Written: Written on November 30 (December 13), 1917
Published: First published in 1958 in the journal Sovetsky Moryak No. 5. Printed from the text of the telegraph form.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 48b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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I remain a deputy of the Baltic Fleet and request you to replace me by the next candidate on the Bolshevik list.
 Similarly worded telegrams were sent to Petrograd and Moscow.—Ed.
 Lenin’s name was put on the list of candidates to the Constituent Assembly from the Central Committee of the R.S.D.L.P.(B.) by five electoral areas: Petrograd—the capital, Petrograd Gubernia, Ufa, the Baltic Fleet and the Northern Front. In addition, Lenin was nominated as the candidate to the Constituent Assembly from Moscow. The elections to the Constituent Assembly were held on November 12 (25), 1917. On November 27 (December 10) the All-Russia Committee for Elections to the Constituent Assembly requested members of the Constituent Assembly who had been returned by several areas to present a written statement indicating the area for which they accepted election. Having been elected by several areas, Lenin, too, presented such a statement. (See also Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 50, Document 23.)