Cover of Bill on the Equality of Nations and the Safeguarding of the Rights of National Minorities

Bill on the Equality of Nations and the Safeguarding of the Rights of National Minorities

Auhtor: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Language: english
Published: 1917

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political,  revolutionary,  social history
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Summary of the Book 'Bill on the Equality of Nations and the Safeguarding of the Rights of National Minorities':

Lenin was the initiator of the central drama--the tragedy--of our era the rise of totalitarian states. A bookish man with a scholars habits and a generals tactical instincts Lenin introduced to the 20th century the practice of taking an all-embracing ideology and imposing it on an entire society rapidly and mercilessly he created a regime that erased politics erased historical memory erased opposition. In his short career in power from 1917 until his death in 1924 Lenin created a model not merely for his successor Stalin but for Mao for Hitler for Pol Pot. And while in this way Lenin may be the central actor who begins the 20th century he is the least knowable of characters. As a boy growing up in Simbirsk Lenin distinguished himself in Latin and Greek. The signal event of his youth--the event that radicalized him--came in 1887 when his eldest brother Alexander a student at the University of St. Petersburg was hanged for conspiring to help assassinate Czar Alexander III. As a lawyer Lenin became increasingly involved in radical politics and after completing a three-year term of Siberian exile he began his rise as the leading communist theorist tactician and party organizer.

Excerpts from the Book 'Bill on the Equality of Nations and the Safeguarding of the Rights of National Minorities':


... BILL ON THE EQUALITY OF NATIONS AND THE SAFEGUARDING OF THE RIGHTS OF NATIONAL ...
... from the Russian by Bernard Isaacs and Joe Fineberg Edited by Julius Katzer Public Domain: Lenin Internet Archive (2000). You may freely ...
... AND THE SAFEGUARDING OF THE RIGHTS ???OF NATIONAL MINORITIES[145] ? ? 1.? The boundaries of Russia's ...
... and urban (villages, volosts, uyezds, gubernias, parts and sections of towns, suburbs, etc.), shall be revised on the basis of a register of present-day ...
... to elect one commission member shall elect a commission member with a consultative voice. ? ? 3.? The new boundaries shall be endorsed by the central ...
... proportional representation areas with specific geographical, living or economic conditions or a special national composition of the population shall ...
... bodies shall be determined by the central parliament of the country. ? ? 6.? All nations in the state are absolutely equal, and all privileges ...
... 7.? The local self-governing bodies and autonomous Diets shall determine the language in which business is to be conducted by state and public establishments ...
... in the language in which they are addressed, etc. Measures by Zemstvos, towns, etc., which infringe the equality of languages enjoyed by the ...
... fields, shall be considered non-valid and subject to repeal on a protest filed by any citizen of the state, regardless of domicile. ? ? 8.? ...
... and management of the town and Zemstvo bodies. ? ? 9.? In territorial units with a mixed population the number of members on the boards of ...
... twenty. This number (20) may be increased by order of the self-governing bodies and autonomous Diets. Areas shall be considered as having a mixed ...
... voice. ? ? 11.? The proportional share of the funds expended on the cultural and educational needs of the national minorities in a given ...
... minorities in the whole population of the given area. ? ? 12.? A census of the population, with due account of the native language of citizens, ...
... of expenditures on cultural and educational needs in conformity with the share of the national minorities in the population, shall be considered ...
... ? NOTES ? [145] Bill on the Equality of Nations and the Safeguarding of the Rights of National Minorities was drafted ...
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