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A Serious Lesson and a Serious Responsibility

Auhtor: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Language: english
Published: 1917

Genres:

political,  revolutionary,  social history
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Review by Michael Gallagher, November 2009


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Summary of the Book 'A Serious Lesson and a Serious Responsibility':

The Russian Revolution of 1917 is also called the Bolshevik Revolution or the October Revolution. In 1917 there were actually two revolutions in Russia. One was the February Revolution in which the Tsar abdicated his throne and the Provisional Government took power. The other was the October Revolution in which the Provisional Government was overthrown by the Bolsheviks. The Russian Revolution of 1917 played a very important role in world history and also a major role in the history of the Baltic states of Estonia Latvia and Lithuania. Baltic peoples also played a major role in the 1917 Revolution particularly the Latvian Bolsheviks who comprised a key portion of the Red Guards that defended the Bolsheviks at a crucial time in its early existence. Earlier during the 1905 Revolution in Russia the peasants in the Baltic took this as their cue to revolt against their rulers. At different times in history the Estonian and Latvian peasants had been ruled by Tsarist Russia the Kingdom of Sweden and the Baltic German nobility Lithuanian peasants were governed by Russia and before it by the Kingdom of Poland (1569 to 1791). They saw this time period as an opportunity to finally take control over their destiny and to rule them selves. Though it didnt lead to independence at this time it independence did emerge from 1918 till 1940 for the people of the Baltic States.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Serious Lesson and a Serious Responsibility':


... on March 5 1918? Published on March 5, 1918 in Pravda No. 42 Signed: N. Lenin Published according to the manuscript??? ? Translated ...
... countless newspaper columns, are sweating and straining, are not sparing even, as they put it, printer's ink to represent the breathing-space theory ...
... the businesslike (as expressed in deeds, not phrase-making) defence of the socialist fatherland. This is a fact which will become more evident to the ...
...     Facts are stubborn things.     Our pseudo-Lefts, in their efforts to dodge the facts, the lessons to be derived from ...
... peace? Why does he not recall the more recent past, when he wrote in Pravda about his illusion (the worst of all illusions) that peace could be concluded ...
... upon thousands of guns and of wealth to the value of hundreds upon hundreds of millions. I had predicted this definitely and clearly in my theses ...
... document, which unfortunately is being concealed by the Lefts from their readers, is the record (1) of the vote on January 21, 1918, at the meeting ...
... Kommunist ) voted in favour. All the rest voted against.     On the question of whether it was permissible to sign an annexationist ...
... favour.     On the question, Should we conclude peace if a German offensive becomes a fact and a revolutionary upsurge fails to eventuate ...
... thing and achieve the opposite.     N. Bukharin rebukes me for not giving a concrete analysis of the terms of the present peace. But it should ...
... are worse, more onerous and humiliating than the bad, onerous and humiliating Brest terms, it is our pseudo-Lefts, Bukharin, Lomov, Uritsky and Co., ...
... did not accept the Brest peace.     The Lefts fell into a trap set by the Russian bourgeoisie, who had to embroil us in the worst kind ...
... Moscow. In Petrograd the best of the workers' districts - Vyborg and Vasilyevsky Island - have already sobered up. The Petrograd Soviet of Workers' ...
... facts knows that the greatest hindrance to resisting the Germans in February 1918, whether in Great Russia, the Ukraine, or Finland, was our undemobilised ...
... an oppressed nation and an oppressing nation, which was a rival of the conqueror and no less a conqueror itself (be it noted by the advocates of a ...
... of a succession of wars. We are moving towards a new, patriotic war. We will arrive at that war in the midst of a ripening socialist revolution. And ...
... and the St. Petersburg Area Committee of the R.S.D.L.P. Only eleven issues appeared. Publication was ceased by decision of the Petrograd City Party ...
... a resolution approving the decision of the All-Russia C.E.C., which stated that the conclusion of peace was essential as the only way out of the ...
... On the night of March 4, a Moscow city conference of the R.S.D.L.P.(B.) was held at which a large number of workers were also present, besides the ...
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