V. I. Lenin

Remarks to the Theses on a United Front

Written: Written December 6, 1921
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, page 368.2.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala and D. Walters
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Comrade Zinoviev,

I have read the rough draft of the theses and have no objections.

The paragraph on the history of Bolshevism should be amplified and partly modified. It is incorrect to say there was a split only in 1910. It should be stated that the formal splits with the Mensheviks in the spring of 1905 and in January 1912 alternated with the semi-unity and unity of 1906 and 1907 followed by that of 1910 not only because of the vicissitudes of the struggle but also under pressure from the rank and file, who demanded check tests through their own experience.

I think this should be stated more explicitly and concretely on one page.{1}




{1} Cf. Note 432.

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