Volume Six contains works by V. I. Lenin written between January
1902 and August 1903.
The volume includes Material for the Preparation of the
Programme of the R.S.D.L.P., which reflects the struggle
waged by Lenin in the Editorial Board of Iskra for the
working out of a revolutionary programme for the party of the
A considerable part of the volume consists of works dealing with the
question of agrarian relations and the peasantry, the theory of the
alliance of the working class with the peasantry: “The
Agrarian Programme of Russian Social Democracy,"the pamphlet, To
the Rural Poor, and other works.
The national question and the struggle against bourgeois and
petty-bourgeois nationalism are dealt with in the articles,
“The National Question in Our Programme," “Does the
Jewish Proletariat Need an 'Independent Political Party'?", and
The present volume contains the following works directed against the
Socialist-Revolutionaries: “Revolutionary Adventurism,"
“The Basic Thesis Against the Socialist-Revolutionaries,"
“Why the Social-Democrats Must Declare a Determined and
Relentless War on the Socialist-Revolutionaries," and others.
Lenin's struggle against bourgeois liberalism is reflected in the
articles, “The Autocracy is Wavering...", “Mr. Struve
Exposed by His Colleague," and “Political Struggle and
"A Letter to a Comrade on Our Organisational Tasks," and
“Draft Rules of the R.S.D.L.P." are devoted to an elaboration
of the organisational principles of a Marxist party.
The volume includes “On the Subject of Reports by Committees
and Groups of the R.S.D.L.P. to the General Party Congress," as well
as draft resolutions and speeches at the Second 'Congress of the
R.S.D.L.P. which give an idea of Lenin's work in preparation for and
during the Party Congress.
The present volume includes the following works by V. I. Lenin
published for the first time in his Collected Works:
"Concerning Demonstrations," “On the Tasks of the
Social-Democratic Movement," “The Basic Thesis Against the
Socialist-Revolutionaries," “To Secondary School Students,"
“Extract from an Article Against the
Socialist-Revolutionaries," “Draft Appeal of the Russian
Organising Committee to the League of Russian Revolutionary
Social-Democracy, the Union of Russian Social-Democrats Abroad, and
the Foreign Committee of the Bund," “Marxist Views on the
Agrarian Question in Europe and in Russia," “Outline of an
Article Against the Socialist-Revolutionaries," “First Speech
in the Discussion on the Party Rules," “Speech on the Attitude
Towards the Student Youth," and “The Latest Word in Bundist