ENGLISH

 

V. I. Lenin

COLLECTED WORKS


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COLLECTED WORKS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE

(Volume 1 - 45)

Library of the

Georgian Section of the Comintern (SH)

 

 

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SELECTED WORKS

VOLUME 1

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

 

 

SELECTED WORKS IN 12 VOLUMES

Library of the

Georgian Section of the Comintern (SH)

 

 

specialthemes

 

LENIN ON THE WORLD REVOLUTION

selected excerpts of his Collected Works

[ Commemorative Collection of the Comintern (SH)]

BOOK 1

1894 - 1916

 

Book 2

1917 - 1923

(in preparation)

 

 

 

World Revolution

( brief collection of Lenin-quotations)

The victory of the world proletarian revolution calls for the complete confidence, the closest fraternal alliance, and the greatest possible unity of revolutionary action on the part of the working class of the advanced countries. (LENIN)

 

 

Lenin

On the

October-Revolution

(collection of speeches and writings)

 

 

 

On the Eve of October

New York 1932

 

Lessons of the Revolution

 

 

Lenin

on the February Revolution 1917

collections of Texts and Quotations

on occasion of the Centenary of the February Revolution 1917

 

LENIN

 On the

First Russian Revolution 1905 - 1907

NEW BOOK !!!

PUBLISHER:

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published on the 21st of January, 2015

Collection of works

- arranged by Wolfgang Eggers -

on occasion of the 110th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" - 22nd (9th) of January, 1905

and on occasion of the 91st Day of Death of Lenin

The Revolution of 1905

New York 1931

The Letters of Lenin

1937

selected works:

1895

 

Let us always honour the memory of Frederick Engels, a great fighter and teacher of the proletariat!

(1895)

 

PDF

 

[ in 17 different languages ]

 

 

 

1900

 

Lenin on the "Iskra"

 

 

1901

 

 

The Lessons of the Crisis

No. 7, Iskra, August 1901.

Collected Works, Volume 5, pages 89-94.

 

1902

"What Is To Be Done?"

BURNING QUESTIONS of our MOVEMENT

* * *

 

also available single chapter

IV

The Primitiveness of the Economists and the Organization of the Revolutionaries

February 1902

 

 

 

A Letter to a Comrade on Our Organisational Tasks

September 1902

 

 

 

1903

 

Second Congress of the R.S.D.L.P.

July 17 (30)-August 10 (23), 1903

 

Account of the

Second Congress of the R.S.D.L.P.

1903

 

 

1904

 

 

One Step Forward,

Two Steps Back

(THE CRISIS IN OUR PARTY)

February-May 1904

 

 

Reply to Rosa Luxemburg

(re One Step Forward, Two Steps Back)

1904

 

 

1905

 

Revolutionary Days

 

Vperyod, No. 4, January 31 (18), 1905

 

 

 

Two Tactics of Social-Democracy in the Democratic Revolution

(1905)

 

 

Socialism and Anarchism

1905

 

 

 

 

 

The Proletariat and the Peasantry

November 12, 1905

 

 

 

Socialism and Religion

December 3, 1905.

 

also available in PDF-Format:

 

 

Socialism and Religion

 

 

 

 

 

 

1906

 

 

Lessons of the Moscow Uprising


Proletary, No. 2, August 29, 1906.

 

 

Guerrilla Warfare


Proletary, No. 5, September 30, 1906.

 

 

Preface to the Russian Translation of W. Liebknecht’s Pamphlet:

No Compromises, No Electoral Agreements

December 1906

 

 

 

 

1907

The International Socialist Congress in Stuttgart

1907

 

 

 

 

 

1908

 

 

A Letter to A. M. Gorky


 

25 February 1908

 

 

 

Preface to the Collection "Twelve Years"

1908

 

 

 

Marxism and Revisionism

1908

 

 

 

 

 

Inflammable Material in World Politics

1908

 

 

Events in the Balkans and in Persia

1908.

 

 

The Happening to the

King of Portugal

 

Proletary, No. 22, (March 3) February 19, 1908.

 

 

 

Meeting of the International Socialist Bureau

1908

 

 

Leo Tolstoy and his time

Lenin

(Collection)

* * *

Leo Tolstoy as the Mirror of the Russian Revolution

1908

 

 

Classes and Parties in Their Attitude to Religion and the Church

June 1908

 

 

 

Materialism

and

Empirio-Criticism 


Collected Works of V. I. Lenin, English edition, Vol. 14.

 

 

1909

 

 

 

 

A Caricature of Bolshevism

1909

 

 

The Attitude of the Workers’ Party to Religion

1909

 

 

 

The Eleventh Session of the International Socialist Bureau

1909

 

 

 

 

 

1910

 

How Certain Social-Democrats Inform the International About the State of Affairs in the R.S.D.L.P.

1910

 

 

Two Worlds

November 16 (29), 1910.

 

 

 

Differences in the European Labour Movement

December 16, 1910.

 

 

 

1911

 

 

Paul Singer

 

died January 18 (31), 1911

 

 

1912

 

 

Economic and Political Strikes

May 1912

 

 

 

 

The Revolutionary Upswing

Sotsial-Demokrat No. 27, June 17 (4), 1912.

 

 

 

 

 

1913

 

The Teachings of Karl Marx

1930

 

 

The Three Sources and Three Component Parts of Marxism

Prosveshcheniye No 3., March 1913.  

 

 

 

 

The Historical Destiny of the Doctrine of Karl Marx

Pravda No. 50, March 1, 1913.

 

 

 

Lenin on August Bebel

1913

 

Controversial Issues

AN OPEN PARTY AND THE MARXISTS

1913

 

Marxism and Reformism

September 12, 1913.

 

 

Letter to  MAXIM GORKY (1)

1913

 

 

Letter to  MAXIM GORKY (2)

1913

 

 

The Marx-Engels Correspondence


the end of 1913

 

 

 

1914

 

On Karl Marx

A Brief Biographical Sketch With an Exposition of Marxism

(1914)

 

 

 

 

Disruption of Unity Under Cover of Outcries for Unity

May 1914

 

 

 

 

The War and Russian Social-Democracy

September 28 (October 11), 1914

 

 

 

 

The Position and Tasks of the Socialist International

1914

 

 

 

 

 

Dead Chauvinism and Living Socialism

HOW THE INTERNATIONAL CAN BE RESTORED

December 1914

 

 

 

Conspectus of Hegel’s book
The Science of Logic

1914

 

 

 

 

 

 

1915

 

 

Socialism and War

 

July - August 1915

 

 

 

 

On the Slogan for a United States of Europe

August 23, 1915.

 

 

 

 

 

1916

 

IMPERIALISM, THE HIGHEST STAGE OF CAPITALISM

1916

 

 

The Socialist Revolution and the Right of Nations to Self-Determination

THESES

January-February 1916

 

 

The Second International Socialist Conference at Kienthal

APRIL 11–17 (24–30), 1916

 

 

 

 

 

The War and the Second International

New York 1930

 

 

Opportunism and the Collapse of the Second International

January 1916

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

German and Non-German Chauvinism

 

May 1916

 

 

 

The Discussion On Self-Determination Summed Up

July 1916

 

The Junius Pamphlet

July, 1916

 

 

 

A Caricature of Marxism and Imperialist Economism

August-October 1916

 

 

 

The Military Programme of the Proletarian Revolution

September 1916

 

The “Disarmament” Slogan

October 1916

 

in PDF-Format

 

 

Imperialism and the Split in Socialism

October 1916

 

 

Youth-International

 

 

1917

 

 

 

 

 

Lecture on the 1905 Revolution

January 22, 1917

 

 

Draft Theses

March 4 (17), 1917

 

 

 

 

Letters from afar

1917

 

 

To Our Comrades in War-Prisoner Camps

March 1917

 

 

 

The Revolution in Russia and the Tasks of the Workers of All Countries

March 12 (25), 1917

 

 

 

The Tasks of the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party in the Russian Revolution

Report of a Lecture

March 15–16 (28–29), 1917

 

 

 

 

Tricks of the Republican Chauvinists

March 30, 1917

 

 

Decision of the Collegium Abroad, Central Committee, Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party

[1]

Zurich, March 31, 1917

 

 

 

 

Farewell Letter to the Swiss Workers

March 26 (April 8), 1917

 

 

 

 

 

How We Arrived

April 4 (17), 1917

 

 

 

 

The April Conference

New York - 1932

 

 

 

Two Worlds

April 1917

 

 

Notes for an Article or Speech in Defence of the April Theses

April 1917

 

 

Blancism

April 1917

 

 

The Dual Power

Pravda No. 28, April 9, 1917.

 

 

Letters on Tactics

Written between April 8 and 13 (21 and 26), 1917

 

 

 

 

The Tasks 0f the Proletariat in our Revolution

written in the middle of April 1917

 

 

 

Appeal to the Soldiers of All the Belligerent Countries

Pravda No. 37, May 4 (April 21), 1917.

 

 

 

Lessons of the Crisis

April 22 (May 5), 1917

 

 

 

Ending the war by a truly democratic peace depends upon the course which the revolution of the world proletariat will take. This revolution has gained good ground now in Russia, and is undoubtedly gaining ground in Germany (mass strikes, fraternisation).

Lenin, Interview with E. TORNIAINEN - 23. April (6. May) 1917

published in: "Työmies" - 8. May 1917

 

 

 

Political Parties in Russia and the Tasks of the Proletariat

May 6, 9 and 10 (April 23, 26 and 27), 1917

 

 

 

Speech Delivered at a Meeting of Soldiers of the Izmailovsky Regiment

April 10 (23), 1917

 

 

 

 

A Shameless Lie of the Capitalists

Written April 11 (24), 1917

 

 

 

 

The War and the Provisional Government

Pravda No. 31, April 13, 1917.

 

 

 

 

In the Footsteps of Russkaya Volya

Pravda No. 31, April 13, 1917.

 

 

 

 

A Partnership of Lies

Written April 13 (26), 1917

 

 

 

 

 

Banks and Ministers

Pravda No. 32, April 14, 1917.

 

 

 

 

An Important Exposure

Written April 13 (26), 1917

 

 

 

To the Soldiers and Sailors

Written between April 11 and 14 (24 and 27), 1917

 

 

 

Against the Riot-Mongers

TO THE WORKERS, SOLDIERS, AND THE WHOLE POPULATION OF PETROGRAD

Written before April 14 (27), 1917

 

 

 

 

Citizens! See What Methods the Capitalists of All Countries Are Using!

Written April 14 (27), 1917

 

 

 

 

A “Voluntary Agreement” Between Landowners and Peasants?

Written April 14 (27), 1917

 

 

 

 

An Honest Voice in a Chorus of Slanderers

Written April 15, 1917 in Pravda No. 33

 

 

 

 

The Soldiers and the Land

Soldatskaya Pravda No. 1, April 15, 1917.

 

 

 

 

The Petrograd City Conference of the R.S.D.L.P. (Bolsheviks)

APRIL 14–22 (APRIL 27–MAY 5), 1917

 

 

War and Revolution

A LECTURE DELIVERED MAY 14 (27), 1917

 

 

On Slogans

Written in mid-July 1917

 

 

Lessons of the Revolution

The article was written at the end of July, the Afterword on September 6 (19), 1917

 

 

Draft Resolution on the Present Political Situation

Written not later than September 3 (16), 1917

 

 

The Stockholm Conference

Rabochy No. 2, September 8 (August 26), 1917.

 

 

The Impending Catastrophe and How to Combat It

10th - 14th of September 1917

 

 

 

 

One of the Fundamental Questions of the Revolution

Rabochy Put No. 10, September 27 (14), 1917.

 

 

 

 

Decree on peace by the
Second All-Russia Congress of Soviets

The workers' and peasants' government, created by the Revolution of October 24-25 and basing itself on the Soviets of Workers', Soldiers', and Peasants' Deputies, calls upon all the belligerent peoples and their governments to start immediate negotiations for a just, democratic peace.

By a just or democratic peace for which the overwhelming majority of the working class and other working people of all the belligerent countries, exhausted, tormented, and racked by the war, are craving -- a peace that has been most definitely and insistently demanded by the Russian workers and peasants ever since the overthrow of the czarist monarchy -- by such a peace the government means an immediate peace without annexations (i.e., without the seizure of foreign lands, without the forcible incorporation of foreign nations) and without indemnities.

The Government of Russia proposes that this kind of peace be immediately concluded by all the belligerent nations and expresses its readiness to take all the resolute measures now, without the least delay, pending the final ratification of all the terms of such a peace by authoritative assemblies of the people's representatives of all countries and all nations.

In accordance with the sense of justice of democrats in general, and of the working class in particular, the government conceives the annexation or seizure of foreign lands to mean every incorporation of a small or weak nation into a large or powerful state without the precisely, clearly and voluntarily expressed consent and wish of that nation irrespective of the time when such forcible incorporation took place, irrespective also of the degree of development or backwardness of the nation forcibly annexed to the given state or forcibly retained within its borders, and irrespective finally of whether this nation is in Europe or in distant overseas countries.

If any nation whatsoever is forcibly retained within the borders of a given state, if, in spite of its expressed desire -- no matter whether expressed in the press, at public meetings, in the decisions of parties, or in protests and uprisings against national oppression -- it is not accorded the right to decide the forms of its state existence by a free vote taken after the complete evacuation of the troops of the incorporating or generally of the stronger nation and without the least pressure being brought to bear, such incorporation is annexation, i.e., seizure and violence.

The government considers it the greatest of crimes against humanity to continue this war over the issue of how to divide among the strong and rich nations the weak nationalities they have conquered and solemnly announces its determination immediately to sign terms of peace to stop this war on the terms indicated, which are equally just for all nationalities without exception. At the same time the government declares that it does not regard the above-mentioned peace terms as an ultimatum; in other words, it is prepared to consider any other peace terms, and insists only that they be advanced by any of the belligerent countries as speedily as possible and that in the peace proposals there should be absolute clarity and the complete absence of all ambiguity and secrecy.

The government abolishes secret diplomacy, and, for its part, announces its firm intention to conduct all negotiations quite openly in full view of the whole people. It will proceed immediately with the full publication of the secret treaties endorsed or concluded by the government of landowners and capitalists from February to October 25, 1917 The government proclaims the unconditional and immediate annulment of everything contained in these secret treaties insofar as it is aimed, as is mostly the case, at securing advantages and privileges for the Russian landowners and capitalists and at the retention or extension of the annexations made by the Great Russians.

Proposing to the governments and peoples of all countries immediately to begin open negotiations for peace the government, for its part, expresses its readiness to conduct these negotiations in writing, by telegraph, and by negotiations between representatives of the various countries or at a conference of such representatives. In order to facilitate such negotiations the government is appointing its plenipotentiary representative to neutral countries.

The government proposes an immediate armistice to the governments and peoples of all the belligerent countries and for its part considers it desirable that this armistice should be concluded for a period of not less than three months, i.e. a period long enough to permit the completion of negotiations for peace with the participation of the representatives of all peoples or nations, without exception, involved in or compelled to take part in the war, and the summoning of authoritative assemblies of the representatives of the peoples of all countries for the final ratification of the peace terms.

While addressing this proposal for peace to the governments and people of all the belligerent countries, the Provisional Workers and Peasants Government of Russia appeals in particular also to the class-conscious workers of the three most advanced nations of humanity and the largest states participating in the present war, namely, Great Britain, France, and Germany. The workers of these countries have made the greatest contributions to the cause of progress and socialism; they have furnished the great examples of the Chartist movement in England, a number of revolutions of historic importance effected by the French proletariat, and, finally, the heroic struggle against the Anti-Socialist Law in Germany and the prolonged, persistent, and disciplined work of creating mass proletarian organizations in Germany, a work which serves as a model to the workers of the whole world. All these examples of proletarian heroism and historical creative work are a pledge that the workers of the countries mentioned will understand the duty that now faces them of saving humanity from the horrors of war and its consequences, that these workers by comprehensive, determined, and supremely vigorous action, will help us to conclude peace successfully, and at the same time emancipate the laboring and exploited masses of our population from all forms of slavery and all forms of exploitation.

The workers and peasants government, created by the Revolution of October 24-25 and basing itself on the support of the Soviets of Workers', Soldiers', and Peasants' Deputies, must start immediate negotiations for peace. Our appeal must be addressed both to the governments and to the peoples. We cannot ignore the governments, for that would delay the possibility of concluding peace, and the people's government dare not do that; but we have no right not to appeal to the peoples at the same time. Everywhere there are differences between the governments and the peoples, and we must therefore help the peoples to intervene in questions of war and peace. We will, of course, insist upon the whole of our program for a peace without annexations and indemnities. We shall not retreat from it, but we must not give our enemies an opportunity to say that their conditions are different from ours and that therefore it is useless to start negotiations with us. No, we must deprive them of that advantageous position and not present our terms in the form of an ultimatum. Therefore the point is included that we are willing to consider any peace terms and all proposals. We shall consider them, but that does not necessarily mean that we shall accept them. We shall submit them for consideration to the Constituent Assembly which will have the power to decide what concessions can and what cannot be made. We are combating the deception practiced by governments which pay lip-service to peace and justice, but in fact wage annexationist and predatory wars. No government will say all it thinks. We, however, are opposed to secret diplomacy and will act openly in full view of the whole people. We do not close our eyes to difficulties and never have done. War cannot be ended by refusal, it cannot be ended by one side. We are proposing an armistice for three months but shall not reject a shorter period so that the exhausted army may breathe freely even if only for a little while; moreover, in all the civilized countries national assemblies must be summoned for the discussion of the terms.

In proposing an immediate armistice we appeal to the class-conscious workers of the countries that have done so much for the development of the proletarian movement. We appeal to the workers of Britain, where there was the Chartist movement, to the workers of France, who have in repeated uprisings displayed the strength of their class-consciousness, and to the workers of Germany, who waged the fight against the Anti-Socialist Law and have created powerful organizations.

In the Manifesto of March 14, we called for the overthrow of the bankers, but, far from overthrowing our own bankers, we entered into an alliance with them. Now we have overthrown the government of the bankers.

The governments and the bourgeoisie will make every effort to unite their forces and drown the workers' and peasants' revolution in blood. But the three years of war have been a good lesson to the masses -- the Soviet movement in other countries and the mutiny in the German navy, which was crushed by the officer cadets of Wilhelm the hangman. Finally, we must remember that we are not living in the depths of Africa, but in Europe, where news can spread quickly.

The workers' movement will triumph and will pave the way to peace and socialism.

Izvestia No. 208, October 27, 1917,
and Pravda No. 171, October 28, 1917

 

 

 

 

Will the Bolsheviks retain state power ?

 

October 14, 1917

 

 

To The Population

5 November, 1917

 

 

The State and the Revolution

August - September, 1917

 

* * *

 

also available in PDF-Format:

 

State and Revolution

 

 

 

 

1918

 

 

The Revolutionary Phrase

Feruary 21, 1918.

 

ON WAR AND PEACE

Extraordinary Seventh Congress of the R.C.P.(B.)

MARCH 7, 1918

 

THE SOVIETS AT WORK


The Problems of the Soviet Government

Pravda - April 28, 1918

 

 

 

A letter to American workers

 

August 20, 1918

 

 

 

 

The land revolution in Russia

December 1918

 

 

 

 

 

 

1919

 

 

Achievements and Difficulties of the Soviet Government

Early Spring, 1919

 

 

 

 

 

Draft Programme of the R.C.P.(B.)

February 15, 1919

 

 

 

 

The Third International and
Its Place in History

 15 April, 1919

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky

1919

in PDF-format

New York 1934

 

 

 

Speech at the Opening Session of the Congress

First Congress, COMINTERN

March 2

 

 

Thesis and Report on

Bourgeois Democracy and the Dictatorship of the Proletariat

First Congress of the COMINTERN, March 1919

 

 

Preliminary Draft Theses on

The National and the Colonial Questions

For The Second Congress Of The Communist International

 

 

 

A Great Beginning

Heroism of the Workers in the Rear
“Communist Subbotniks”

June 28, 1919

 

 

 

The State

Lecture - Sverdlov University

July 11, 1919

 

 

 

The Tasks of the Third International

Ramsay Macdonald On The Third International

14 July, 1919

 

 

 

 

 

1920

 

 

 

Left-Wing Communism, an infantile disorder

1920

 

 

Ninth Congress of the R.C.P.(B.)

March 29 - April 5, 1920

 

 

 

 

Theses on the Fundamental Tasks

Of the Second Congress Of The Communist International

July 4, 1920

 

 

 

 

 

Terms of Admission into Comintern

1920

 

 

 

Report On The International Situation
And The Fundamental Tasks Of
The Communist International


July 19, 1920

 

 

The Second Congress of the Communist International

Kommunishia No. 3-4, August-September 1920

 

 

 

 

Kommunismus, Journal of the Communist International

1920

 

 

 

Tasks of the Youth Leagues

October 2, 1920

 

 

 

 

1921

 

 

Third Congress Of The Communist International

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A LETTER TO
THE GERMAN COMMUNISTS

(1921)

 

 

 

FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OCTOBER
REVOLUTION

October 18, 1921

 

 

 

1922

 

 

 

On the Significance of Militant Materialism

12 March 1922

 

 

 

Eleventh Congress Of The R.C.P.(B.)

March 27- April 2, 1922

 

 

 

Pages From A Diary

 

(On education)


Dictated by Telephone: 15 December, 1922

 

 

 

 

 

 

1923

 

 

 

On Cooperation


January 4 & 6, 1923

 

Our Revolution

 

(Apropos of N. Sukhanov's Notes)


January 16, 1923

 

 

 

How We Should Reorganise the Wokers' and Peasants' Inspection

 

Recommendation to the Twelfth Party Congress


January 23, 1923

 

 

Better Fewer, But Better


 

March 2, 1923

 

Volume 38
(Philosophical Notebooks)
1895 — 1916

 

Conspectus of Feuerbach’s Book
Lectures on the Essence of Religion

1909

 

 

On the Question of Dialectics

 

 

On the Paris Commune

(collection)

in PDF - Format

New York 1934

Vladimir I. Lenin

On May Day


Collection of diverse writings, leaflets and quotations

selected by the Comintern (SH) on occasion of the 140th Birthday of Lenin



On state capitalism

(selction of writings 1918 - 1922)

 

 

 


V. I. LENIN

J. V. STALIN

ON THE CHARACTER OF OUR EPOCH

[ The "8 NENTORI" Publishing Hoese - Tirana, 1982 ]

 

 

V. I. LENIN

J. V. STALIN

ON NATIONAL COLONIAL QUESTION

 

The teachings of Karl Marx

New York 1933

The Right of Self-Determination

Moscow 1947

 

 

Lenin on the Jewish Question

1934


Lenin on the questions of the socialist organisation of the economy

 

 

Lenin

On Workers Control And The Nationalisation Of Industry

 

 

Lenin

On Culture And Cultural Revolution

 

LENIN ON RELIGION

(collection of writings and quotations)

 

 

 

Marx and Engels, Lenin

on the Irish Revolution

1932

 

 

Lenin on the I. L. P.

1930

 


Lenin

on the revolution of the Finnish workers -1918

 

Lenin on Wilhelm Liebknecht

 

Lenin

ON THE

GERMAN "SPARTACUS LEAGUE"

(also called "SPARTACISTS" or "INTERNATIONALE group")

 collection of quotations

on occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the German Spartacus League ("Spartacists")

1st of January 1916 - 1st of January 2016

arranged by Wolfgang Eggers

 

ON THE DEATH OF ROSA LUXEMBURG and KARL LIEBKNECHT

(collection of quotations)

 

LENIN ON THE

HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION -

1919

(collection of quotations - arranged by Wolfgang Eggers)

 

 

Lenin on the USA

 


LENIN ON WAR AND PEACE

 

 

Lenin

ON MAXIM GORKY

 

 

On Literature and Art

 

 

Capitalism and Agriculture

New York - 1946

 

 

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