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The Menshevik trial - Image 31. 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/2902.

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(1931). The Menshevik trial - Image 31. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2964/show/2902

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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
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Transcript cadres for a systematic counter-action in the State and economic institutions against the destructive plans and measures of the Bolshevist rulers. This must be the return to the original tactic of organised sabotage, and further, the transition to an active attempt to disorganise the system of war Communism re-introduced by the Bolsheviks. An argument against such a tactical change is represented by the danger of confusion with the self-seeking sort of sabotage as seen in the Shakhty trial. In favour of this tactic are the real interests of the country and the necessity of adopting a tactic which will enable us to bring about a solution of the crisis entailing the smallest sacrifices." (Statement of January 22nd, 1931.) This document referred to by Sukhanov was the document «on the basis of which he and the All-Union Bureau worked, taking the directions contained therein for their activities in the years 1929 and 1930. Sukhanov, himself, stresses this categorically : " Actually this was the instruction for the relative adoption of the tactic of sabotage and the support of intervention. In reply to my question, I was told that the document was fairly old, and that its contents, or at least its basic principles, were discussed at the plenary session of the All-Union Bureau in 1928 in the presence of foreign representatives, and that these principles were to-day the basis of the tactic of the All-Union Bureau." (Statement of January 22nd, 1931.) Such was the organisational structure, the working forms and the content of the criminal activity of the All-Union Bureau of the Central Committee of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (Mensheviks). i 29 jl