Draft Decision Of The Central Committee Of The Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks)

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 12 December 1918

First Published:1928; Published according to the manuscript
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 4th English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1972, Volume 28, pages 338-348

All organisations of the RCP shall within one week of publication of the present decision of the Central Committee of the RCP enter on all membership and registration cards the date on which the respective members joined the Bolshevik Party.

In the absence of this information, and if it is impossible to obtain (and to have it verified and signed by not less than three members of the RCP of two years’ standing and over), such membership or registration cards shall be marked: “Date of joining the Party unknown.”

Every member of the RCP holding any Soviet post must immediately make a brief entry into his membership card stating what parties he belonged to, or was associated with, over the past five years, the entry to be certified by the chairman or secretary of his Party organisation.