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. I read them twice very slowly; first at a meeting of Bolsheviks and then at a meeting of both Bolsheviks and Mensheviks. I publish these personal theses of mine with only the briefest explanatory notes, which were developed in far greater detail in the report.
He said the peasants and the workers should not support any war effort that did not include the overthrow of capitalism. He also argued that they needed to be taught that fighting in World War I was not in their interests.
Lenin was of an uncompromising bent: He called for no support of the Provisional government then in power, Lenin wrote his theses inat which time Russia was involved in World War I. He called for no support of the Provisional government then in power, which he characterized as capitalist and imperialist in nature.
He called for the abolition of the state bureaucracy, the police, and the army. He called for the nationalization of all landed estates and the end of private land ownership.
He demanded the consolidation of all banks into one state bank to be run by the workers.
He said the first step was not immediately to introduce socialism but to put production and distribution of all products under the control of the Soviets of Workers Deputies. His writings show he wanted no compromise with the more centrist social democrats, because he thought they were or would be betrayed by the capitalists.The April Theses In the days following his arrival, Lenin gave several speeches calling for the overthrow of the provisional government.
On April 7, the Bolshevik newspaper Pravda published the ideas contained in Lenin’s speeches, which collectively came to be known as the April Theses. Primary Documents - Lenin's April Theses, April Introduction. In Russian the "Aprelskiye Tezisy", the April Theses formed a programme developed by Lenin during the Russian Revolution.
In these Lenin called for Soviet control of the state. Three main points of Lenin's April Theses. End to war with Germany, addressing the food crisis (bread rations had fallen to g/day) and redistribution of land.
OTHER SETS BY THIS CREATOR. Lenin's The April Theses () [Published in Pravda, No. 26, 7 April ]. 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.
The April Theses was a document of ten points presented to the April Conference of Bolsheviks by Vladimir Lenin in The main points of the April Theses were to focus Bolshevik efforts on. 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.