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V. I. Lenin

THE REORGANISATION OF THE PARTY

Novaya Zhizn, Nos. 9, 13 and 14,
November 10, 15, and 16, 1905
Signed: N. Lenin

Published according
to the text in Novaya Zhizn
 

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. 29-39.

Translated from the Russian
Edited by Andrew Rothstein


Prepared © for the Internet by David J. Romagnolo, djr@cruzio.com (December 1997)

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      [8] "The Reorganisation of the Party " -- Lenin's first article published in Novaya Zhizn. He wrote it upon his return to Russia from exile and it served as a basis for the resolution "The Reorganisatlon of the Party" adopted by the Tammerfors Conference in December 1905.    [p.29]

      [9] The "Independents" -- members of the Independent Social Labour Party, an organisation of agents-provocateurs founded in St. Petersburg in the autumn of 1905 on instructions from the tsarist government, with the direct assistance of the secret police. The party, which was Zubatovist in type, sought to divert the workers

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    from the revolutionary struggle. Its programme, published in the magazine Russky Rabochy (The Russian Worker ), No. 4, on December 15 (28), 1905, called for combating Social-Democracy. By the beginning of 1908 the party had ceased to exist, having failed among the masses of the workers.    [p.29]

      [10] The appeal "To All Party Organisations and All Social-Democratic Workers", subheaded "On the Occasion of the Fourth Congress of the R.S.D.L.P.", was published in Novaya Zhizn, No. 8, on November 10 (23), 1905.    [p.29]

      [11] This refers to the new, opportunist Iskra. After the Second Congress of the R.S.D.L.P. the Mensheviks, aided by Plekhanov, took Iskra into their own hands. From November 1903 on, beginning with its issue No. 52, Iskra became a Menshevik mouthpiece. It existed till October 1905.    [p.30]

      [12] Vendée -- a department in western France, where the backward peasantry began a counter-revolutionary uprising against the republic at the end of the eighteenth century, during the French bourgeois revolution. The uprising was led by the Catholic clergy, the nobility and emigre royalists, and had the support of England.
        Vendée had become a synonym for reactionary rebellion and hotbed of counter-revolution.    [p.36]