Written: Written on April 15, 1919
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the typewritten text signed by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 211c-212a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars of the Ukraine
Copy to the People’s Commissar for Military Affairs of
In view of the reorganisation of the health resort system in the Republic and in the interests of providing treatment and rest at health resorts for disabled servicemen and workers, exhausted Red Army men and weakened workers from the north, urgent measures must be taken to protect the southern health resorts won back by the Red Army.
Please give immediate orders to chiefs of army units operating in the south of Russia and on the Taurida Peninsula to take the strictest steps to prevent destruction or looting of medical appliances, buildings, inventory, plantations, materials and supplies at the health resorts of southern Russia and the Crimean Peninsula, Odessa, Golaya Pristan, Berdyansk, Moinaki, Saki, Evpatoria, Sevastopol, Balaklava, Yalta, Alupka, Gurzuf, Alushta, Feodosia, Kerch, and others.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars
 The telegram was signed also by N. A. Semashko, People’s Commissar for Health.—Ed.
 This document was apparently drafted in the People’s Commissariat for Health since it was typed on the Commissariat’s notepaper and signed also by People’s Commissar for Health N. A. Semashko.