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Cannon, James Patrick, 1890-1974. The fifth year of the Russian revolution - Image 11. 1923?. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 9, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/4083/show/4069.

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Cannon, James Patrick, 1890-1974. (1923?). The fifth year of the Russian revolution - Image 11. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/4083/show/4069

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Cannon, James Patrick, 1890-1974, The fifth year of the Russian revolution - Image 11, 1923?, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed April 9, 2020, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/4083/show/4069.

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Title The fifth year of the Russian revolution
Alternative Title The fifth year of the Russian revolution: a report of a lecture
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Cannon, James Patrick, 1890-1974
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Workers Party of America
Publisher Workers Party of America
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York, New York
Date 1923?
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Communism
  • Economics
  • History
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Russian Revolution, 1917-1921
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 21 pages; 19 cm
Original Item Location DK265.C365 1923
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304535~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
Use and Reproduction Public Domain: This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript how to carry on commerce; and the Soviet Government retains the right to dissolve the companies later. The wages of the Russian workers kept pace with the improvement of production increasing in just about the same proportion. Wages are not yet up to the pre-war standard. The Russian shoe workers today get 23.3% of pre-war wages. The metal workers get 42.9%, the textile workers 42.1% and the wood workers 57.9%. Wages vary according to the conditions of the various industries. The foodstuff industry is pretty well on its feet and the bakery workers get 81.9% of pre-war wages, while the tobacco industry pays 13.1%. These figures do not tell the whole story. Because the workers, under the Soviet Government, get many special privileges such as cheap rent, food at cost, etc. The Russian worker, after five years of the revolution, is not as well off materially to-day as he was under the Czar. But his condition is now steadily improving and the political and spiritual gains of the revolution are beyond calculation. There is no sentiment among the workers for a return to the old regime. To those who measure everything in terms of concrete, immediate material gains, and who ask the Russian workers what they have to show for their five years of revolution, they answer: "The Revolution is not over yet." Trotsky pointed out at the Fourth Congress of the Communist International that the French standard of living, ten years after the great Revolution which smashed the feudal system and opened the way for the development of the capitalist mode of production, was far below that which prevailed immediately before the revolution. Revolutions destroy before they can build anew; and in this destruction the people suffer. But the destructive phase of the Russian revolution is already past and in five more years, at the present rate of progress, there is no doubt that the material conditions of the Russian workers, as well as their spiritual, intellectual and political conditions will be far better than ever before. Since private industrial and commercial enterprises exist alongside of state enterprises, the question naturally arises— and it certainly is a most important question—what is the relative strength of the two. This question is answered by the figures on the number employed by each. The State controlls — U -*