Written: Written on August 12, 1918
Published: First published (in facsimile) in 1930 in Grazhdanskaya voina. 1918–1921, Vol. III. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 129c-130a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Gubernia Executive Committee
I received your telegram on the suppression of the kulak revolt. One must strike while the iron is hot, and for this purpose utilise the suppression of the kulaks for ruthlessly suppressing grain-profiteers everywhere, for confiscating grain from the big rich, and for mass mobilisation of the poor peasants who are being provided with grain. Telegraph fulfilment. The power of the poor peasants in the front-line area must be reinforced and made good.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars.