by Joseph Stalin
It remains for us to suggest a positive solution of the national question.
We take as our starting point that the question can be solved only in intimate connection with the present situation in Russia.
Russia is in a transitional period, when “normal,” “constitutional” life has not yet been established and when the political crisis has not yet been settled. Days of storm and “complications” are ahead. And this gives rise to the movement, the present and the future movement, the aim of which is to achieve complete democratization.
It is in connection with this movement that the national question must be examined.
Thus the complete democratization of the country is the basis and condition for the solution of the national question. Continue reading