J. V. Stalin

Volume 6


Source: Works, Vol. 6, January-November, 1924, pp. XIII-XIV
Publisher: Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow, 1954
Transcription/Markup: Brian Reid
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The sixth volume of J. V. Stalin’s Works contains writings and speeches of the year 1924.

This was the first year without V. I. Lenin. The Bolshevik Party and Soviet people continued their creative work of building socialism under Comrade Stalin’s leadership. Comrade Stalin rallied the Party around its Central Committee and mobilised it for the struggle to build socialism in the U.S.S.R.

The works of Comrade Stalin included in the present volume played a cardinal part in the ideological defeat of Trotskyism and other anti-Leninist groups, in the defence, substantiation and development of Leninism.

The sixth volume opens with Comrade Stalin’s interview with a Rosta* correspondent entitled “The Discussion,” and with his report to the Thirteenth Conference of the R.C.P.(B.) on “Immediate Tasks in Party Affairs,” which are devoted to the exposure of Trotskyism and the struggle for the ideological and organisational unity of the Bolshevik Party.

In his speech at the Second All-Union Congress of Soviets, On the Death of Lenin, Comrade Stalin on behalf of the Bolshevik Party made his great vow sacredly to cherish and fulfil Lenin’s behests.

The volume includes J. V. Stalin’s well-known work The Foundations of Leninism, in which he gives a masterly exposition and theoretical substantiation of Leninism.

The “Organisational Report of the Central Committee to the Thirteenth Congress of the R. C. P. (B.),” “The Results of the Thirteenth Congress of the R.C.P. (B.),” “Concerning the International Situation,” “The Party’s Immediate Tasks in the Countryside,” and other articles and speeches are devoted to questions of the international situation, the internal life and consolidation of the Party, the alliance of the working class and peasantry, and the education and re-education of the masses in the spirit of socialism.

The volume concludes with The October Revolution and the Tactics of the Russian Communists, which gives a theoretical summing up of the experience of the Great October Socialist Revolution and substantiates and develops Lenin’s teaching on the victory of socialism in one country.

A Letter to Comrade Demyan Bedny is published for the first time in this volume.

Marx-Engels-Lenin Institute
of the C.C., C.P.S.U.(B.)



* Russian Telegraph Agency.—Tr.