Written: Written on June 11, 1918
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 102c-103a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I do not remember giving permission for contacts with Omsk.
I shall make inquiries of Podbelsky.
I advise you to make no transactions, direct or indirect, with the Omsk counter-revolutionaries.
 After the capture of Omsk by Czech and Russian whiteguards on June 7, 1918, a Siberian whiteguard puppet government was set up there with the assistance of the interventionists. It consisted in the main of Socialist-Revolutionaries, with Mensheviks and Constitutional-Democrats participating. Behind a screen of democratic phrases it pursued a counter-revolutionary policy, paving the way for the transition to an open military dictatorship of the bourgeoisie and landowners.
G. Y. Zinoviev’s inquiry concerned the purchase of grain in Omsk for Petrograd.