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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
Workers, soldiers and peasants!
October 25, 1917
The Second All-Russian Congress of Soviets of Workers 'and Soldiers' Deputies opened. The vast majority of the Soviets are represented there. A number of delegates from peasant councils are also present at the congress. The powers of the compromising CEC have ended. Relying on the will of the vast majority of workers, soldiers and peasants, relying on the victorious uprising of the workers and the garrison that took place in Petrograd, the congress takes power into its own hands.
The provisional government has been deposed. Most of the members of the Provisional Government have already been arrested.
The Soviet government will offer an immediate democratic peace to all peoples and an immediate armistice on all fronts. It will ensure the free transfer of landlord, appanage and monastery lands to the disposal of peasant committees, defend the rights of the soldier, complete democratization of the army, establish workers' control over production, ensure the timely convocation of the Constituent Assembly, take care of the delivery of bread to cities and basic necessities to the countryside, provide everyone the nations inhabiting Russia, the true right to self-determination.
The congress decides: all power in the localities is transferred to the Soviets of Workers', Soldiers' and Peasants' Deputies, which must ensure a genuine revolutionary order.
The congress calls on the soldiers in the trenches to be vigilant and resilient. The Congress of Soviets is confident that the revolutionary army will be able to defend the revolution from all encroachments of imperialism until the new government achieves the conclusion of a democratic peace, which it will directly propose to all peoples. The new government will take all measures to provide the revolutionary army with everything it needs through a decisive policy of requisitions and taxation of the propertied classes, and will also improve the situation of the soldier's families.
The Kornilovites — Kerensky, Kaledin, and others — are making attempts to lead troops against Petrograd. Several detachments, deceived by Kerensky, went over to the side of the insurgent people.
Soldiers, show active opposition to the Kornilovite Kerensky! Be on your guard!
Railwaymen, stop all trains sent by Kerensky to Petrograd!
Soldiers, workers, office workers — the fate of the revolution and the fate of the democratic world are in your hands!
Long live the revolution!
All-Russian Congress of Soviets of Workers 'and Soldiers' Deputies
Delegates from Peasant Soviets