"A necessary condition for the victory of the socialist revolution, which alone can secure the lasting triumph and full implementation of the law on land, is the close alliance of the working and exploited peasantry with the working class—the proletariat—in all the advanced countries."
Statement to the Bolshevik Group
at the Extraordinary All-Russia Congress
of Soviets of Peasants' Deputies
We demand most emphatically that the Bolsheviks insist, in the form of an ultimatum, on an open vote on the question of issuing an immediate invitation to several representatives of the Government.
If the reading of this proposal and voting on it at the plenary session are refused, the whole Bolshevik group should walk out by way of protest.
Written on 12 (25) November, 1917
First Published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXI
Published according to the manuscript