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A Tactical Platform for the Unity Congress of the RSDLP

Auhtor: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Language: english
Published: 1906

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political,  revolutionary,  social history
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Summary of the Book 'A Tactical Platform for the Unity Congress of the RSDLP':

The birth of the Cesarevitch Alexis Nicolaievitch in August 1904 caused great rejoicings in Russia because it had been preceded by the birth of four daughters to the lmnperial couple and there seemed reason to fear that the succession to the Throne would not descend in the direct line. The joy of the Imperial Family was increased when it was found that the child was of a bright active disposition and very intelligeat. In all his tastes he showed himself thoroughly Russian and he took a special interest in everything that concerned the Army and Navy. Unfortunately in common withi several of his near relations he had a serious organiic defect consisting of a tendency to dangerous internal hemorrhage which may be brought about by any slight accident. It is hereditary being transmitted through females but appear- ing only in males. Though too young to take any Active part in the war he has nevertlieless sbown keen interest in its progress. In December 1914 hc madle his first journey alone leaving Tsarskoe Selo to meet his parentns in Mloscow. Hfere he.assisted his father in distributing decorations to the troops. In the autumn of 1915 he acconipamed the Emperor to the front and.shared the military lfe at Imperial Headquarters. He joined the Emperor in his tours of inspection and endeared himself to all.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Tactical Platform for the Unity Congress of the RSDLP':


... . ? . ? . ? . ? . ? . 157 ATTITUDE TOWARD THE NATIONAL SOCIAL-DEMOCRATIC PARTIES . ? . ? . ? . ? . ? . ? . ? . ? . ? . ? . ? . ? . ? . ...
... rough drafts, the object of which is to give as complote an idea as possible of the sum-total of views on tactics held by a certain section of the Party, ...
... to the group which drew up the resolutions. THE PRESENT STAGE OF THE DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION     Whereas:   ...
... foremost class in modern society, demand that a relentless struggle be waged against the constitutional illusions which the liberal monarchist bourgeoisie ...
... disorganised the forces of the proletariat     (4)?the entire revolutionary movement led with elemental force to the armed uprising in ...
... should agree:     (1)?that at the present time armed uprising is not only the necessary means of fighting for freedom, but a stage actually ...
... of hostilities, which the revolutionary people are now conducting in the form of sporadic guerrilla attacks upon the enemy     (2)?these ...
...     (2)?in this open struggle, the elements of the local population that are capable of fighting resolutely against the old regime ...
... operations of the counter-revolutionary armies     (4)?only a provisional revolutionary government, as the organ of a victorious insurrection, ...
... authority, their strength and importance depend entirely on the strength and success of the insurrection     We are of the opinion, ...
...   (3)?that the broadest possible sections of the working class, and also of representatives of the revolutionary democrats, particularly ...
... Union of October Seventeenth, the Party of Law and Order, the Commercial and Industrial Party,[80] etc.) represent the class organisations of the landlords ...
... petty bourgeoisie, strongly opposing landlordism and the semi-feudal state, consistently striving for democracy and clothing their virtually bourgeois-democratic ...
... number of members from among candidates nominated by the regional congresses in those parts of Russia where at present separate Social-Democratic ...
... direct association with the Party - however, without at all expelling non-party members from their ranks. ATTITUDE ...
... illusions, belief that the elections can to some estent truly espress the will of the people, and the notion that the Party is taking the path of pseudo-constitutionalism ...
...   (e)?the withdrawal of a section of the electors from the gubernia election meetings could neither frustrate the convocation of the Duma nor ...
... for example: two-stage elections or co-optation to elected bodies, etc., may be permitted only when police obstacles are insurmountable, and in exceptional ...
... in Partiiniye Izvestia, No. 2, and was also published in leaflet form by the Joint Central Committee and the St. Petersburg Joint Committee of the R.S.D.L.P. ...
... too leftist. Among its more prominent leaders were K. K. Arsenyev, I. I. Ivanyukov, M. M. Kovalevsky, V. D. Kuzmin-Karavayev and A. S. Posnikov. Lacking ...