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The Menshevik trial - Image 25. 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/2896.

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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
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Transcript with unanimous support. The question was shelved by agreeing that it was too early to consider such a step. The content of the resolutions mentioned leaves no doubt as to the active counter-revolutionary character of the activity of the All-Union Bureau of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (Menshevik). According to the evidence of Sher, the leading decisions, " which were adopted by the All-Union Bureau and handed over to the committee of five to be put into action, were handed on to the local nuclei and the more distant organisations of the Mensheviks as follows : Circulars were drawn up and duplicated by those persons in charge of the technical work. The organisational committee then took charge of the dispatch. Or the resolutions themselves were sent out. ..." With regard to the attempts to organise Menshevik nuclei in the Soviet institutions, and in particular the attempt to penetrate into the factory councils and the trade union commissions in the factories, the accused declared that the chances of forming strong Menshevist groups were as good as nonexistent, and that therefore, as Gromann admitted, " the actual composition of the party was made up exclusively of groups of so-called responsible workers, and this determined to a considerable extent the tactics adopted in the work of the party. . . . "... the social basis of the Menshevist organisations proved to be very narrow and permitted only the formation of numerically small groups of persons who, thanks to their special knowledge, and also in part thanks to their connections with members of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during' the illegal work under Tsarism, were now responsible workers in the Soviet apparatus. . . ." (Statement of December 15th, 1930.) The Menshevist organisations did not even attempt to penetrate into the masses of the peasantry. According to the statement of Gromann, the All-Union Bureau adopted a resolution declaring : " in view of the almost complete absence of kulak undertakings exploiting the peasants, the struggle against the kulaks is actually directed against the middle-peasants whose farms are in a good condition; the collectivisation is being carried out by violence and collective undertakings are being formed which have no vitality. Under these circumstances it is necessary to support all the protests of the agricultural population, to support their resistance and their insurrections, and to utilise the same for the struggle 23 1