Lenin on War

Lenin and Trotsky with soldiers in Petrograd

Lenin and Trotsky with soldiers in Petrograd

“War inflicts horrible sufferings on the people, but we must not, and we have no reason at all, to despair of the future… The millions of victims who will fall in the war, and as a consequence of the war, will not have died on vain. The millions who are starving, the millions who are sacrificing their lives in the trenches, are not only suffering, they are also gathering strength; they are pondering over the real causes of the war; they are becoming more determined and are acquiring a clearer revolutionary understanding. In all countries of the world there is growing discontent among the masses and greater ferment; there are strikes, demonstrations and protests against the war. This is an earnest of the proletarian revolution against capitalism that is bound to follow the European War.” – Lenin (1916)


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