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Lenin Collected Works:
Volume 10

Preface by Progress Publishers

Volume Ten contains works ·by V. I. Lenin written between November 1905 and June 6 (19), 1906, during the period when he was active in St. Petersburg upon his return from exile abroad.

The articles “The Reorganisation of the Party”, “The Armed Forces and the Revolution”, “The Proletariat and the Peasantry”, “The Dying Autocracy and New Organs of Popular Rule”, etc., which were published in Novaya Zhizn, a legal Bolshevik newspaper, define the tasks of the Party during the first Russian revolution.

The pamphlet The Victory of the Cadets and the Tasks of the Workers' Party and the articles written by Lenin after the defeat of the armed uprising in December 1905 sum up and generalise the experience of the first year of the revolution.

In his Revision of the Agrarian Programme of the Workers Party, Lenin sets forth and substantiates the Bol shevik agrarian programme for confiscation of the landed estates and for nationalisation of all the land.

Considerable space is taken up in this volume by works dealing with the Fourth (Unity) Congress of the Party: “A Tactical Platform for the Unity Congress of the R.S.D.L.P.", speeches and statements made at the Congress, and the “Report on the Unity Congress of the R.S.D.L.P.".

This volume also contains “Our Tasks and the Soviet of Workers' Deputies”, an article included in Lenin's Collected Works for the first time. In it Lenin appraises the Soviets as organs of insurrection and as the rudiments of a new, revolutionary power.

Other documents included in the present edition for the first time are various statements made by Lenin at the Fourth (Unity) Congress of the R.S.D.L.P.: Statement in Support of Muratov's (Morozov's) Amendment Concerning a Parliamentary Social-Democratic Group; Resolution on the Accountability of the Credentials Committee to the Congress; Statement on the Necessity of the Congress Approving the Minutes; Written Statement at the Seventeenth Session of the Congress; Written Statement at the Twenty- First Session of the Congress; Speeches and Statements at the St. Petersburg City Conference of the R.S.D.L.P. (February and March 1906). Published for the first time in the Collected Works are the articles “Resolution and Revolution” and “They Won't Even Bargain!", which appeared in Volna, a legal Bolshevik newspaper, in 1906. Both articles are directed against the Cadets.

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