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Resolution on armed insurrection adopted

Resolution on armed insurrection adopted on the proposal of V.I. Lenin at a meeting of the Central Committee of the Bolsheviks

October 10, 1917

The Central Committee recognizes that as the international position of the Russian revolution (the uprising in the Navy in Germany, as an extreme manifestation the growth of the world socialist revolution throughout Europe, then the threat of the world of the imperialists with the aim of strangling the revolution in Russia), and martial law (the undoubted decision of the Russian bourgeoisie and Kerensky and Co. to surrender Peter to the Germans), and the acquisition of the majority by the proletarian party in the soviets - all this in connection with the peasant uprising and with the turn of popular trust in our party (elections in Moscow 5) , finally, the explicit preparation of the second Kornilovism (withdrawal of troops from St. Petersburg, transport of Cossacks to Peter, encirclement of Minsk by Cossacks, etc.), - all this puts the armed rebellion on the line of the day.

Thus recognizing that an armed uprising is inevitable and quite ripe, the Central Committee invites all party organizations to be guided by this and to discuss and resolve all practical issues from this point of view (congress of Soviets of the North [region], withdrawal of troops from St. Petersburg, statements by Muscovites and Minsk residents and etc.).
Protocols of the Central Committee of the RSDLP. August 1917 — February 1918 M. — L, State Publishing House, 1929, p. 101.

Here is quoted by: Documents of the great proletarian revolution. Volume 1. From the protocols and correspondence of the Military Revolutionary Committee of the Petrograd Soviet. OGIZ, 1938. p. 22-23. Document No. 3.


5) On September 5, 1917, the joint plenary meeting of the Moscow Council of Workers' Deputies and the Council of Soldiers' Deputies on the report on current events adopted a Bolshevik resolution by a majority of votes. On September 19, the Executive Committee and the Presidium of the Council of Workers' Deputies were re-elected. The Presidium included 5 Bolsheviks, 2 Mensheviks, 1 Social Revolutionary and 1 United. The executive committee included 32 Bolsheviks, 15 Mensheviks, 9 Social Revolutionaries and 3 United. The chairman of the council was the Bolshevik Nogin. On September 27, at a meeting of the executive committees of the Soviets of Workers 'and Soldiers' Deputies, a resolution proposed by the Bolsheviks was adopted on the report on attitude to the Democratic Conference. The resolution called on the provincial councils to mobilize all their forces to fight under the slogan “All power to the Soviets” —p. 23.

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