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V. I. Lenin

TO THE RURAL POOR

AN EXPLANATION FOR THE PEASANTS
OF WHAT THE SOCIAL-DEMOCRATS WANT

Written in March 1903First published as a separate
pamphlet in May 1903, in Geneva,
by the League of Russian
Social-Democracy Abroad

Published according to
to the text
of the pamphlet
 
 
 

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

Second Impression 1964

Vol. 6, pp. 361-432.

Translated from the Russian
Edited by Clemens Dutt and Julius Katzer


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

TO THE RURAL POOR.  An Explanation for the Peasants of
What the Social-Democrats Want

  1.

The Struggle of the Urban Workers  .   .   .   .   .   .   .

365

2.

What Do the Social-Democrats Want?  .   .   .   .   .   .

367

3.
 

Riches and Poverty, Property-Owners and Workers in
the Countryside  .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .


377

4.
 
 

What Path Should the Middle Peasant Take? Should He
Take the Side of the Property-Owners and the Rich, or
the Side of the Workers and the Poor   .   .   .   .   .   .



391

5.
 

What Improvements Are the Social-Democrats Striving
to Obtain for the Whole People and for the Workers?


398

6.
 

What Improvements Are the Social-Democrats Striving
to Obtain for All the Peasants?  .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .


408

7.

The Class Struggle in the Countryside  .   .   .   .   .   .

423

  The Programme of the Russian Social-Democratic Labour
    Party Proposed by the Newspaper Iskra in Conjunction
    with the Magazine Zarya .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .



430

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