Written: Written in April 1919
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 222a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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It is to be understood for what it is—a decision of the C.C. This is wartime. All must be where things are most difficult.
 Written at a time when Communists were being mobilised for the struggle against Kolchak, this note is a reply to Kostelovskaya, a Party member. She asked how she was to understand her appointment to the Eastern Front as the head of the Political Department of the 2nd Army.