(6) Olgin, a follower of Plekhanov, has disclosed that Dan frankly explained the desire of the Golos group to transfer the C.C. to Russia as being due to the probability (or inevitability) of its failure. The Party tribunal will have to make a pronouncement on this. Anyone who has followed the Golos group's policy over the past year will have no doubt that in actual fact they have been splitting the C.C. and hampering its work. The London candidates of Golos are not only alive, but carry out political work in an anti-Party spirit both in the workers' unions and in the press. By absenting themselves from the C.C. meeting, they confirm their liquidationism. For this reason we are in duty bound to warn the comrades on the C.C. in Russia, who are working under desperately difficult conditions (since they are all known to the police), that they are also threatened by an internal enemy inside the Party. We cannot manage without some sort of base abroad unless we are prepared to run the risk of a single failure on our part freeing the hands of the disruptive Potresovs. The Central Committee Bureau Abroad, which is now carrying out a policy of aid to the Vperyod and Golos groups and to Trotsky, cannot be allowed to remain abroad. We cannot rely on the pledged word or the "signing" of a resolution. We must, if we wish to be realistic politicians who are not deluded by mere formalities, study the ideological-political trends emanating from the working-class movement and from the counter-revolutionary influence on it.
These trends have grown and developed since 1908. They have brought Plekhanov's group and the Bolsheviks closer together, and have created a bloc between the Golos and Vperyod groups and Trotsky, who support the split while endeavouring to hide its existence. The immediate future of our Party (and it is useless closing our eyes to this) will inevi-
tably be determined by the struggle along these lines; not the desires of individuals or groups, but the objective conditions of the epoch, as shown in the resolution of the Plenary Meeting, give rise to the struggle.
The representatives of the Bolshevik trend,
signatories to the agreement with the C.C.
in January 1910 (three, and on the authority
of the fourth, Meshkovsky).