Written: Written on December 15, 1919
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 316c-317a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Revolutionary Military Council
Congratulations on the capture of Novonikolayevsk. See that the Kuznetsk area and coal are seized intact. Remember, it will be a crime to forge too far ahead in the East, when it is necessary with vigorous energy....
Inform me of the hour of receipt of this telegram.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars
 The rest of the telegram has not been deciphered.—Ed.