V. I. Lenin


Trudovaya Pravda No. 25,
June 26, 1914

Published according to
the text in Trudovaya Pravda

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

Vol. 20, pp. 381-87.

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

Prepared © for the Internet by David J. Romagnolo, (December 2001)

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Notes on
the Text

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      [171] The article "Objective Data on the Strength of the Various Trends in the Working-Class Movement " was written by Lenin on the basis of a wide range of facts and figures, carefully collected and analysed, concerning money collections for the workers' press, which served as objective evidence of the strength of the various trends in the working-class movement in Russia. The Central Party Archive of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism under the Central Committee the C.P.S.U. has in its possession the manuscripts of Lenin's computations of the collections made by the newspaper Pravda number of workers' groups united by the newspaper Zeit and their contributions, the computations to the table given in the article (See pp. 382-85 of this volume), and tabulated figures showing what collections were made for the various newspapers and where they were made. The original draft conspectus and a synopsis of the article are also to be found in the Archive. The figures quoted in this article were used by Lenin in subsequent articles.    [p. 381]

      [172] This refers to Töö Hääl (The Voice of Labour ), an Estonian newspaper of a Pravdist trend, which appeared in Narva three times a

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    week from January to May 1914, and the Lithuanian weekly Vilnis (The Wave ), published in Riga in 1913-14.    [p. 385]

      [173] This refers to the legal workers' newspaper Nash Put (Our Way ) published in Moscow, the first issue appearing on August 25 (September 7), 1913. Lenin took an active part in the newspaper, sending his articles simultaneously to Pravda and Nash Put. The latter published a number of articles by Lenin, namely: "The Russian Bourgeoisie and Russian Reformism", "The Role of Social Estates and Classes in the Liberation Movement", "Class War in Dublin", "A Week After the Dublin Massacre", "Questions of Principle in Politics", "Harry Quelch" and others.
        Other contributors to the newspaper were Maxim Gorky, Demyan Bedny, M. S. Olminsky, I. I. Skvortsov-Stepanov, aud the Bolshevik deputies in the Fourth Duma A. Y. Badayev, F. N.-Samoilov, and N. R. Shagov.
        Nash Put was very popular among the workers, as many as 395 workers' groups supporting the newspaper with money contributions. The newspaper was persistently persecuted by the police and closed down on September 12 (25), 1913, after publishing 16 issues. The Moscow workers struck in protest against its suppression, but the paper was unable to resume publication.    [p. 385]

      [174] The newspaper Trudovaya Pravda No. 12 for June 11, 1914, published a paragraph entitled "How Does It Happen?", in which it quoted a number of instances of Nasha Rabochaya Gazeta, the organ of the liquidators, reprinting, under the guise of workers, correspondence, information from the bourgeois newspapers which distorted the facts of reality in working-class life.    [p. 387]

      [175] Sputnik Rabochego for 1914 (Worker's Companion for 1914 ) -- a pocket calendar issued by the Priboi Party Publishes in December 1913, and sold out in a single day. A second revised edition was issued in February 1914. The calendar contained the article by Lenin "Strikes in Russia". (See present edition, Vol. 19, p. 385.)    [p. 387]