Lenin Speaks

Colorized video of Vladimir Lenin with a recording of a speech he gave during the Russian Civil War as the soundtrack. This is the transcript of the speech (or at least that’s what it’s supposed to be)

“Comrade (Red Army) soldiers! The capitalists of England, America and France are waging a war against Russia. They are taking revenge on the Soviet Peasants & Workers’ Republic for her [Republic’s] overthrowing the power of landlords and capitalists and set the example for all the peoples of the world.

With money and munitions, the capitalists of England, France and America support Russian landlords, who are marshalling their armies from Siberia, Don River, and Northern Caususus against the Soviets, seeking to restore the power of the Tsar, of the landlords, of capitalists.

No, this will NEVER happen! The Red Army has unified itself, it has arisen and started chasing the landlords’ armies and the White Guards’ officers away from the Volga, took back Riga, took back virtually all of Ukraine; it approaches Odessa and Rostov.”