V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on July 11, 1919
Published: First published in Pravda No. 53, February 23, 1933. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1976], Moscow, Volume 35, page 407.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Presidium of the Metalworkers’ Congress, Tula
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I welcome with all my heart the decision of the Tula Metalworkers’ Congress to increase tenfold the output of arms, etc.[1] Please inform me monthly, by post or by messenger, exactly what actual successes are being achieved on all your decisions.



[1] In its telegram to Lenin of July 11, 1919, the Presidium of the Tula Gubernia Metalworkers’ Congress declared that the Congress had voted for a tenfold increase in arms output (underlined twice by Lenin), the military training of all workers and the forming of reserve workers’ regiments that would be ready at any minute to go into action against the whiteguards. The Presidium asked Lenin to convey to the Council of People’s Commissars “the __PRINTERS_P_611_COMMENT__ 39*   metalworkers’ socialist pledge to die or conquer all imperialists of this country and from abroad”.

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