First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 266b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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17. VII. 1919
R.M.C., Western Front
Lentsman and Peterson from Rezhitsa request me to put a stop to the renaming of former Lettish regiments. I am sending their request to you.
 In a telegram to the Soviet Government of Latvia on July 17, 1919, Lenin wrote: “Please get in touch with Stalin, member of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Western Front, on the question of the change of name.” = (Lenin Miscellany XXXIV, p. 194.) The renaming of the Lettish Division did not take place; it retained its old name—the Lettish Rifle Division.