A reference to Nevzorov's (Y. Steklov) article, "Well, Where Do We Begin?", directed against Lenin's "Where To Begin?" (see present edition, Vol. 5, pp. 13-24) published in Iskra No. 4, May 1901, as a leading article. For Lenin's assessment of Nevzorov's article see present edition, Vol. 34, p. 75. [Transcriber's Note: See Lenin's "To G. V. Plekhanov [July 7, 1901]". -- DJR]
Lenin's article written in June 1901, entitled "The Persecutors of the Zemstvo and the Hannibals of Liberalism". It criticises
the secret minute of the tsarist Minister Witte, "The Autocracy and the Zemstvo", and the preface written by the Liberal, P. B. Struve (R. N. S.), published abroad illegally. The article was published in the Zarya's double issue No. 2-3, December 1901 (see present edition, Vol. 5, pp. 31-80).
For over a month, members of Iskra's Editorial Board polemised over the article in their letters. Lenin accepted some of the proposals to reword some of his formulations but flatly refused to modify the sharply accusatory tone and tenor of the article (see present edition, Vol. 34, pp. 83-84, and p. 91 of this volume). [Transcriber's Note: See Lenin's "To P. A. Axelrod [July 23, 1901]" and "To the Iskra Organisations in Russia [December, 1901], respectively. -- DJR]
On Lenin's initiative, Iskra's editorial board started to draft the R.S.D.L.P. Programme in the summer of 1901. The draft was published in Iskra No. 21, June 1, 1902.
V. P. Nogin and S. V. Andropov.
P. B. Axelrod's item, "The Latest Electoral Victory of the Austrian Workers", dealing with V. Adler's election to the Lower Austria Landtag, was published in Iskra No. 6, July 1901.