V. I. Lenin

The Life and Work of V.I. Lenin


January 29 (February 10) The tsarist government issues an order exiling Lenin to East Siberia under police surveillance for three years.
February 13 (25) Lenin is informed of his sentence to exile in East Siberia.
February 14 (26) Lenin is released from remand imprisonment and allowed to remain in St. Petersburg until the evening of February 17 (March 1).
February 14-17 (February 26-March 1) Lenin has a meeting in St. Petersburg with the other “old” League of Struggle members who have been released before being sent into exile and with “young” members. At a meeting of “old” and “young” League members Lenin severely criticises the “economism” trend that is beginning to appear among the “young” members.
February 17 (March 1) Lenin leaves St. Petersburg for exile in Siberia via Moscow.
February 18-22 (March 2-6) On his way to exile a halt is made In Moscow, where Lenin has permission to stay for a while with his mother. He stays two days longer than allowed by the police.
February 22 (March 6) Lenin leaves Moscow for Siberia, where he is to live in exile.
March 4 (16) Lenin arrives in Krasnoyarsk.
March 9-April 30 (March 21-May 12) While in Krasnoyarsk Lenin studies problems relating to Russia's economic development, using for this purpose books in the private library of G. V. Yudin, a local merchant.
April-July Lenin's Characterisation of Economic Romanticism is published in Novoye Slovo, issues 7-10.
April 30 (May 12) Lenin leaves Krasnoyarsk via Minusinsk for the village of Shushenskoye, the place to which he has been exiled.
May 6 (18) Lenin arrives in Minusinsk.
May 8 (20) Lenin arrives in the village of Shushenskoye, Minusinsk Province, Yenisei Gubernia.
Summer and autumn Lenin writes his pamphlet The New Factory Law autumn and the appendix to it.
September 27-28 (October 9-10) Lenin travels to Minusinsk, where he makes the acquaintance of exiled members of the Narodnaya Volya and Narodnoye Pravo organisations.
September 29-October 4 (October 11-16) From Minusinsk Lenin arrives in the village of Tesinskoye, where he spends five days among exiled Social-Democrats.
November Lenin leaves Shushenskoye village and visits Minusinsk “without permission."
Second half of the year 1897 Lenin writes the pamphlet The Tasks of the Russian Social-Democrats and the articles “The Handicraft Census of 1894-95 in Perm Gubernia and General Problems of 'Handicraft' Industry," “Gems of Narodnik Project-Mongering," and “The Heritage We Renounce."
1897 -- While in exile, Lenin maintains contact with the leading bodies of the working-class movement in Russia and with the Emancipation of Labour group abroad, and also corresponds with Social-Democrats in other places of exile; he continues preparations for his book The Development of Capitalism in Russia.
-- Lenin gives legal advice to the peasants of Shushenskoye village and the surrounding region, and enjoys great prestige among them.