V.I Lenin

"Long live the revolution of workers, soldiers and peasants!"

"The government is tottering. It must be given the death blow at all costs. To delay action is fatal."

"Our Party stands solidly and firmly, as one man, in defence of Soviet power, in defence of the interests of all the working people, and first and foremost of the workers and poor peasants." From the Central Committee of the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party (Bolsheviks)

"The Council of People’s Commissars calls upon the peasants to take all power into their own hands in their respective localities"

"To doubt now that the majority of the people are following and will follow the Bolsheviks is shameful vacillation and in practice is the abandoning of all the principles of proletarian revolutionism, the complete renunciation of Bolshevism."

"The success of both the Russian and the world revolution depends on two or three days' fighting."

"The composition of the Conference was very mixed—even absurd, for the people who got together were not in agreement on the main thing, and therefore were incapable of really unanimous action, of really acting together"

"We must mobilise all forces to convince the workers and soldiers that it is absolutely imperative to wage a last, desperate and decisive fight for the overthrow of the Kerensky government."

"The peasants must know that it is only the workers’ party, the Bolsheviks, who are prepared to stand to the last for the interests of the poor peasants and all working people against the capitalists and the landowners."

"The crisis has matured. The whole future of the Russian revolution is at stake. The honour of the Bolshevik Party is in question. The whole future of the international workers' revolution for socialism is at stake."

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