Written: Written on October 80 (November 12), 1917
Published: First published in 1942. Printed from the original in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 43a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
Public Domain: Lenin Internet Archive. You may freely copy, distribute, display and perform this work, as well as make derivative and commercial works. Please credit “Marxists Internet Archive” as your source.
Other Formats: Text • README
Please take all steps for immediate execution.
V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
 Lenin’s instruction was written on an order to the Red Guard Staff issued by the Military Revolutionary Committee of the Petrograd Soviet. The order gave instructions for petrol, four artillery batteries, three motorcars, field telephones and cyclists or motorcyclists to be dispatched to the Pulkovo headquarters at positions near Tsarskoye Selo.
The order called for the dispatch of petrol, a motorcar, two artillery batteries, sappers for trench-digging, motorcycle or bicycle messengers and maps of the locality, to the Staff of the Izmailovo Regiment on the main road to Moscow. The Military Revolutionary Committee proposed also that “a joint staff for the operation as a whole” should be set up and food supplies organised for the Red Guard.