1917

"The October Revolution is passing through successive stages of development before our very eyes, winning power for the Soviets and wresting political rule from the bourgeoisie and transferring it to the proletariat and poor peasantry."

"This article explained that it was necessary for the workers "to change the basic line pursued by the worker in addressing the peasant"."

"The bourgeoisie, the landowners and all the rich classes are making desperate efforts to undermine the revolution...They have even gone so far as to sabotage food distribution, thereby menacing millions of people with famine."

"The fateful hour is approaching. The last fight is at hand. The whole country and all the nations of our republic are divided into two great camps."

"John Reed’s Ten Days that Shook the World represents one of the 20th Century’s greatest political-literary achievements, being one of the first book length eye-witness accounts of the great Russian October Revolution."

"Although only a few days remain before the Constituent Assembly is summoned, the bourgeoisie are organising civil war, intensifying sabotage and undermining the armistice."

Interview Given by Lenin toGregori Yarros, Correspondent of the Associated Press Agency, on November28(15), 1917.

What is a peace program? From the viewpoint of the ruling classes or of the parties subservient to them, it is the totality of the demands, the ultimate realization of which must be ensured by the power of militarism.

"A necessary condition for the victory of the socialist revolution, which alone can secure the lasting triumph and full implementation of the law on land, is the close alliance of the working and exploited peasantry with the working class—the proletariat—in all the advanced countries."