First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 170b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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12. XII. 1918
or present whereabouts
Astrakhan wires re necessity of stepping up work by the flotilla in view of the uprising of the Bolsheviks in Georgia and the highly dangerous menace of a British advance. Would you not find it useful if Raskolnikov, who for some reason is hanging around in Moscow, were sent to Astrakhan?
 The Astrakhan-Caspian naval flotilla.—Ed.