I attacked the Provisional Government for not having appointed an early date or any date at all, for the convocation of the Constituent Assemblyand for confining itself to promises.
If I delivered a raving speech for two hours, how is it that an audience of hundreds tolerated this "raving". When published the theses contributed to the July Days rising and to the subsequent coup d'etat of Octoberbringing the Bolsheviks to power.
It must be explained to the masses that the Soviet of Workers' Deputies is the only possible form of revolutionary government and that, therefore, our task is, while this government is submitting to the influence of the bourgeoisie, to present a patient, systematic, and persistent analysis of its errors and tactics, an analysis especially adapted to the practical needs of the masses The masses must be made to see that the Soviets of Workers Deputies are the only possible form of revolutionary government, and that therefore our task is, and as long as this government yields to the influence of the bourgeoisie, to present a patient, systematic, and persistent explanation of the errors of their tactics, an explanation especially adapted to the practical needs of the masses.
And the view is attributed to me that I am opposed to the speedy convocation of the Constituent Assembly.
The immediate amalgamation of all banks in the country into a single national bank, and the institution of control over it by the Soviet of Workers' Deputies.
The class-conscious proletariat can give its consent to a revolutionary war, which would really justify revolutionary defencism, only on condition: Unmasking, instead of admitting, the illusion-breeding "demand" that this government, a government of capitalist, should cease to be imperialistic The class-conscious proletariat can give its consent to a revolutionary war, which would really justify revolutionary defencism, only on condition: Exposure in place of the impermissible, illusion-breeding "demand" that this government, a government of capitalists, should cease to be an imperialist government.
However, Lenin's arguments reflected those made by the leading Bolsheviks in Petrograd at the time of the February Revolution, such as Alexander Shlyapnikov. They have got themselves in a mess, these poor Russian social-chauvinists—socialists in word and chauvinists in deed. In the Theses, Lenin: This transition is characterized, on the one hand, by a maximum of freedom Russia is now the freest of the belligerent countries in the world ; on the other, by the absence of violence in relation to the masses, and, finally, by the unreasoning confidence of the masses in the government of capitalists, the worst enemies of peace and socialism.
The basic things confronting you as you read about Russia or observe conditions here are the triumph of defencism, the triumph of the traitors to Socialism, the deception of the masses by the bourgeoisie April 7, in Pravda No.
The organisation of separate Soviets of Deputies of Poor Peasants… 7. They have got themselves in a mess, these poor Russian social-chauvinists—socialists in word and chauvinists in deed.
Lenin Internet Archivemarx. Confiscation of all landed estates. The only thing I could do to facilitate matters for myself and for honest opponents was to prepare written theses. The most widespread campaign for this view must be organised in the army at the front.
Abolition of the police, the Army and the bureaucracy. This transition is characterised, on the one hand, by a maximum of legally recognised rights Russia is now the freest of all the belligerent countries in the world ; on the other, by the absence of violence towards the masses, and, finally, by their unreasoning trust in the government of capitalists, those worst enemies of peace and socialism.
What does this mean. Brian Baggins Online Version: In view of the undoubted honesty of those broad sections of the mass believers in revolutionary defencism who accept the war only as a necessity, and not as a means of conquest, in view of the fact that they are being deceived by the bourgeoisie, it is necessary with particular thoroughness, persistence and patience to explain their error to them, to explain the inseparable connection existing between capital and the imperialist war, and to prove that without overthrowing capital it is impossible to end the war by a truly democratic peace, a peace not imposed by violence.
On behalf of the German chauvinists, because they were called chauvinists. All officers to be elected and to be subject to recall at any time, their salaries not to exceed the average wage of a competent worker The only thing I could do to make things easier for myself — and for honest opponents — was to prepare the theses in writing.
I publish these personal theses of mine with only the briefest explanatory notes, which were developed in far greater detail in the report.
Five Not a parliamentary republic - a return to it from the Soviet of Workers' Deputies would be a step backward - but a republic of Soviets of Workers', Agricultural Labourers' and Peasants' Deputies throughout the land, from top to bottom.
The most widespread campaign for this view must be organised in the army at the front. This article contains Lenin's famous April Theses read by him at two meetings of the All-Russia Conference of Soviets of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies, on April 4, I did not arrive in Petrograd until the night of April 3, and therefore at the meeting on April 4, I could, of course, deliver.
Lenin's April Theses were a brief account of a speech he delivered on his return to Russia on April 3rdthen summarised in writing the following day. Lenin speaking in Petrograd in April When Lenin returned to Russia on 3rd April,he announced what became known as the April Theses.
As he left the railway station Lenin was lifted on to one of the armoured cars specially provided for the occasions. Lenin's April Theses were a brief account of a speech he delivered on his return to Russia on April 3rdthen summarised in writing the following day.
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April 17, Original Source: Pravda, 20 April April Theses, Russian Aprelskiye Tezisy, in Russian history, program developed by Lenin during the Russian Revolution ofcalling for Soviet control of state power; the theses, published in Aprilcontributed to the July Days uprising and also to the Bolshevik coup d’etat in OctoberLenin april thesis