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The Menshevik trial - Image 19. 1931. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 19, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2964/show/2890.

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Title The Menshevik trial
Alternative Title The Menshevik trial: the text of the indictment of the counter-revolutionary Menshevik organization
Publisher Workers Library Publishers
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York, New York
Date 1931
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Politics and government
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Rossiĭskai͡a sot͡sial-demokraticheskai͡a rabochai͡a partii͡a
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Social-Democratic Workers Party of Russia
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 88 pages; 22 cm
Original Item Location DK266.M4 1931
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304553~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript been brought by Berlatsky) to organise a Menshevik party centre in the Soviet Union. I accepted the proposal made to me by Sher that I should take part in this organisational work. Through Sher's intermediation I was able to interview Ginsburg in the State Planning Commission where Ginsburg was attending a session of the Economic .Situation Council. " I informed him of Sher's proposal, adding that it proceeded from the organisation of the R.S.D.L.P. abroad which had authorised Sher to organise a party centre. (Berlatsky, who brought the authority for Sher, had consulted Dan in Berlin with respect to this proposal.) Ginsburg, after meeting Sher, expressed the wish to take part in this organisational work. This was the origin of the initiatory group of three : Sher, Gromann, and Ginsburg, which later grew into the ' All-Union Bureau ' by the addition of fresh members." (Statement made February 19th, 1931.) These descriptions of the real aspect of the formation of a central organisation of the Menshevik group in the form of the *' All-Union Bureau," are supplemented by the defendants by statements on the fresh tactical aims determining the activities of the newly-organised counter-revolutionary centre. As may be seen from the statements made by all the defendants and from the documentary evidence, entirely different tendencies from those of the " platform " of 1924 speedily gained the upper hand, both with respect to tactics and to organisation, and were due to a certain extent to the <lirect leadership of the foreign organisations. Gromann made an extremely important statement on this point on December 25th, 1930. {t . . . The earlier tactics of international Social Democracy in the struggle against the Soviet Union, denying as they did the permissibility of an intervention and abstaining from sabotage as a fighting method, were based on the conviction that (a) the attempt to build up Socialism in the Soviet Union would be a failure; (b) that rationalised and organised capitalism would grow rapidly, enabling the Soviet Union to be peacefully assimilated, first economically and then social-politically (' not with the whip, but with the rouble,' as Lloyd George justified the transition from intervention to trade agreement at that time)." (Statement made December 25th, 1930.) These tactics were now abruptly changed. "... It was to be seen from Braunstein's words that Garvy is the immediate inspirer of the latest and 17