V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on February 14, 1918
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 63c-64a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Governmental. Secret

People’s Government of Finland

I request you immediately to obtain information from Centrobalt regarding the arrival of Swedish cruisers at Öland and the landing of troops by the Swedes. Be so kind as to let me know by telegraph as quickly as possible what information the Finnish Workers’ Government has about   this and what its attitude is to this whole matter and to the intervention of Swedish armed forces.[1]

Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars


[1] The revolutionary People’s Government of Finland sent a protest to the Swedish Government in connection with the landing of their troops on the Aland Islands. Sweden shortly withdrew her troops from the islands. In mid-March 1918, German troops were landed there and were used by the German Government to fight against the Finnish revolution.

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