Written: Written on May 2, 1918
Published: First published in 1927 in the book: Rabochii klass Urala v gody voiny i revolyutsii (The Working Class of the Urals in the Years of War and Revolution), Vol. III, Sverdlovsk. Printed from the Original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 83b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Rumours about the denationalisation of the Bogoslovsk district are stupid nonsense.
 This telegram is in reply to one from Ekaterinburg dated April 30, 1918, from the Regional Board of Nationalised Enterprises, reporting that rumours were current about the denationalisation of the Bogoslovsk mining district. Lenin attached great importance to the speedy exposure of these false rumours which could mislead the working masses. On the telegram from Ekaterinburg, Lenin wrote the following note: “Received 2/V.1918 at 7 p.m. I demand investigation into the reason for two days’ delay. Lenin.”