V. I.   Lenin

Speech at a Meeting of
Communists and Candidate Members of the R.C.P.(B.) of the Kremlin Area. May 9, 1921

(From The Minutes)

Published: First published in 1963 in the Fifth Russian Edition of the Collected Works, Volume 43. Printed from the typed copy of the minutes.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 3nd English Printing, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 299b-300a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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Comrade Lenin said in his report: You, as members of the Party, should read my pamphlet concerning the tax in kind,[1] which has now come off the press and is being   distributed. He also pointed out that every member of the Party should not lose touch with the non-Party masses, as often happens with us. Each one of us, therefore, must keep closer to the non-Party masses and carry on more propaganda. In conclusion he said: All of you, who often read the newspapers and attend meetings and lectures, being more developed people, should do more work among the peasants, carry on agitation among them to explain the significance of the tax in kind. We shall then achieve better results.


[1] See Vol. 32 of this edition, pages 329-65.—Ed.

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