First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 165b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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23. XI. 1918
Army Commander Gittis
I am entirely in sympathy with your plan to release prisoners of war, but only a few at a time and exclusively those who have really been won over by our propaganda. Telegraph me at once, if necessary in code, how many prisoners you have, of what nationality, and how many of them have been propagandised.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars