Written: Written on August 30, 1919
Published: Published on September 2, 1919, in the newspaper Izvestia of the C.E.C. of the Turkestan Republic of the Russian Soviet Federation and Tashkent Soviet of Workers’, Soldiers’ and Peasants’ Deputies No. 188
Copy to all railwaymen
In view of the forthcoming union of Soviet Russia and Soviet Turkestan, it is essential immediately to strain all efforts for repair of locomotives and rolling-stock. The Council of Defence directs that all forces at depots and repair-shops should be mobilised for this purpose. The victory of the revolution and of the Red Army should be utilised to improve the economic life of Turkestan and Russia. Greetings to Red Turkestan.
Chairman, Council of Defence
 On September 1, 1919, a general meeting of trade unions was held in Tashkent. After hearing Lenin’s telegram, the meeting passed a resolution which stated: “...Red Tashkent, in the name of Red Turkestan, vows to fulfil all the assignments given us by the centre, and the red banner, proudly unfurled over Turkestan, will not falter in the hands of Red Tashkent.” = (Iz istorii grazhdanskoi voiny v SSSR, Vol. 2, 1961, p. 737.)