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Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich, 1890-1986. The New phase in the Soviet Union - Image 57. 1931. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 21, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3712/show/3708.

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Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhaylovich, 1890-1986. (1931). The New phase in the Soviet Union - Image 57. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/3712/show/3708

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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
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Transcript backwardness ol the masses. The problem of personnel is, in fact, only pari of a much wider problem, that ot the cultural revolution. Here we require such a speed of development as is unthinkable in any country without the rule of the working class : we require the raising of the cultural level of masses which number many millions. Last come our international difficulties. In this sphere lie the chief difficulties which the U.S.S.R. has to face. The representatives of the Communist Parties who spoke here have sufficiently emphasised this aspect. We cannot forget that the rising wave of revolution in the capitalist countries and in the colonies leads to the strengthening of imperialist hostility to the U.S.S.R. We are accustomed to anti-soviet provocation on the part of our foreign enemies. We know that to-day the toiling masses of our country have to be ready for new acts ol provocation and new attempts to develop a military attack on the U.S.S.R. Li conclusion, 1 will quote Lenin's notable words in his article : "On Our Revolution." In this article, directed against the "socialists" of the Second International and against those who, like N. Sukhanov, were following after them, Lenin reveals the significance of the November Revolution with exceptional power. Lenin writes : " 'Russia has not reached the high level of development of productive forces which makes socialism possible.' All the heroes of the Second International, including, of course, Sukhanov, carry this principle about like the holy sacrament. They repeat this unquestionable truth in a thousand different ways, but I think it is not a decisive method of appraising our revolution." After pointing out the peculiarity of the international and internal conditions under which the November Revolution took place, Lenin exposes the anti-Marxist essence of the position taken up by the socialists of the Second International, stating his case as follows : "If to create socialism requires a definite level of culture (though no one can tell us what exactly is that definite 'level of culture'), why can we not begin first of all with the conquest by revolutionary means of the preliminary conditions for that definite level, and later, on the foundation already of , a workers' and peasants' government and the soviet system, move forward to catch up the other peoples?" Developing this thought, Lenin writes : "To build up socialism, you say, requires civilisation. Very good. Then why could you not begin by creating such premises of civilisation at home as the expulsion of the landlords and the driving out of the Russian capitalists, in order to begin the movement to socialism afterwards?" It is necessary to recall this most profound observation of Lenin. 55