Statement of Fact Concerning the Commission of the Newspaper Vperyod at a Meeting of the St. Petersburg RSDLP(b) Committee

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 30 May 1917


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First published in 1927 in the book Pervy legalny Peterburgsky komitet bolshevikov v 1917 godu (First Legal Petersburg Committee of Bolsheviks in 1917). Printed from a typewritten copy of the minutes.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1977, Moscow, Volume 41, page 435.2.

May 30 (June 12), 1917[edit source]

Concerning Comrade Tomsky’s reference to the workers press commission and its complete failure, I state that this reference is factually incorrect and that the mission of the newspaper Vperyod[1] (headed by A. A. Bogdanov and others) was undoubtedly useful.

  1. Vperyod (Forward)—a mass workers’ newspaper of the Bolshevik trend, directed by Lenin; it was published illegally in Vyborg by the Editorial Board of Proletary from September 10 (23), 1906, to January 19 (February 1), 1908. There were 20 issues.
    It carried a number of articles by Lenin. p. 435