How to deal with applause

How do you applaud when you are told not to applaud too readily?

A third shortcoming. This consists in the desire of a number of our comrades to swim with the stream, smoothly and calmly, without perspective, without looking into the future, in such a way that a festive and holiday atmosphere should be felt all around, that we should have celebration meetings every day, with applause everywhere, and that all of us should be elected in turn as honorary members of all sorts of presidiums. (Laughter, applause.) (Work, vol. 10, p. 341)

Stalin 12 (1920)


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