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The Moscow Trades Council had neither written rules nor constitution at the beginning, and its membership was fixed gradually, as the need arose, by a series of resolutions. The Council admitted to its meetings outside persons and also representatives from local political organisations,but in a consultative capacity only. Voting took place, contrary to the practice of the St. Petersburg Trades Council, by unions, each union having one vote. The executive organ of the Council was an Executive Commission or Committee of “ five workers,” plus a representative from each of the political parties and one from the Museum of Labour Assistance. According to calculations made by the Bureau of Trades Union Delegates, there were in Moscow at the

Commercial and Industrial Employees Tea-pac Bakers Carpent Tailors Tobaccc Clerks Ribbon-

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Workers of the Brest Railway workshops Public-house employees Waiters .

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