V. I.   Lenin

Telephone Message to
The Executive Commission of the Petrograd Committee and to All District Committees of the Bolshevik Party[1]

Published: First published in 1962 in the Fifth Russian Edition of the Collected Works, Volume 35. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 59c-60a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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21(8).II.1918. 12.20 p. m.

In accordance with decisions of the Petrograd Soviet to be passed this evening, we advise you, without losing an hour, to rally all the workers in order to organise tens   of thousands of workers and get all the bourgeoisie, everyone of them to a man, under the control of these workers, to dig trenches outside the city. This is the only hope for the revolution. The revolution is in danger. The line of trenches will be marked out by the military. Prepare the implements, most important of all organise and mobilise one and all.



[1] This telephone message, printed from Lenin’s manuscript, found its way into the Central Party Archives of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the C.C. of the C.P.S.U. in 1948.

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