Written: Written on March 23, 1917
Published: First published in 1930 in Lenin Miscellany XIII. Sent from Zurich to Christiania. Printed from the original in German.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 421.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Fürstenberg, Boulevard-Hotel, Christiania
Cable to Pravda, appending return address. Have just read extracts from the Central Committee manifesto. Very best wishes! Long live the proletarian militia paving the way for peace and socialism!
 The Manifesto of the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party to All the Citizens of Russia issued by the R.S.D.L.P. C.C. and published in Supplement to Izvestia (News) of the Petrograd Soviet No. 1, February 28 (March 13), 1917. Lenin read extracts from the Manifesto carried by Frankfurter Zeitung No. 80, March 22, 1917, under the title, “Das Manifest der Sozialrevolutionäre” (Manifesto of Revolutionary Socialists). It demanded a democratic republic, an 8-hour working day, confiscation of landed estates in favour of the peasants, confiscation of grain stocks, and—the most important thing—an end to the plunderous war. On the significance of the Manifesto, see present edition, Vol. 23, pp. 320 and 357.