Written: Written on April 26, 1919
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 217c-218a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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From the report of 23/4 it is evident that the Ardahan and Kars passed from Baku to Guriev with impunity. So the Astrakhan people boastfully promise great victories in the future, but at the same time they let the enemy through to Guriev. This is outrageous and even makes one suspect either treachery or malicious sabotage. We demand from you strictest control, personal checking, careful supervision and utmost vigilance.