Bolshevik Writers: J. V. Stalin (1879-1953)


J. V. Stalin

BRIEFLY ABOUT THE
DISAGREEMENTS IN THE PARTY


Reproduced from the pamphlet
published by the Caucasian Union
Committee of the R.S.D.L.P., May 1905Translated from the Georgian
From J. V. Stalin,Works
Foreign Languages Publishing House,
Moscow, 1954

Vol. 1, pp. 90-132.


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


NOTES

  [25] J. V. Stalin's pamphlet Briefly About the Disagreements in the Party was written at the end of April 1905 in reply to articles by N. Jordania: "Majority or Minority?" in the Social Democrat, "What Is a Party?" in Mogzauri, and others. News of the appearance of this pamphlet soon reached the Bolshevik centre abroad. On July 18, 1905, N. K. Krupskaya wrote to the Caucasian Union Committee of the R.S.D.L.P. requesting that copies of the pamphlet be sent to the centre. The pamphlet was widely circulated among the Bolshevik organisations in Transcaucasia. From it the advanced workers learned of the disagreements within the Party and of the stand taken by the Bolsheviks headed by V. I. Lenin. The pamphlet was printed at the underground printing press of the Caucasian Union of the R.S.D.L.P. in Avlabar in May 1905, in the Georgian language, and in June it was printed in the Russian and Armenian languages, each in 1,500-2,000 copies.    [p.90]

  [26] Iskra (The Spark ) -- the first all-Russian illegal Marxist newspaper, founded by V. I. Lenin in 1900. The first issue of Lenin's Iskra appeared on December 11 (24), 1900, in Leipzig, after which it was published in Munich, London (from April 1902), and, beginning with the spring of 1903, in Geneva. Groups and committees of the R.S.D.L.P. supporting the Lenin-Iskra line were organised in a number of towns of Russia, including St. Petersburg and Moscow. In Transcaucasia the ideas propagated by Iskra were upheld by the illegal newspaper Brdzola, the organ of Georgian revolutionary Social-Democracy. (On the role and significance of Iskra see the History of the C.P.S.U. (B.), Short Course, Moscow 1952, pp. 55-68.)    [p.91]

  [27] Social-Democrat -- the illegal newspaper published in the Georgian language in Tiflis by the Caucasian Mensheviks from April to November 1905. It was edited by N. Jordania. The first number appeared as "the organ of the Tiflis Committee

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of the R.S.D.L.P.," but in the subsequent issues it called itself "the organ of the Caucasian Social-Democratic Labour Organisations."    [p.93]

  [28] Raboeheye Delo (The Workers' Cause ) -- a magazine published in Geneva at irregular intervals from 1899 to 1902, by the Union of Russian Social-Democrats Abroad ("Economists").    [p.93]

  [29] See V. I. Lenin, Works, 4th Russ. ed., Vol. 4, p. 343.    [p.94]

  [30] Starover -- the pseudonym of A. N. Potresov.    [p.95]

  [31] See Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, Selected Works, Vol. I, Moscow 1951, p. 44.    [p.100]

  [32] Die Neue Zeit (New Times ) -- a magazine issued by the German Social-Democrats, published in Stuttgart from 1883 to 1923.    [p.101]

  [33] Mogzaur (The Traveller ) -- a magazine dealing with history, archeology, geography and ethnography, published in Tiflis from 1901 to November 1905. In January 1905 it became the weekly literary and political publication of the Georgian Social-Democrats, edited by F. Makharadze. It published articles by Bolshevik authors and also articles by Mensheviks.    [p.104]

  [34] The Hainfeld programme was adopted at the inaugural congress of the Austrian Social-Democratic Party held in Hainfeld in 1888. In its statement of principles the programme contained a number of points that correctly explained the course of social development and the tasks of the proletariat and of the proletarian party. Later, at the Vienna Congress held in 1901, the Hainfeld programme was dropped and another, based on revisionist views, was adopted in its place.    [p.115]

  [35] See Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, Selected Works, Vol. I, Moscow 1951, p. 250.    [p.119]

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  [36] Zarya (The Dawn ) -- a Russian Social-Democratic theoretical journal founded by V. I. Lenin and published in Stuttgart. It was a contemporary of Iskra and had the same editors. It existed from April 1901 to August 1902.    [p.123]

  [37] See V. I. Lenin, Works, 4th Russ. ed., Vol. 7, p. 177.    [p.127]

  [38] Dnevnik Sotsial-Demokrata (The Social-Democrat's Diary ) -- a magazine published in Geneva at irregular intervals by G. V. Plekhanov from March 1905 to April 1912. Sixteen issues appeared. One more issue appeared in 1916.    [p.127]