Nasha Zaria

Nasha Zaria

 

(Our Dawn), a monthly sociopolitical journal published openly in St. Petersburg from January 1910 through September 1914; an organ of the Menshevik Liquidators.

A total of 57 issues of Nasha zaria were published before it was closed down by the government. The journal’s staff included P. B. Aksel’rod, F. I. Dan, L. Martov, A. S. Martynov, and A. N. Potresov. Nasha zaria opposed the maintenance of underground Social Democratic organizations in Russia and favored the establishment of a legal workers’ party. In 1912 the Sixth (Prague) All-Russian Conference of the RSDLP, in a resolution drawn up by V. I. Lenin, declared that the followers of Nashazaria had excluded themselves from the party owing to their support of “tendencies acknowledged by the entire party to be the products of bourgeois influences on the proletariat” (KPSS ν rezoliutsiiakh, 8th ed., vol. 1, 1970, p. 341). Shortly after the outbreak of World War I (1914—18), the journal took a defensist position. In January 1915 Nasha zaria was superseded by Nashe delo (Our Cause).

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