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V. I. Lenin

NARODNIKS AND LIQUIDATORS
IN THE TRADE UNION MOVEMENT


 

Put Pravdy No. 30,
March 7, 1914

Published according to
the text in Put Pravdy


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

Vol. 20, pp. 138-41.

Translated from the Russian
by Bernard Isaacs
and Joe Fineberg
Edited by Julius Katzer


Prepared © for the Internet by David J. Romagnolo,
djr@marx2mao.org (November 2003)



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    NOTES

      [85] See Note 39.

        [Note 39 --

    (page 573)

        Severnaya Mysl (Northern Thought ) -- one of the names of the Left-Narodnik (Socialist-Revolutionary) legal newspaper Zhivaya Mysl (Living Thought ) published in St. Petersburg twice, then three times a week, from August 1913 to July 1914. During that period the newspaper changed its name ten times: Zavetnaya Mysl (Cherished Thought ), Volnaya Mysl (Free Thought ), Vernaya Mysl (True Thought ), etc.]    [p. 138]

      [86] Metallist -- weekly organ of the Metalworkers' Trade Union published in St. Petersburg from September 26 (October 9) 1911 to June 12 (25), 1914. Forty-five issues were put out. Till 1913 the Union's Executive and the Editorial Board were controlled by the liquidators, but after the re-election of the Union's Executive in May 1913 control of the Union and the journal passed over to the Bolsheviks. Issues No. 7 (31), No. 8 (3-2) and No. 10 (34) for 1913 published the article by Lenin "Metalworkers' Strikes in 1912". M. S. Olminsky, A. Y. Badayev, and G. I. Petrovsky were contributors to the journal. Metallist was closely linked with the working-class masses and played an important part in rallying them around the Bolshevik Party. The tsarist government perse-

     
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    cuted the journal. Several of its issues were seized by the police; and after issue No. 24 the journal was suspended for four months. For reasons of censorship the journal changed its name several times to Kuznets (The Smith), Nadezhda (Hope), Yedinstvo (Unity), Nash Put (Our Way), etc.
        Lenin is referring to the editorials in the journals Nash Put No. 20 for August 11, 1911 and Metallist No. 3 for October 27, 1911.    [p. 140]