Written: Written on February 19, 1918
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the text of N. P. Gorbunov’s notes.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 329.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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To Urban, Chairman of the Drissa Soviet of Deputies
Offer resistance where it is possible. Evacuate all valuables and foodstuff’s. Destroy all the rest. Leave nothing to the enemy. Take up the railway lines—two versts out of every ten. Blow up the bridges.
 Kursky, D. I. (1874–1932)—member of the Bolshevik Party from 1904, People’s Commissar for Justice of the R.S.F.S.R., 1918–28.