Written: Written on December 8 (21), 1817
Published: First published in part in 1960 in Voprosy Istorii KPSS No. 6. Published in full in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 50. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 49b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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8. XII. 1917
Comrades Blagonravov and Bonch-Bruyevich
The arrests which have to be carried out on the orders of Comrade Peters are of exceptionally great importance and must be executed with great energy. Special measures must be taken to prevent destruction of papers, flight, concealment of documents, etc.
V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars
 This refers to the arrest of counter-revolutionaries.—Ed.