First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 374.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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November 13, 1918
Gubernia Committee of the R.C.P. of Bolsheviks
For the Ukrainians
I have just received from Unecha greetings from the revolutionary soldiers of Germany. I consider it extremely important that you should inform all posts on the Ukrainian border of this by telegraph and, replying on my behalf with gratitude for the greetings of the revolutionary soldiers of Germany, you should appeal to them to help by rapid and resolute action in the liberation of the Ukraine. Let the revolutionary soldiers of Germany complete the glorious German revolution they have begun by arresting the whiteguards in the Ukraine and liberating it.
Long live the revolutionary soldiers of Germany in the Ukraine!
Long live the fraternal alliance between the German Soviet Republic and the Ukrainian Soviet Republic!
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars