V. I. Lenin

Re Draft Resolution for the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) Plenum on
The Composition of the All-Russia Central Executive Committee{1}

Written: November 29, 1919
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, page 151.2.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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1) Do not include all the People’s Commissars (as well as the Chairman of the C.P.C.) and deputy commissars.

2) Reduce the number of intellectuals and Soviet officials of the centre.

3) Considerably increase the number of workers and working peasants who are definitely in close touch with the non-Party mass of workers and peasants.

6) Keep strictly in line with the decision of the Party congress.{2}


{1} This document formed the basis of the resolution adopted by the Plenum of the C.C., R.C,P.(B.) on November 29, 1919, on the composition of the All-Russia Central Executive Committee, which was to be elected at the Seventh All-Russia Congress of Soviets.

{2} Lenin is referring to the decision o. the Eighth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.) on the question of organisation. The section dealing with Soviet construction stated that the composition of the All-Russia C.E.C. should be changed and its membership should consist largely, of people from the local areas who conduct regular work among the peasants and workers (see The Eighth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.). March 1919. Minutes, Moscow, 1959,

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