September 8, 2018

LEAFLET OF THE MOSCOW COMMITTEE ISSUED ON DECEMBER 4,

Moscow Uprising 1905-1908

CALLING FOR THE PREPARATION FOR A FINAL DECISIVE STRUGGLE AGAINST THE AUTOCRACY.

Comrades! Every day it gets harder for the Tsarist government. Its last support--the army--is also wavering and is beginning to rise directly against it. After Sevastopol. Kronstadt, Piatigorsk, Riga and Samara,, the army has also rebelled here in Moscow. In the Rostov Regiment all the officers have been expelled, all the authorities guards have been seized, and the barracks and weapons are in the hands of the rebelling regiment.

The rest of the army is also restless.

Not today, but tomorrow, perhaps , the decisive day will come, when the army will not be in a condition to restrain itself and will come out on the street. Perhaps, the day of the decisive struggle is near. Prepare your .. selves, comrades, that you may provide help to your comrades, the soldiers. Prepare yourselves, that we may, through the general strike and other means, help our friends and comrades overthrow the common enemy by force. Organize, prepare for the decisive struggle.

Moscow Committee of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party.
December 4

Vysshii Pod 'em Revoliutsii,