Foreword to Grigori Zinoviev Article “On the Numerical Composition of our Party”
|Written||21 September 1919|
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 514.
Comrade Zinoviev has sent me this article, with the request that I send it on to the Moscow press. I fulfil his request with great pleasure. The article, in my opinion, deserves to be reprinted in all the newspapers. All Party comrades ought to read it, and should everywhere, following the example of Petrograd, start simultaneously both purging the Party of “hangers-on” and intensively recruiting to the Party all the best elements among the mass of workers and peasants.