V. I. Lenin

Remarks on the Article “On a Provisional Revolutionary Government”{2}

Written: Written before May 21 (June 3), 1905
Published: First published in 1926 in Lenin Miscellany V. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 41, page 168.1.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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1. Does it follow from Marx’s “Address” to the Communists in March 1850{3} that Marx regarded it as inconceivable for Communists to take part in a provisional revolutionary government together with the bourgeoisie in the epoch of a democratic revolution?

2. Is it true that in this “Address” Marx did not even raise the question of Social-Democratic participation in a provisional revolutionary government?

3. Is there any difference between: “regard participation as inconceivable” and “not to raise the question of participation”?

4. Is it true that in this “Address” Marx himself noted a strengthening of the petty-bourgeois democratic party and a weakening of the Communist workers’ party in the recent period?

5. ...{1}


{1} Here the MS. breaks off.—Ed.

{2} See present edition, Vol. 8, pp. 461–81. p. 168

{3} See “Address of the Central Committee to the Communist League” (Marx and Engels, Selected Works, Vol. I, Moscow, 1962, pp. 106–17). p. 168

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