Can the Bolsheviks Retain State Power? Cover Image

Удержат-ли большевики государственную власть?
Can the Bolsheviks Retain State Power?

Author(s): Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, History, Political Theory, Political history, Recent History (1900 till today), Political behavior, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), Political Essay
Published by: CEEOL Digital Reproductions
Keywords: revolution; power; the Bolsheviks
Summary/Abstract: The present pamphlet, as is evident from the text, was written at the end of September and was finished on October 1, 1917. The October 25 Revolution has transferred the question raised in this pamphlet from the sphere of theory to the sphere of practice. This question must now be answered by deeds, not words. The theoretical arguments advanced against the Bolsheviks taking power were feeble in the extreme. These arguments have been shot to pieces. The task now is for the advanced class—the proletariat— to prove in practice the viability of the workers' and peasants' government. All class-conscious workers, all the active and honest peasants, all working and exploited people, will do everything they can to solve the immense historic question in practice. To work, everybody to work, the cause of the world socialist revolution must and will triumph. (from the preface written by Lenin, St. Petersburg, November 9, 1917.)

  • Page Count: 40
  • Publication Year: 1917
  • Language: Russian