Lenin Collected Works:
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,
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.