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Lenin, Vladimir I.. The suppressed testament of Lenin - Image 30. 1935. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 22, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6613/show/6592.

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Lenin, Vladimir I.. (1935). The suppressed testament of Lenin - Image 30. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6613/show/6592

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Title The suppressed testament of Lenin
Alternative Title The suppressed testament of Lenin: the complete original text, with two explanatory articles
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Lenin, Vladimir I.
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Trotsky, Leon
Publisher Pioneer Publishers
Date 1935
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Politics and government
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 47 pages; 20 cm
Original Item Location DK254.L3S9
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304557~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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File Name index.cpd
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Transcript how to guess a whole situation from accidental symptoms. He was clearly aware of the activities of Stalin, his motives and calculations. It is not difficult to imagine what reactions they provoked in his mind. We should remember that at that moment there already lay on Lenin's writing table, besides the testament insisting upon the removal of Stalin, also the documents on the national question which Lenin's secretaries Fotieva and Gliasser, sensitively reflecting the mood of their chief, were describing as "a bomb against Stalin". A Half Year of Sharpening Struggle Lenin developed his idea of the role of the Central Control Commission as a protector of party law and unity in connection with the question of reorganizing the Workers and Peasants Inspection (Rabkrin), whose head for several preceding years had been Stalin. On the 4th of March, Pravda published an article famous in the history of the party, "Better Less and Better." This work was written at several different times. Lenin did not like to, and could not dictate. He had a hard time writing the article. On March 2 he finally listened to it with satisfaction: "At last it seems all right." This article included the reform of the guiding party institutions on a broad political perspective both national and international. Upon this side of the question, however, we cannot pause here. Highly important for our theme, however, is the verbal estimate which Lenin gave of the Workers and Peasants Inspection: "Let us speak frankly. The People's Commissariat of Workers and Peasants Inspection does not enjoy at the present moment a shadow of authority. Everybody knows that a worse organized institution than the institution of our Workers and Peasants Inspection does not exist, and that under present conditions you can ask nothing of this People's Commissariat." This extraordinarily biting allusion in print by the head of the government to one of the most important state institutions, was a direct and unmitigated blow against Stalin as the organizer and head of this Inspection. The reason for this should now be clear. The Inspection was to serve chiefly as 28