V. I. Lenin


Written in October 1916        
Printed in Sbornik        
Sbornik Sotsial-Demokrata No. 2        
December 1916        
Signed: N. Lenin        

Published according to
the Sbornik text

From V. I. Lenin, Collected Works, 4th English Edition,
Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1964,

Vol. 23, pp. 105-20.

Translated from the Russian by M. S. Levin
Joe Fineberg and Others
Edited by M. S. Levin

Prepared © for the Internet by David J. Romagnolo, (May 1997)

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      [51] K. Marx, Preface to the second edition of The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (see Marx and Engels, Selected Works, Vol. I Moscow, 1962 p. 244).    [p.107]

      [52] Kommunist -- a magazine founded by Lenin and published in Geneva in 1915 jointly by Sotsial-Demokrat and Y. L. Pyatakov and Y. B. Bosh, who financed it. N. I. Bukharin was one of the editors. Only one double issue appeared, in September 1915. It contained three of Lenin's articles: "The Collapse of the Second International," "The Honest Voice of a French Socialist", and "Imperialism and Socialism in Italy". (See also Note No. 1. [Transcriber's Note: See "The Nascent Trend in Imperialist Economism." -- DJR])    [p.107]

      [53] Bulletin of the R.S.D.L.P. Organising Committee, Secretariat Ahroad -- a Menshevik Centrist organ, published in Geneva from February 1915 to March 1917. Altogether ten issues appeared.    [p.110]

      [54] See Marx and Engels, Selected Correspondence, Moscow, 1955 p. 132.    [p.112]

      [55] See Marx and Engels, Selected Correspondence, Moscow, 1955 pp. 422-23.    [p.112]

      [56] See Marx and Engels, Selected Correspondence, Moscow, 1955 p.491.    [p.113]

      [57] See Marx and Engels, Selected Works, Vol. II, Moscow 1962 pp. 406-19.    [p.113]

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      [58] Chkheidze faction -- the Menshevik group in the Fourth Duma led by N. S. Chkheidze. Officially followed a Centrist policy in the First World War, but factually supported the Russian social-chauvinists. In 1916 the group was comrosed of M. I. Skobelev, I. N. Tulyakov, V. I. Khaustov, N. S. Chkheidze and A. I. Chkhenkeli. Lenin criticises their opportunist policy in several articles, including "The Chkheidze Faction and Its Role", "Have the Organising Committee and the Chkheidze Group a Policy of Their Own?"    [p.118]

      [59] Nashe Dyelo (Our Cause) -- a Menshevik monthly, chief mouthpiece of the liquidators and Russian social-chauvinists. Published in Petrograd in 1915 in place of Nashn Zarya (Our Dawn) which was closed in October 1914. Contributors included Y. Mayevsky, P. P. Maslov, A. N. Potresov, and N. Cherevanin. Six issues appeared altogether.
        Golos Truda (Voice of Labour) -- a legal Menshevik paper published in Samara in 1916 after the closure of Nash Golos (Our Voice). Three issues appeared.    [p.118]