The only thing I could do to make things easier for myself -- and for honest opponents -- was to prepare the theses in writing. I read them out, and gave the text to Comrade Tsereteli.
The Provisional Government was dominated mainly by liberals and moderate socialists who wanted to instigate political reform, creating a democracy with elections for an executive and a constituent assembly.
After the February Revolution Lenin sought to return to Russia as soon as possible.
This was problematic because he was isolated in neutral Switzerland as World War I continued to be fought in neighbouring states. The Swiss communist Fritz Platten managed to negotiate with the German government for the safe passage of Lenin and his company through Germany by rail on the so-called "sealed train.
Once through Germany, Lenin continued by ferry to Swedenand the remainder of the journey through Scandinavia was subsequently arranged by Swedish communists Otto Grimlund and Ture Nerman.
Some believe he based this on Trotsky's Theory of Permanent Revolution. In the Theses, Lenin: Asserts that Russia is "passing from the first stage of the revolution —which, owing to the insufficient class consciousness and organization of the proletariatplaced power in the hands of the bourgeoisie—to its second stage, which must place power in the hands of the proletariat and the poorest sections of the peasants.
The organisation of separate Soviets of Deputies of Poor Peasants. The setting up of a model farm on each of the large estates ranging in size from to dessiatinesaccording to local and other conditions, and to the decisions of the local bodies under the control of the Soviets of Agricultural Labourers' Deputies and for the public account.
Lenin first developed this point in his pamphlet "Socialism and War," when he first called the pro-war social-democrats "social chauvinists. Effects[ edit ] After the February Revolution, Bolshevik leaders returning from exile such as Lev Kamenev were arguing a much more moderate line, that Russian involvement in the war could be justified and that there should be cooperation with the liberals in the Provisional Government.
However, Lenin's arguments reflected those made by the leading Bolsheviks in Petrograd at the time of the February Revolution, such as Alexander Shlyapnikov.
Lenin succeeded in persuading the Bolsheviks of his arguments as laid out in the April Theses and they provided much of the ideological groundwork that later led to the October Revolution.Lenin and The April Theses. Lenin.
His speech formed the basis of the April Theses that were published in Pravda, the Bolshevik Party newspaper, on April 7th. The Theses were not party policy but in the following weeks Lenin proved that from afar he had understood better than many of the Bolshevik leaders in Russia the feelings and aspirations of the workers and soldiers. Through a series of meetings, articles and pamphlets he . I did not arrive in Petrograd until the night of April 3, and therefore at the meeting on April 4, I could, of course, deliver the report on the tasks of the revolutionary proletariat only on my own behalf, and with reservations as to insufficient preparation. Lenin and The April Theses. Lenin. Lenin returned to Russia on a sealed train provided by the Germans, who were hoping his defeatist views would undermine the Russian war effort. He arrived in Petrograd on 3 April with a ten-point programme - his April Theses - for a second revolution based on giving power to the Soviets.
Lenin returned to Russia on a sealed train provided by the Germans, who were hoping his defeatist views would undermine the Russian war effort. He arrived in Petrograd on 3 April with a ten-point programme - his April Theses - for a second revolution based on giving power to the Soviets.
Lenin speaking in Petrograd in April When Lenin returned to Russia on 3rd April, , he announced what became known as the April Theses. As he left the railway station Lenin was lifted on to one of the armoured cars specially provided for the occasions. Lenin and The April Theses Lenin He arrived in Petrograd on 3 April with a ten-point programme - his April Theses - for a second revolution based on giving power to the Soviets.
Lenin's April Theses April Lenin’s famous April Theses called for Soviet control of the state and were a precursor to the Russian Revolution and the Bolshevik coup d’état.
April Theses, Russian Aprelskiye Tezisy, in Russian history, program developed by Lenin during the Russian Revolution of , calling for Soviet control of state power; the theses, published in April , contributed to the July Days uprising and also to the Bolshevik coup d’etat in October The Theses were not party policy but in the following weeks Lenin proved that from afar he had understood better than many of the Bolshevik leaders in Russia the feelings and aspirations of the workers and soldiers.