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Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich, 1890-1986. The New phase in the Soviet Union - Image 48. 1931. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 15, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3712/show/3699.

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Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich, 1890-1986. (1931). The New phase in the Soviet Union - Image 48. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3712/show/3699

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Title The New phase in the Soviet Union
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich, 1890-1986
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Communist International. Executive Committee
Publisher Workers Library Publishers
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York, New York
Date 1931
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Communism
  • Economics
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Politics and government
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 55, [1] pages; 22 cm
Original Item Location DK267.M6242
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8321015~S5
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 classed the idea that, in view of our successes, Lenin's problem of: "Who beats whom?" is no longer a question of the day. Such jumping- over a stage of acute class struggle—as undoubtedly the present period is—constitutes a vivid example of an opportunist attempt to slur over the class problems of the proletariat under the cover of "Left" phrases; and therefore it is incompatible with Leninism. The fight against such "leftness," in reality only a variety of opportunism, is our bolshevik duty. Without that fight there can he no serious struggle against Right opportunism. On the other hand, it must not be forgotten that the ground is still very favourable for petty bourgeois waverings of the frankly right-wing type. Opportunist flabbiness, and particularly passivity in matters relating to the struggle against the kulaks, are characteristic of this state of mind. For example, there are comrades who have thought it timely, in view of our successes in the villages, lo close down the Soviets in the districts of wholesale collectivisation. An Armavir paper recently published a note on this subject, headed : Liquidation of Soviet Power. In other places also, communists have been found to advocate the handing over of "soviet authority" to fhe managing bodies of the collective farms. These views reflected opportunism, lack of firmness, and frank passivity in the struggle against our class enemy. There is no other explanation possible for this liquidatory attitude towards the Soviets, the basic organs of the proletarian dictatorship, the importance of which must grow in the period of intensified class struggle. Against these demobilising tendencies, the bolsheviks must also carry on an incessant warfare. In a period of rapid successes, particularly in the countryside, it is necessary to emphasise the danger of "Left" over-zealous- ness. As you know, successes sometimes turn the head. A plan is fixed, let us say, for developing collectivisation, the plan is carried out and exceeded, and that in a much shorter time than anticipated. People begin to draw up super-plans—on paper. Another example. The organisation of the peasants in artels is proposed ; and, directly the first successes begin, here and there attempts are made to hurry them into communes, without even waiting for the artels to become a little consolidated. All these cases arc very like the attitude of: "We shall have a walk-over." We must take timely cognisance of the dangerous character of such a frame of mind, otherwise it will be easy to break away from our native soil and lose contact with the casses, which will be of direct assistance to our class enemy. Our successes are great only because they rely on the active support of the masses. Without that support, without being buttressed by the widest possible mass of poor and middle peasants, all these successes will melt awav. The absolute condition for 46