Written: Written on August 19, 1918
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 135b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Regarding your military proposals about forming detachments of instructors, let the military themselves decide this, I am no judge. I only know of the special need of having our own instructors for the workers’ army in view of the complete unreliability of the officers. As regards a monetary award, I agree and will support and put through your decision. It should not be made public.
 This refers to a proposal to reward the first units to enter Kazan and Simbirsk.