Lenin at Finland Station

7. Scrss Lenin at Finland Station

Source: SCRSS

APRIL THESES

The day after his arrival in Petrograd at the Finland station, Lenin published an important document, known as the April Theses. Here are the main points:

  • Oppose World War 1.
  • The February revolution marks a transitional stage to a full socialist revolution.
  • The unelected Provisional Government should not be supported – its errors must be exposed by the Soviets.
  • The Soviets must progress and will develop into full state power.
  • The Soviet republic will not be a parliamentary republic. All officials will be elected, paid at an average wage and will be subject to recall.
  • Landed estates and banks will be confiscated and nationalised.
  • Production and distribution to be under the control of workers’ soviets
  • A new International to be established