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The Menshevik trial - Image 49. 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/2920.

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(1931). The Menshevik trial - Image 49. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2964/show/2920

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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 IV. SABOTAGE ACTIVITY. SABOTAGE activity also went through a number of stages. In the beginning, the sabotage activity of the All- Union Bureau was regarded as an independent weapon in the struggle against the Soviet Government. Later, however, it came to be regarded from the point of view of assisting the coming intervention and as an unavoidable preliminary condition for the successful carrying out of intervention. The first plenary session of the All-Union Bureau which took place in 1928 gave general instructions for the carrying out of sabotage, whilst the plenary session which took place in 1930 indissolubly connected up this work, according to Sukhanov's report, with the preparation of intervention. In his statement concerning the development of sabotage activity, the accused Yakubovitch describes the various phases of this disorganisational activity and its aim as follows : " Sabotage work was carried on by the All-Union Bureau with a view to producing an economic crisis and a commodity shortage in severe forms in order that the broadest sections of the population, and above all the working class, should be hit, and that discontent should result. " The All-Union Bureau was of the opinion that when sabotage hit the working class this must be considered as an unavoidable surgical operation which, even if it were painful for a short period, would accelerate that process which was connected with the further carrying out of the policy of the Soviet power. Up to the year 1928 this sabotage work was carried out with a view to influencing the g^ernment and forcing it to return to the lines of the first years of the New Economic Policy. " From the beginning of 1928, sabotage work entered on a new phase. It was carried out on a broader scale and no longer aimed at influencing the government to alter its policy, but at producing counter-revolutionary tendencies amongst the workers and preparing the way for a counter-revolutionary insurrection. At the beginning of 1929, sabotage work entered its third phase : it then had as its aim the preparation of foreign intervention." The concrete sabotage activity in the various Soviet institutions presented the following picture : 47