First published in 1931 in Lenin Miscellany XVIII.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 350.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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August 10, 1918
Gubernia Executive Committee
Have received your telegram, passed it on to Sverdlov and reached agreement with him.
All measures will be taken.
Essential to crush the kulak rising with the greatest energy, speed and ruthlessness, drawing part of the troops from Penza, confiscating all the property of the rebel kulaks and all their grain. Telegraph more frequently how this is going.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars