Category Archives: Soviet/Bolshevik history

Lenin between the revolutions: “Letters on Tactics” April 1917. More on the Democratic Dictatorship of the Proletariat and Peasantry.

The text below gives further elaboration into the roots of the demand for the Democratic Dictatorship of the Proletariat and Peasantry as articulated by the Bolsheviks before both the 1905  and 1917 revolutions in Russia. This text is effectively concurrent … Continue reading

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E.A. Preobrazhensky Excerpt from “Primitive Accumulation and the Democratic Dictatorship of the Proletariat and Peasantry”

Below is an excerpt from the paper on Preobrazhensky that I have been working on . E.A. Preobrazhensky, the New Economics, and the Democratic Dictatorship of the Proletariat and Peasantry. The text above links to part 1 of the article. … Continue reading

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Working-Class and Bourgeois Democracy: excerpts V.I. Lenin 1905

“The intellectualist wing devises a criterion of a good and kind bourgeoisie, worthy of concluding agreements with. The proletarian wing expects no kindness from the bourgeoisie, but supports any, even the very worst bourgeoisie, to the extent that it actually … Continue reading

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Communism and the Problem of Nationality: E.A. Preobrazhenky with Bukharin ed.:Excerpt with link

“ One of the forms of the oppression of man by man [sic] is the oppression of subject nationalities. Among the barriers by which human beings are separated, we have, in addition to the barriers of class, those of national … Continue reading

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E.A. Preobrazhensky Autobiographical Sketch. Part 4. of 5. with link to complete text.

“In Zlatoust, where I had returned to work, our Party was in the minority amongst the workers, even during the October Days. The majority supported the SRs. In October I took part in an armed demonstration by the Party under … Continue reading

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E.A. Preobrazhensky Autobiographical Sketch. Part 3. of 5. with link to complete text.

“I was held for a short time in Ufa prison and then sent to Chelyabinsk where I was tried in autumn 1909. During the trial, as I expected a sentence of hard labour, I made a vain attempt to escape … Continue reading

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E.A. Preobrazhensky Autobiographical Sketch. Part 2. of 5. with link to complete text.

“In October, after the publication of our famous manifesto, I was involved in a struggle with the pogrom thugs in Oryol and then I was sent to the Bryansk plant. I remained there until the middle of Novem­ber, when, on … Continue reading

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E.A. Preobrazhensky Autobiographical Sketch. Part 1 with link to complete text.

“In summer 1905 I left for Bryansk and there directed the activity of the local committee with two other comrades. With no bed in my room, I slept on newspapers on the floor, lived on smoked sausage and bread, spending … Continue reading

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The Report of the Commission on the National and Colonial Questions: Second Congress of the Communist International: Report by Lenin

  THE REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE NATIONAL AND COLONIAL QUESTIONS1 A draft of this had been circulated by Lenin to leading Bolsheviks and international leaders of the communist movement and members of the interenational leadership of the Communist … Continue reading

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The Law of Value Under the Socialization of Industry in a Peasant Country

“In particular, in America the farmers’ holdings, in spite of their comparatively scattered nature, …were completely subjected by means of credit, by means of supplies, and by means of the control of outlets by big trading firms, banks, steamship, elevator … Continue reading

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