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The Workers Group in the State Duma

Auhtor: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Language: english
Published: 1907

Genres:

political,  revolutionary,  social history
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Review by Dr. Bojan Tunguz, July 2005


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Summary of the Book 'The Workers Group in the State Duma':

The February Revolution of 1917 in Russia was the first stage of the Russian Revolution of 1917. Largely a bloodless transfer of power from the Tsar the regime that came into being was an alliance between liberals and socialists who wanted to instigate political reform create a democratically elected executive and constituent assembly. In the first half of February lack of food supply caused riots in the capital Petrograd. On February 18 the major plant of Petrograd Putilov Plant announced a strike the strikers were fired and some shops closed which caused unrest at other plants. On February 23 a series of meetings and rallies were held on the occasion of the International Womens Day which gradually turned into economic and political ones. They continued during the following days. At one point a large battalion of soldiers was sent to the city to quell the uprising but many deserted or even shot their officers and joined the revolt instead. This led Tsar Nicholas II to abdicate the throne on March 2. The Provisional Government that replaced the Tsar was initially led by a liberal aristocrat Prince Georgy Yevgenyevich Lvov. After his government failed he was succeeded by socialist Alexander Kerensky a Menshevik. On March 1 1917 the Petrograd Soviet of Workers and Soldiers Deputies issued Order No. 1 which ordered the military to obey its orders rather than those of the Provisional Government. Pressure from the right such as those behind the Kornilov Affair from the left mainly the Bolsheviks and pressure from the Allies to continue the war against Germany put the government under increasing strain.

Excerpts from the Book 'The Workers Group in the State Duma':


... THE WORKERS' GROUP IN THE STATE DUMA ? Volna, No. 13, May 10, 1906 Published ...
... with the Cadets. Many of them got into the Duma in such a way that it is difficult to tell whether they were elected as Constitutional-Democrats or ...
... of the Left wing, the Congress adopted a very important instruction to the Central Committee of the Party. The failure to print this resolution has ...
... Further, it instructs the Central Committee to give the Party periodical reports of the activities of the parliamentary group, and lastly, it imposes ...
... a desire is worthy of all sympathy. At the Congress we were opposed to the formation of an official parliamentary group. Our motives are set out precisely ...
... one must pursue a genuinely Social-Democratic workers' policy. Of course, we fully understand the difficulties of the position of parliamentary novices. ...
... mistake that the Workers' Group in the Duma has made. A few days after the vote on the reply to the address from the throne the members of the Workers' ...
... of the fighting people! We vote against your address. ? ? Had the Workers' Group said this, it would have performed an act of genuine Social-Democratic ...
... properly punished for the wrong tone of your address. If you continue in the same key, the day will not be far distant when the people will speak of you ...
... made by Nevskaya Gazeta. We cannot regard the incident over the address, writes that paper, ? as an excuse for stopping the activities of the Duma. ...
... Cadets, are quite right when they say: to abandon this position means putting the question bluntly, providing an excuse for stopping the activities ...
... intrinsic duplicity of their whole position, of their entire address. We must not appraise the revolutionary situation in the country from the standpoint ...
... it included several Right Cadets. At the Duma session on May 5 (18), 1906, during the discussion of the reply to the address from the throne, the Heyden ...
... people who had turned away from relying on the peasants (rural poor people) of the Russian villages and countryside, and they placed their hopes on the... ...
... Ilyich Lenin : A German Voice on the WarAnarchy In Petrograd. The War: 4th Year 1908th. Aided by the garriso'l of Petrograd, the Maximalists ...
... of Government has been taken over by the... >>read more<... memory, erased opposition. In his short... >>read more<... uncompromising opposition to the war and the Provisional Government and irreconcilable hostility toward all supporters of both he proposed that the ...
... at others, and high... >>read more<... Ilyich Lenin : A Brief Outline of the Split in the RSDLPSo the Bolsheviks' slogans demanded of these parties' leaders that they do the job ...