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V. I. Lenin

SPEECH DELIVERED
AT THE ALL-RUSSIA CONGRESS
OF TRANSPORT WORKERS
MARCH 27, 1921


 

Pravda Nos. 67 and 68,
March 29 and 30, 1921

Published according
to the Pravda text


From V. I. Lenin, Collected Works, 4th English Edition,
Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1965

Vol. 32, pp. 272-84.

Translated from the Russian
Edited by Yuri Sdobnikov


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

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NOTES

  [88] The Congress was held, under a decision of the Central Committee, in Moscow from March 22 to 31, 1921. Most of its 1,079 delegates were Communists. The items on the agenda were: report of Tsektran; report of the People's Commissar for Communications; report of the Central Board of the River Transport Workers section; wage rates; transport workers' food supplies, and international confederation of transport workers.
    Lenin was elected Honorary Chairman of the Congress. On the eve of the Congress, on March 25, 1921, Lenin had a talk with V. V. Fomin, Deputy Commissar for Communications, about the work of the Congress and the composition of the next Tsektran. Lenin's speech at the March 27 afternoon sitting was published as a pamphlet in 1921.
    The Congress drove out the Trotskyites from the Tsektran

 
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leadership, and called on the transport workers to take an active part in the rehabilitation of the national economy.    [p. 272]