Written: Written on October 24, 1918
Published: First published in 1936 in the journal Partrabotnik (Stalingrad) No. 16–17. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 157b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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3 addresses: Sytin, Kozlov
We are receiving desperate telegrams from Voroshilov about non-receipt of shells and cartridges despite his repeated demands and insistence.
Have this checked immediately, take the most urgent measures to meet his demands and notify us what has been done. Give names of persons responsible for fulfilment.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars
 The document is signed also by Y. M. Sverdlov, Chairman of the All-Russia Central Executive Committee. He wrote the sentence “Give names of persons responsible for fulfilment”.—Ed.