Lenin Collected Works:
Preface by Progress Publishers
Volume 15 contains works written by V. I. Lenin during the period
from March 1908 to August 1909.
The volume contains articles and other items by Lenin published in
the newspapers Proletary and Sotsial-Demokrat;
documents of the Fifth (All-Russian) Conference of the
R.S.D.L.P. and the conference of the extended editorial board of
In his writings: “On to the Straight Road”, “The
Assessment of the Russian Revolution”, “On the 'Nature'
of the Russian Revolution”, “The Assessment of the
Present Situation”, “On the Road”, Lenin gives an
analysis of the coup d'état of June 3,1907, outlines the
tasks and tactics of the Party during the period of the Stolypin
reaction, and exposes the liquidationism of the Mensheviks.
His articles “Two Letters”, “On t lie Article
'Questions of the Day"', “A Caricature of Bolshevism”,
“The Liquidation of Liquidationism” and the documents of
the conference of the extended editorial board of Proletary
are direct ed against “liquidationism from the
left"—otzovism, ultimatumism and god-building.
In his works: “The Agrarian Question in Russia Towards the
Close of the Nineteenth Century”, “The Agrarian
Programme of Social-Democracy in the Russian
Revolution. Autoabstract”, “P. Maslov in
Hysterics”, “Some Remarks on the 'Reply' by
P. Maslov”, “From the Editorial Board” and
“How Plekhanov and Co. Defend Revisionism”, Lenin
defends and develops Marxist theory on the agrarian question.
In the articles “Inflammable Material in World
Politics”, “Bellicose Militarism and the Anti-Militarist
of Social-Democracy”, “Events in the Balkans and in
Persia” and “Meeting of the International Socialist
Bureau”, Lenin discusses the most important international
events and defines the tactics of revolutionary Social-Democracy in
the struggle against militarism.
This volume includes six documents printed for the first time in
Lenin's Works. In the article, “British and German
Workers Demonstrate for Peace” Lenin exposed the predatory
aspirations of the capitalists and their war preparations, and
showed the rise of the revolutionary working-class movement. Two
documents, “Statement by the Bolsheviks” and “To
the Executive Committee of the German Social-Democratic Labour
Party” are devoted to the struggle of the Bolsheviks against
the Menshevik liquidators at the Fifth (All-Russian) Conference of
the R.S.D.L.P. Two speeches at the conference of the extended
editorial board of Proletary and the “Draft Letter of
the Bolshevik Centre to the Council of the School on Capri”
are directed against the otzovists, ultimatumists and god-builders.