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V. I. Lenin

THE FIFTH (ALL-RUSSIAN) CONFERENCE
OF THE R.S.D.L.P.

DECEMBER 21-27, 1908 (JANUARY 3-9, 1909 )





From V. I. Lenin, Collected Works, 4th English Edition,
Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1963

Vol. 15, pp. 319-29.

Translated from the Russian
Edited by Andrew Rothstein and Bernard Isaacs


Prepared © for the Internet by David J. Romagnolo, djr@marx2mao.org (December 2001)

The Fifth (All-Russian) Conference of the R.S.D.L.P. December 21-27, 1908 (January 3-9, 1909 )[129] .  .  .  .


319

1.
 

DRAFT RESOLUTION ON THE PRESENT MOMENT AND THE
TASKS OF THE PARTY .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .


321

2.
 

DIRECTIVES FOR THE COMMITTEE ON QUESTIONS OF OR-
GANISATION .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .


325

3.
 

PRACTICAL INSTRUCTIONS ON VOTING FOR THE BUDGET
BY THE SOCIAL-DEMOCRATIC GROUP IN THE DUMA.  .  .


326


First Variant  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .
Second Variant.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .

326
326

4.
 

ADDENDUM TO THE RESOLUTION ON "THE SOCIAL-DEMO-
CRATIC GROUP IN THE DUMA" .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .


328

5.

STATEMENT BY THE BOLSHEVIKS. Statement of Facts .

329


NOTES




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    NOTES

      [129] The Fifth (All-Russian) Conference of the R.S.D.L.P. was held in Paris on December 21-27, 1908 (January 3-9, 1909) and was attended by delegates from such major Party organisations as those of St. Petersburg, the Urals, the Caucasus, Moscow and the Central Industrial Region, as well as from the Polish Social-Democratic Party and the Bund. There were sixteen voting delegates, of whom 5 were Bolsheviks, 3 Mensheviks, 5 Polish Social-Democrats and 3 Bundists. The Central Committee of the R.S.D.L.P. was represented by Lenin.
        The Conference discussed the following questions: (1) The reports of the C.C. of the R.S.D.L.P., of the C.C. of the Polish

     
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    Social-Democratic Party, of the C.C. of the Bund, and of the R.S.D.L.P. organisations of St. Petersburg, Moscow, the Central Industrial Region, the Urals and the Caucasus; (2) The political situation and the tasks of the Party; (3) The Social-Democratic group in the Duma; (4) Questions of organisation in connection with the changed political conditions; (5) Affiliation in the local areas with the non-Russian organisations; (6) Affairs abroad; and Miscellanea.
        Lenin made a report at the Conference "On the Present Moment and the Tasks of the Party" and speeches on the Duma group, on the organisational and other questions. The Bolsheviks at the Conference waged a struggle against two forms of opportunism within the Party, namely, "against the liquidators, the direct opportunists of the Party, and against the otzovists, the disguised enemies of the Party". On Lenin's motion the Conference condemned liquidationism and called upon all Party organisations to resolutely combat attempts to liquidate the Party. The Conference is dealt with also in Lenin's article "On the Road" (see pp. 345-55 of this volume).    [p. 319]

      [130] This heading has been given by the Institute af Marxism-Leninism of the Central Committee of the C.P.S.U.    [p. 329]