Letter to Martyn Liadov, September 1, 1904
|Written||1 September 1904|
Published: First published in 1964 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 46. Sent to Geneva. Printed from a copy in an unknown handwriting.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 43, page 119b.
To throw light on the matter I wish to add: 1) that the claim that Osipov “resigned at the previous meeting” is an obvious lie, since Glebov, who was present at this meeting, himself signed the agreement of May 1904 referring to... members of the CC, including Osipov.
2) I was never officially informed of Travinsky’s resignation.
- A reference to the “July Declaration” of the CC and the violation of the decisions of the Second Congress of the RSDLP by the conciliators in the CC
The “July Declaration” was a resolution adopted by the conciliators in the CC, L. B. Krasin, V. A. Noskov and L. Y. Galperin, in July 1904 without the knowledge of the two remaining members, Lenin and Rozalia Zemlyachka, who were not given an opportunity to defend in the CC the position of the Majority of the Party. In this resolution the conciliators endorsed the Menshevik composition of the Editorial Board of Iskra which G. V. Plekhanov had co-opted, and co-opted into the CC three other conciliators—A. I. Lyubimov, L. Y. Karpov and I. F. Dubrovinsky. The conciliators opposed the convocation of the Third Congress of the Party and dissolved the Southern Bureau of the CC, which was conducting agitation for the congress. They deprived Lenin of the right to represent the CC abroad and prohibited the publication of his writings without the collegial permission of the CC
Local Party committees—in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Riga, Baku and elsewhere—supported Lenin and strongly condemned the “July Declaration” (see this volume, Document 85).