From Lenin's famous April Theses (read by him at two meetings of the All-Russia Conference of Soviets of
Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies, on April 4, 1917.)
Thesis # 8
It is not our immediate task to "introduce" socialism, but only to bring social production and the distribution
of products at once under the control of the Soviets of Workers' Deputies.
Thesis # 7
The immediate union of all banks in the country into a single national bank, and the institution of control
over it by the Soviet of Workers' Deputies.
First Published: Pravda No. 26, April 7, 1917