V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on November 7, 1918
Published: First published in 1928 in Grazhdanskaya voina, 1918–1921. Vol. I. Sent to Vyatskiye Polyany. Printed from the text of the telegraph form.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 161b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I greet the valiant Red Army troops who captured Izhevsk. Congratulations on the anniversary of the revolution. Long live the socialist Red Army![1]



[1] Lenin attached great importance to the suppression of the whiteguard-S.R. revolt in Izhevsk and the liberation of the town. At the beginning of November 1918, in a talk with S. I. Gusev, member of the Revolutionary Military Council of the 2nd Army, he expressed the hope that Izhevsk would be liberated by the first anniversary of the October Revolution, and asked that this message should be transmitted to the Red Army men. On November  7, troops of the division commanded by V. M. Azin stormed and captured the town and the small arms factory.

Lenin’s telegram is in reply to the report on the liberation of Izhevsk received from the Eastern Front. It was read out to the Red Army men who took part in the liberation of the town.

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