DECISION OF THE CENTRAL CONTROL COMMISSION OF THE RUSSIAN COMMUNIST PARTY AND THE INTERNATIONAL CONTROL COMMISSION OF THE COMINTERN
REGARDING BRANDLER, THALHEIMER, RADEK, AND OTHERS
Inprekorr, v, 53, p. 743, 10 April 1925
. . . The CCC considers that organized fractions do exist in the KPD; and there exists a fraction to which a few groups within the party belong, as well as a group of members of the RCP (Brandler, Thalheimer, Radek, and others), and which carries
on fractional work on the basis of a political platform formulated in a series of articles and documents. The CCC is of the opinion that the German Zentrale, proceeding from the facts cited above, was quite right to demand the expulsion of
Brandler and Thalheimer from the RCP, for they had deserved expulsion. . . .
Nevertheless, prompted by the desire to liquidate the fractional groups in the KPD as painlessly as possible, and to give comrades Brandler, Thalheimer, Radek, and others the opportunity of proving in action the sincerity of the declaration they made at the CCC meeting that they will not carry on any
fraction work, the CCC thinks it possible to restrict itself to the following measures:
1. To issue a sharp reprimand and a warning to comrades Brandler, Thalheimer, Radek, Felix Wolf, Heinz Möller, and Edda Baum about their systematic fraction work and grave breaches of party discipline.
2. To forbid these comrades to intervene in any way in the work of the KPD.
3. The CCC warns these comrades that any further fraction work on their part, or any interference in the affairs of the KPD, will inevitably place them outside the ranks of the RCP.
4. Comrades Brandler, Thalheimer, and Radek shall not be permitted to take part in the work of the Comintern.
5. The CCC considers that the KPD Zentrale should carry out a broad campaign within the party to explain the political significance of this decision to all party members.