V. I. Lenin


Partiiniye Izvestia, No. 1,
February 7, 1906
Signed: A Bolshevik

Published according to
the text in Partiiniye Izvestia

From V. I. Lenin, Collected Works, 4th English Edition,
Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1972

First printing 1962
Second printing 1965
Third printing 1972

Vol. 10, pp. 112-19.

Translated from the Russian
Edited by Andrew Rothstein

Prepared © for the Internet by David J. Romagnolo, (January 1998)

page 530


  [50] The article "The Present Situation tn Russia and the Tactics of the Workers' Party " appeared in Partiiniye Izvestia (Party News ), No. 1.
    Partiiniye Izvestia was the organ of Ihe Joint Central Committee of the R.S.D.L.P. formed after the merger of tbe Bolshevik Central Committee and the Menshevik Organising Committee by decision of the Tammerfors Conference. It was published illegally in St. Petersburg before the Fourth (Unity) Congress of the Party. Its editorial board consisted of equal numbers of editors of the Bolshevik and Menshevik organs (Proletary and the new Iskra respectively). The Bolsheviks were represented on the board by Lenin, Lunacharsky and others. Two issues appeared--in February and March 1906. Issue No. 2 carried Lenin's article "The Russian Revolution and the Tasks of the Proletariat", signed "A Bolshevik". The publication of Partiiniye Izvestia was discontinued following the Fourth (Unity) Congress of the R.S.D.L.P., as the Bolsheviks and Mensheviks had begun to publish their separate newspapers.    [p.112]

  [50a] Dnevnik Sotsial-Demokrata (Diary of a Social-Democrat) -- a non-periodical organ published by G. Plekhanov. See present edition Vol. 11, Note 88.    [p.113]

  [51] The reference is to the "Second Address of the General Council of the International Working Men's Association on the Franco-Prussian War. To the Members of the International Working Men's Association in Europe and the United States", September 9, 1870 (Marx and Engels, Selected Works, Vol. I, Moscow, 1958, p. 491).  [Transcriber's Note: The "Second Address . . ." is included in Marx's The Civil War in France. -- DJR]    [p.113]

  [52] Pravo (Law ) -- a juridical bourgeois-liberal daily published in St. Petersburg from the end of 1898 to 1917.    [p.116]

  [53] Trepov, D. F. (1855-1906) -- Chief of Police in Moscow from 1896 to 1905. In January 1905 he was appointed Governor General of St. Petersburg, and later became Vice-Minister of the Interior. He inspired Black-Hundred pogroms.    [p.118]