Written: Written on January 21, 1919
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 189b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Return this to me, please, after writing your opinion.
I think it is an absolute scandal that Vatsetis assigned the three regiments to Narva. Cancel it!!
 Lenin’s instruction to Trotsky was written on the text of a report from Stalin and Dzerzhinsky giving the reasons for the fall of Perm. The report stated that the three regiments intended as reinforcements for the 3rd Army had been reassigned to Narva.