Spain and the Peoples Front
BY GEORGI DIMITROFF
INTRODUCTION : Thenineteenth year of the existence of Soviet power on one-sixth of the earth was a year of splendid achievements in all spheres of socialist construction, a year which marked the utmost consolidation of the dictatorship of the proletariat and the further development and expansion of the truly popular, Soviet democracy. These victories, strengthening as they are the cause of the working class in all countries, rouse millions of the working class in all countries to the struggle for their liberation, and rally the working people of town and country around the proletariat. They inspire all the anti-fascist forces to struggle against fascism and war, for democracy and for peace on the basis of the People’s Front.
And in the present international situation the working class in capitalist countries can best honor the great proletarian revolution by being fully cognizant of and unswervingly fulfilling its historic role as the advanced class, the initiator and organizer of the People’s Front of all working people, of all democratic and progressive forces against fascism and the fascist war incendiaries.
 The present article was published on November 7, 1936 in Pravda and in the Communist press of a number of countries. In the present edition the article is published with a number of important additions. – Georghi Dimitroff.