Written: Written on August 9, 1919
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 416.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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The Political Bureau of the Central Committee requests that the Central Committee’s directive be communicated to all responsible workers: to hold out to the last, defending Odessa and Kiev, the communications between them and their communications with us to the last drop of blood. This is a question of the fate of the whole revolution. Remember that our help is not far off.
For the Political Bureau of the Central Committee,