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LEAFLETS during Russian Revolution
A collection of Leaflets 1905 - 1917
partly from “The Voice of the Great Revolution” (in Russian) the book consists of leaflets published by the Bolshevik Party from
February 1917 to November 1920
‘Calmness and restrain!’
Appeal from the Central Committee of the Russian Social Democratic Workers’ Party (RSDWP), the Petersburg Committee of the RSDWP, the Military Organization of the RSDWP, and the Inter-district Committee of the United Social-Democratic
Internationalists, July 6, 1917.
The demonstration of July 16-17 (3-4) has ended.
You told the ruling classes what your goals are.
Dark and criminal forces are casting a shadow over your demonstration by calling for blood to be shed. Together with you and all revolutionary Russia, we mourn for the recently fallen sons of the people. Responsibility for victims falls upon the underground enemies of the revolution. But they did not and will not succeed in distorting the meaning of our demonstration.
Now it remains to wait and see what response your appeal, “All Power to the Soviets,” will meet across the entire country. The demonstration has ended. Days of persistent agitation to enlighten the backward masses and to enlist the provinces to join our side are beginning anew.
Worker and soldier comrades! We call upon you to be calm and practice restraint. Don’t give the malicious forces of reaction any reason to accuse you of violent acts. Don’t yield to provocation. Don’t come out onto the streets or engage in any clashes.
Worker comrades! Return peacefully to your work benches.
Soldier comrades! Remain peacefully in your units.
Everything that exists is working in our favor. Victory will be ours.
There is no need for rash acts.
Steadfastness, restraint, and calm are our watchword.
Central Committee of the Russian Social Democratic Workers’
Petersburg Committee of the RSDWP
Military Organization of the RSDWP
Interdistrict Committee of the United Social Democratic