Lenin Collected Works:
Preface by Progress Publishers
Volume 11 contains works written by V. I. Lenin in the period from
June 1906 to January 1907. The majority of them are devoted to
questions connected with the activities of the Social-Democratic
Group in the First State Duma, the dissolution of the Duma and the
beginning of the election campaign for the Second Duma.
The articles “Lessons of the Moscow Uprising”,
“Hands Off!" and “Guerrilla Warfare” are devoted
to problems of the organisation and tactics of an armed uprising.
In the articles “The Declaration of Our Group in the
Duma”, “Who Is for Alliances with the Cadets?",
“Yes-Men of the Cadets”, “The Political Crisis and
the Bankruptcy of Opportunist Tactics”, “The Dissolution
of the Duma and the Tasks of the Proletariat”, Lenin exposes
the Menshevik tactics of support for a Cadet Duma and of the slogan
of a Duma Cabinet composed of Cadets, gives a political appraisal of
the dissolution of the First Duma and formulates the tasks of the
Party in this period.
The writings “The Social-Democrats and Electoral
Agreements”, “A Dissenting Opinion”, recorded a
the November All-Russian Conference of the R.S.D.L.P., “Draf
Election Address”, “Blocs with the Cadets”,
“The Social-Democrats and the Duma Elections”,
"'When You Hear the Judgement of a Fool'.... (From the Notes of
a Social-Democratic Publicist)", are devoted to questions concerning
the election campaign for the Second Duma.
The articles “An Attempt at a Classification of the Political
Parties of Russia”, “Socialist-Revolutionary
Mensheviks” and “Philistinism in Revolutionary
Circles” are devoted to a class analysis of the Russian
This edition of Lenin's Collected Works includes for the
first time the leaflet “Whom to Elect to the State
Duma”, the note on the “Union of the Bund with the
Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party” and the article
“The Working-Class Party's Tasks and the Peasantry”,
which expounds the Bolsheviks' main slogan in the election campaign,
for complete independence of the class policy of the proletariat and
the impermissibility of blocs with the Cadets.