The Moscow Elections—Preliminary Results

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 4 February 1907


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Zreniye, No. 2, February 4, 1907. Published according to the Zreniye text.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1962, Moscow, Volume 12, pages 81-82.
Collection(s): Zreniye
Keywords : Duma, Election, Moscow, Russia

The liberal newspapers and those serving the liberals are still vociferating about the Black-Hundred danger in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

To show how utterly false these outcries and phrases are, we give here tables of the results of the Moscow elections so far published in the St. Petersburg press.

For the purpose of comparison we also quote from the newspaper Nasha Zhizn[1] for March 28, 1906, the results of the 1906 elections in Moscow.

The significance of the figures for the two years, which prove and prove again how utterly false are the fables about the “Black-Hundred danger”, is dealt with elsewhere.

Number of votes polled in Moscow in 1907:

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Moscow Election WardsConst.-Dem.OctobristsMonar-

chists

Left Bloc
Arbat1,348514154214
Basmannaya934462113155
City64326610761
Lefortovo938631244190
Myasnitskaya1,331551191191
Prechistenka1,183538161175
Presnya1,196550187458
Rogozhskaya1,565963267286
Serpukhovskaya46918969101
Sretenka1,239403106303
Sushchevsky2,061700398841
Khamovniki1,011647197297
Yakimanka1,153552171241
Tverskaya1,730680189313
Yauza1,11729975162
Meshchanskaya1,839838262689
Total, 16 wards19,7578,7832,8914,677
Moscow Election WardsConst.-Dem.OctobristsMonar-

chists

Left Bloc
In 1906
Arbat1,269700?
Sushchevsky2,867930193
Presnya1,662646150
Prechistenka1,810734?
Tverskaya1,810850174
City57136250
Sretenka1,36864040
Yauza600300?
Basmannaya1,26350783
Total, 9 wards13,2205,669690
Same 9 wards in 190711,4514,4121,4902,682

Thus, the Moscow elections prove that the stories about the Black-Hundred danger are false. We remind the reader once again that the election figures for St. Petersburg in 1906 prove the same thing:

Voting in St. Petersburg in the Elections to the First Duma

WardsLowest Cadet

Vote

One Half

of That

Number
Highest

Right Vote

Number of Electors
Admiralty1,395697668— 5
Alexander-Nevsky2,9291,4641,214—16
Kazan2,1351,067985— 9
Narva3,4861,7431,486—18
Vyborg1,853926652— 6
Petersburg4,7882,3941,729—16
Kolomna2,1411,070969— 9
Moscow4,9372,4682,174—20
Spassky4,8732,4362,320—15
Liteiny3,4141,7072,097+15[2]
Rozhdestvensky3,2411,6202,066+14
Vasilyevsky Ostrov3,5401,7702,250+17
  1. Nasha Zhizn (Our Life)—a liberal daily newspaper published in St. Petersburg from November 6 (19), 1904 to July 11 (24), 1906, with some intervals.
  2. The plus signs in this table indicate the number of electors that could have gone to the Black Hundreds in the event of votes at the election having been divided between the Cadets and the Left bloc.