Written: Written on April 24, 1919
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 216b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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It is necessary at all costs to put down the revolt quickly, once and for all. Beloborodov has been sent from the Central Committee. I fear you are making a mistake in not applying severe measures, but if you are absolutely convinced that there are not enough forces for dealing with it summarily, then wire immediately and in detail. What about promising an amnesty and at that price completely disarming them? Reply at once. We are sending trainees of two more commanders’ courses.