First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 314c.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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10. XII. 1919
Orgbureau of the C.C.
In my opinion, Frunze asks too much. We must first capture the whole of the Ukraine, Turkestan can wait and make the best of it for a time.
 In a conversation by direct line with members of the Turkestan Commission, Frunze said: “The refusal to send top-level political workers is due to the big demands of the Southern Front and the Ukraine.... By our efforts we have succeeded in getting... a few people for both the political and the technical jobs.” = (M. V. Frunze na frontakh grazhdanskoi voiny. Sbornik dokumentov, Moscow, 1941, p. 259.)