Written: Written in April, not earlier than 21, 1918
Published: First published in part in 1940 in the journal Bolshevik No. 3. Published in full in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 80b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Vinogradov, Gubernia Executive Committee
People’s Commissar Tsyurupa has shown me your telegram to him of 21. IV. No. 1192, in which you refer to an order of the central Soviet authorities as being absurd.
I officially reprimand you for this and state that if you do not withdraw such an impermissible expression, I shall raise the question of your being brought before the court, for if we are conscientious in teaching discipline to workers and peasants, we are obliged to begin with ourselves.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars