Written: Written on November 19 (December 2), 1917
Published: First published in Rabochaya Moskva No. 255, November 7, 1927. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 326.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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All power is in the hands of the Soviets. Confirmations are unnecessary. Your dismissal of the one and appointment of the other is law.
 Lenin’s telegram was sent in reply to a request from the Presidium of the Moscow Soviet of Workers’ and Soldiers’ Deputies that the Council of People’s Commissars should confirm the appointment of the newly elected Gubernia Commissar and the dismissal of the previous one.