First published in 1934 in Proletarskaya Revolutsia No. 3.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 370.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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October 20, 1918
Extremely surprised and concerned at the delay in taking the Izhevsk and Votkinsk Works. Please adopt the most energetic measures to hasten this. Telegraph what precisely you have undertaken.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars
 The telegram is also signed by Y. M. Sverdlov, Chairman of the All-Russia C.E.C.—Ed.
 Reference is to the suppression of the whiteguard and S.R. revolt at the Izhevsk and Votkinsk Works (Vyatka Gubernia). The rebels took over Izhevsk and Votkinsk in August 1918. The two towns were liberated by Soviet troops on November 7 and 12, 1918.