A Militant Agreement for the Uprising and the Formation of a Combat Committee

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Author(s) Lenin
Written February 1905


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Written in February-March 1905
Published: First published in 1926 in Lenin Miscellany V. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 41, pages 138.2-139.1.


This plan is close in content to Lenin’s article “A Militant Agreement for the Uprising” (see present edition, Vol. 8, pp. 158–66) and was apparently written after the article, because it raises the question of a combat committee, which the article does not. p. 138

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  1. 1) Motive behind agreement
  2. 2) Its aims
  3. 3) Programme
    1. (1) overthrow of autocracy
    2. (2) provisional revolutionary government
    3. (3) arming of the people
    4. (4) Constituent Assembly
    5. (5) revolutionary peasant committees.

4. 4) Formation of an interim combat committee for the purpose of

  1. (1) collecting money
  2. (2) clarifying manpower
  3. (3) informing masses of Russian workers about the agreement and broadly discussing means of implementation
  4. (4) preparing for a Russian conference to form a Russian Combat Committee.

5. 5) The task of the Combat Committee: co-ordination of measures in preparing for an uprising. 2/3 in view of the importance of total solidarity and maintenance of independence by each party.

6. 6) The Combat Committee’s attitude to terrorism.

7. 7) Call to all socialists and all revolutionary democrats.

8. 5 bis The Combat Committee issues an appeal only on questions entirely within its programme and not otherwise

than with a reservation about the Party’s independence in every case.

  1. This plan is close in content to Lenin’s article “A Militant Agreement for the Uprising” (see present edition, Vol. 8, pp. 158–66) and was apparently written after the article, because it raises the question of a combat committee, which the article does not. p. 138