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V. I. Lenin

MEETING OF THE PETROGRAD SOVIET
OF WORKERS' AND SOLDIERS' DEPUTIES

OCTOBER 25 (NOVEMBER 7), 1917


 

Izvestia No. 207,
October 26, 1917

Published according
to the Izvestia text


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

Vol. 26, pp. 239-41.

Translated from the Russian
by Yuri Sdobnikov and George Hanna
Edited by George Hanna


Prepared © for the Internet by David J. Romagnolo, djr@marx2mao.org (September 1999)


MEETING OF THE PETROGRAD SOVIET OF WORKERS' AND
SOLDIERS' DEPUTIES, OCTOBER 25 (NOVEMBER 7), 1917   .


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REPORT ON THE TASKS OF THE SOVIET POWER News-
paper Report
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RESOLUTION   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .


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NOTES




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    NOTES

      [97] The meeting opened at 2.35 p.m. on October 25 (November 7), and heard a report of the Revolutionary Military Committee on the overthrow of the Provisional Government and the triumph of the revolution. Lenin gave a report on the tasks facing Soviet power. The resolution motioned by Lenin (see p. 241) was adopted by an overwhelming majority.    [p. 239]

      [98] The reference is to secret diplomatic documents, such as the secret treaties concluded by the tsarist and later by the bourgeois Provisional Government of Russia with the governments of Britain, France, Germany, Japan and other imperialist powers. From November 10 (23), 1917, these documents were published in Pravda and Izvestia, and in December were put out in a series entitled Collection of Secret Documents from the Archives of the Former Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Seven volumes were published from December 1917 to February 1918. By publishing the secret

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    treaties, the Soviet Government's revolutionary propaganda struck a great blow for a general democratic peace, without annexations and indemnities, and exposed the imperialist nature of the First World War.    [p. 240]