V. I. Lenin

Draft Leaflet{1}

Written: Written in July 1905
Published: First published in 1905 in Lenin Miscellany. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 41, pages 171.2-172.1.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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To All Citizens!

To the Russian People
and to All the Peoples of Russia

  1. 1. Full-scale war—bloodshed—fusillade of January 9—barricades in Riga—Caucasus, Poland—Odessa, etc., etc.—Peasant revolts.
  2. 2. Over what?
    Constituent assembly. F r e e d o m s for the people. [BOX:] Trade
  3. 3. Government’s response. Fraud of the Zemstvo people. The government issues the challenge. The Army and the Navy vacillate.
  4. 4. What is to be done? Revolutionary army and revolutionary government.
  5. 5. All class-conscious workers, all honest democrats, all peasants prepared for the struggle must rally together and organise in groups and detachments of the revolutionary army, obtaining arms, electing their commanders, and keeping themselves prepared to do everything to help the uprising.
  7. 6. Establishment of a revolutionary government should be stated as the aim. Consolidation of the uprising. Concentration of people’s forces. Organisation of freedom and struggle for freedom.
  8. 7. The slogans and aims of the revolutionary government.
    Five principal—central—foundation of people’s form of government {{ (1) Constituent assembly.
    [BOX ENDS:] and elections
    (2) Arming of the people.
    (3) Freedom.
    (4) Peasant committees.
    (5) Liberation of oppressed nationalities.
    (6) 8-hour working day.
  9. 8. Revolutionary army and revolutionary government. Workers, organise! Try to direct the crowd! Draw in the peasants!


{1} It has not been established whether Lenin did write and publish the leaflet (proclamation). p. 171

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