V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on July 19, 1918
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 119b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I did not reply to the second telegram because such an appointment does not depend on me, and in general it is hardly possible, as it upsets the whole order of things.[1]

The Czechoslovak (and kulak) danger is so grave that I think you ought to make (and Trotsky will probably agree) a tour of the Western and Southern (German) fronts, etc., to speed up the transference of troops from there to the Czechoslovak front.


[1] Podvoisky had proposed taking upon himself the leadership in suppressing the Czechoslovak revolt and counter-revolutionary actions in the Volga area and the Urals.

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