J. V. Stalin

To Pravda

May 5, 1922

Source : Works, Vol. 5, 1921 - 1923
Publisher : Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow, 1954
Transcription/Markup : Salil Sen for MIA, 2008
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Pravda was born in the waves of the revolutionary upsurge during the famous "Lena events." The appearance of Pravda, the newspaper for the masses of the workers, precisely during those days marked :

1) the passing of the period of general weariness in the country following the Stolypin regime of "peace and quiet,"

2) the mighty awakening of the Russian working class for a new revolution, the second after the 1905 revolution,

3) the beginning of the winning of the broad masses of the working class to the side of the Bolsheviks.

The Pravda of 1912 was the laying of the cornerstone of the victory of Bolshevism in 1917.

J. Stalin


Pravda, No. 98, May 5, 1922