the Central Committee as a whole:

(1) proletarian culture=communism 

(2) is carried out by the R.C.P. 

(3) the proletar.-class=R.C.P.=Soviet power.

We are all agreed on this, aren’t we?


[1] By a decision of the Politbureau of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) on October 11, 1920, N. I. Bukharin was directed to speak at a meeting   of the Communist, group at the First All-Russia Congress of Proletcult, which was held in Moscow from October 5 to 12, 1920. The document published hero was Lenin’s reply to a note from Bukharin, who announced his refusal to speak at the Congress on the grounds that disagreements between him and Lenin were possible on certain questions of proletarian culture, for example, on point 4 of Lenin’s draft resolution “On Proletarian Culture” (see present edition, Vol. 31, pp. 316–17). The Communist group at the First Congress of Proletcult was proposed to adopt an organisational resolution subordinating the central and local Proletcult organisations to the People’s Commissariat for Education. This resolution was drawn up on the lines of Lenin’s express directives and was unanimously adopted by the Proletcult Congress.

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