First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 277a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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20. VIII. 1919
Two addresses: R.M.C. 10
Copy to Executive Committee of the German Commune
Marxstadt, formerly Ekaterinenstadt
Harvesting of grain by the peasants is of extreme importance for the Republic. Issue strict orders for the peasants to be protected in every way during harvesting, and shoot without mercy for plundering, violence and illegal requisitions on the part of the troops. Report fulfilment.
Chairman, Council of Defence