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V. I. Lenin

FIRST ALL-RUSSIA CONGRESS
ON ADULT EDUCATION

MAY 6-19, 1919

Published in the pamphlet:
N. Lenin, Two Speeches at
the First All-Russia Congress
on Adult Education,

Moscow, 1919

Published according to
the pamphlet
 
 
 

From V. I. Lenin, Collected Works, 4th English Edition,
Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1965

Vol. 29, pp. 333-76.

Translated from the Russian
Edited by George Hanna


Prepared © for the Internet by David J. Romagnolo, djr@cruzio.com (July 1997)

FIRST ALL-RUSSIA CONGRESS ON ADULT EDUCATION.
May 6-19, 1919

  1.

SPEECH OF GREETING. MAY 6   .   .   .   .   .   .   .

335

2.
 

DECEPTION OF THE PEOPLE WITH SLOGANS OF FREEDOM AND EQUALITY. MAY 19 .   .   .   .   .   .


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NOTES




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    NOTES

      [57] This refers to the anti-Marxist viows of A. Bogdanov and others that had been implanted in the Proletcult (Proletarian Culture) lilerary and art organisations. Bogdanov and his supporters propagandised reactionary bourgeois philosophical views (Machism) in the guise of "proletarian culture", denied the leading role of the Party and the Soviet state in cultural development, separated the developmcnt of Soviet culture from the general tasks of socialist construction and denied the need to make use of cultural achievements of the past. They tried to give the Proletcult organisations a position that made them independent of the Party and of Soviet power. Lenin spoke resolutely against attempts to implant anti-Marxist, bourgeois theories in the Proletcult organisations. The Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) and the Communist group at the First All-Russia Congress of Proletcult Organisations in October 1920 took a decision to subordinate Proletcult organisations to the People's Commissariat of Education, making them departments of that Commissariat. The Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) condemned the anti-Marxist, bourgeois tendencies in the Proletcult organisations in a letter headed "On the Proletcult Organisations". The organisations began to decline in 1922.    [p.336]

      [58] This was a decree on "The Mobilisation of the Literate and the Organisation of Propaganda of the Soviet System" issued by the Council of People's Commissars on December 10, 1918.    [p.337]

      [59] This refers to whiteguard units of officer volunteers.    [p.341]

      [60] Frederick Engels, Anti-Dühring, Moscow, 1959, pp. 147-48.    [p.358]

      [61] Sukharevka -- the name of a market that once existed in Moscow. During the Civil War it was here that profiteers sold their goods. The word "Sukharevka" is used in the broader sense of "freedom to trade in food".    [p.366]