V. I. Lenin

Speech At A Workers’ Meeting At

The Elektrosila Plant No. 3

(Formerly Dynamo Plant)

To Mark The Fourth Anniversary Of The October Revolution

November 7, 1921

Brief Newspaper Report

Delivered: 6 November, 1921
First Published: Pravda No. 254, November 11, 1921; Published according to the Pravda text
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1965, Volume 33, page 120
Translated: David Skvirsky and George Hanna
Transcription\HTML Markup: David Walters & R. Cymbala
Copyleft: V. I. Lenin Internet Archive (www.marx.org) 2002. Permission is granted to copy and/or distribute this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

Comrade Lenin cited vivid examples showing that Soviet power was day by day gaining ever greater significance in the minds of the working people and was giving them ever greater proof that it is the power of the working people themselves.

“The man with a gun-who was the terror of the working people in the past!” said Comrade Lenin“is no longer a terror for he is now a representative of the Red Army, and is their protector”