V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on July 1, 1919
Published: First published in 1940 in Voyenno-Istorichesky Zhurnal No. 10. Printed from the text in Sklyansky’s handwriting.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 259c.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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The development of enemy successes in the area of Nikolayevsk is causing great concern. Report exactly whether you have given sufficient attention to this area. What forces are you concentrating and why are you not speeding up concentration? Urgently report on all the measures you are taking.[1]



[1] In his reply to Lenin on the same day, Frunze wired: “I have devoted and am devoting the most serious attention to the enemy operations on the Urals Front, particularly in the area of Nikolayevsk, in view of the obvious danger of the Kolchak and Denikin fronts linking up on the Volga. Unfortunately, in this sector I have had at my disposal only weak units, completely untrained and often poorly armed forces. All the rest were sent against Kolchak at the time of his offensive against Samara and until now have been engaged in the Ufa direction....” = (Iz istorii grazhdanskoi voiny v SSSR, Vol. 2, 1961, p. 234.) Frunze assured Lenin that Uralsk and the entire northern part of the region would be cleared of whiteguards within 10 to 14 days. On July 11, 1919, the Red Army liberated Uralsk.

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