Vladimir I. Lenin - The Tasks of the Proletariat in the Present Revolution ("The April Theses").
Published on April 7, 1917 in Pravda No. 26.
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
only thing I could do to make things easier for myself—and
for honest opponents—was
to prepare the theses in
I read them out, and gave the text to Comrade Tsereteli.
I read them twice very
slowly: first at a meeting of Bolsheviks and
then at a meeting of both Bolsheviks and Mensheviks.
publish these personal theses of mine with only the briefest
explanatory notes, which were developed in far greater detail in the