First Congress of the Communist International

Congress Greetings to the Ukrainian Workers

Source: Theses Resolutions and Manifestos of the First Four Congress of the Third International, translated by Alix Holt and Barbara Holland. Ink Links 1980;
Transcribed: by Andy Blunden.

4 March 1919

The Congress of the Communist International extends cordial greetings to the Ukrainian comrades attending the 3rd Congress of the Ukrainian Soviets. The Ukrainian comrades have finally managed to defeat the enemies in their country, thus demonstrating to the Entente interventionists that the workers and poor peasants of the Ukraine will not stand for the rule of the bourgeoisie of whatever variety, that they are fighting for a Soviet Republic and are winning this struggle.

Long live the dictatorship of the proletariat!

Long live the socialist revolution!