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

J. V. Stalin

CONCERNING QUESTIONS OF LENINISM

From J. V. Stalin, Problems of Leninism,
Foreign Languages Press, Peking, 1976

pp. 160-236.

Based on J. V. Stalin, Works,
Foreign Languages Publishing House,
Moscow, 1954

Vol. 8, pp. 13-96.


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


    PUBLISHER'S NOTE

    The present English edition of J. V. Stalin's Problems of Leninism corresponds to the eleventh Russian edition of 1952. The English translation up to page 766 (including the relevant notes at the end of the book) is taken from Stalin's Works, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow, 1953-55, Vol. 6 and Vols. 8-13, while the rest is taken from the same publishers' 1953 edition of Problems of Leninism. Minor changes have been made in the translation and the notes.
        Volume and page references to Lenin's Works made in the text are to the third Russian edition. References to English translations are added, as footnotes, by the present publisher.


CONCERNING QUESTIONS OF LENINISM

 

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The Definition of Leninism
The Main Thing of Leninism
The Question of "Permanent" Revolution
The Proletarian Revolution and the Dictatorship of
the Proletariat
The Party and the Working Class in the System of
the Dictatorship of the Proletariat
The Question of the Victory of Socialism in One
Country
The Fight for the Victory of Socialist Construction

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NOTES


NOTES

  [25] See Marx and Engels, "Address of the Central Committee to the Communist League," Selected Works, FLPH, Moscow, 1951, Vol. I, pp. 98-108.    [p.166]

  [26] The Second Congress of the Communist International was held July 19-August 7, 1920. Stalin is here quoting from Lenin's speech on "The Role of the Communist Party."    [p.184]

  [27] See Lenin, "Once Again on the Trade Unions, the Present Situation and the Mistakes of Trotsky and Bukharin," January 1921. (Works, 4th Russ. ed., Vol. 32, p. 76.)    [p.187]

  [28] Tsektran -- the Central Committee of the Joint Union of Rail and Water Transport Workers -- was formed in September 1920. In 1920 and in the beginning of 1921, the leadership of the Tsektran was in the hands of Trotskyites, who used methods of sheer compulsion and dictation in conducting trade-union activities. In March 1921 the First All-Russian Joint Congress of Rail and Water Transport Workers expelled the Trotskyites from the leadership of the Tsektran, elected a new Central Committee and outlined new methods of trade-union work.    [p.200]

  [29] See Lenin, "The Trade Unions, the Present Situation and Trotsky's Mistakes," December 1920. Works, 4th Russ. ed., Vol. 32, pp. 1-22.)    [p.201]

  [30] The theses of the Second Congress of the Comintern on "The Role of the Communist Party in the Proletarian Revolution" were adopted as a resolution of the congress. (For the resolution, see Lenin, Works, 3rd Russ. ed., Vol. 25, pp. 560-66.)    [p.205]

  [31] See Stalin's pamphlet, On Lenin and Leninism, Russ. ed., 1924, p. 60.    [p.208]

  [32] See Lenin, Selected Works, FLPH, Moscow, 1952, Vol. II, Part 2, pp. 715-23.    [p.210]

  [33] For the resolution of the Fourteenth Party Conference on "The Tasks of the Comintern and the R.C.P.(B.) in Connection with the Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I.," see Resolutions and Decisions of C.P.S.U. Congresses, Conferences and Central Committee Plenums, in Russian, 1953, Part II, pp. 43-52.    [p.210]

  [34] Stalin, Works, FLPH, Moscow, 1954, Vol. 7, pp. 111 and 120-21.    [p.211]

  [35] Ibid., pp. 111 and 117-18.    [p.211]

  [36] Ibid., p. 120.    [p.211]

  [37] Ibid., pp. 267-403. [Transcriber's Note: See Stalin's "The Fourteenth Congress of the C.P.S.U.(B.)". -- DJR]    [p.211]

  [38] This refers to the plenum of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) which was held April 23-30, 1925. The plenum endorsed the resolutions adopted by the Fourteenth Conference of the R.C.P.(B.), including the resolution on "The Tasks of the Comintern and the R.C.P.(B.) in Connection with the Enlarged Plenum of the E.C.C.I." which defined the Party's position on the question of the victory of socialism in the U.S.S.R. (See Resolutions and Decisions of C.P.S.U. Congresses, Conferences and Central Committee Plenums, in Russian, 1953, Part II, pp. 43-52.)    [p.212]

  [39] See Resolutions and Decisions of C.P.S.U. Congresses, Conferences and Central Committee Plenums, in Russian, 1953, Part II, pp. 49 and 46.    [p.218]

  [40] This refers to the Fourteenth Conference of the R.C.P.(B.), held April 27-29, 1925.    [p.219]

  [41] The reply of the Moscow Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) to the letter of the Twenty-Second Leningrad Gubernia Party Conference, a letter that was a factional attack by the followers of Zinoviev and Kamenev, was published in Pravda, No. 291, December 20, 1925.    [p.219]

  [42] See Resolutions and Decisions of C.P.S.U. Congresses, Conferences and Central Committee Plenums, in Russian, 1953, Part II, p. 77.    [p.221]

  [43] Lenin, "On Co-operation," Selected Works, FLPH, Moscow, 1952 Vol. II, Part 2, p. 716.    [p.227]

  [44] See Resolutions and Decisions of C.P.S.U. Congresses, Conferences and Central Committee Plenums, in Russian, 1953, Part II, p. 78.    [p.228]

  [45] See Lenin, Selected Works, FLPH, Moscow, 1952, Vol. II, Part 2, pp. 526-68.    [p.231]

  [46] "The Philosophy of the Epoch" was the title of an anti-Party article written by Zinoviev in 1925. For a criticism of this article, see Stalin, Works, FLPH, Moscow, 1954, Vol. 7, pp. 385-88.    [p.235]

  [47] See Resolutions and Decisions of C.P.S.U. Congresses, Conferences and Central Committee Plenums, in Russian, 1953, Part II, pp. 75 and 77.    [p.236]