First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 408.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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July 17, 1919
Revolutionary Military Council, Eastern Front
Congratulations on your victories.
Special measures should be taken: first, to prevent the Urals workers from pilfering arms, so that they don’t get involved in harmful guerrilla warfare and, secondly, to prevent the Siberian partisan spirit from demoralising our troops.
Telegraph your opinion, also inform me whether you are working well with the new Commander of the Front, and in more detail about Bashkir affairs.
 Lenin refers to the following decisive victories over the whiteguard forces in the struggle for the liberation of the Urals: the capture of the town of Zlatoust by the 5th Army (July 13, 1919) and the capture of the town of Ekaterinburg (now Sverdlovsk) by the 2nd Army on July 14, 1919.
The new Commander of the Forces of the Eastern Front appointed on July 13, 1919 was Mikhail Frunze.
 Lenin refers to Krzhizhanovsky’s article “Zadachi elektrifikatsii promyshlennosti” (“Tasks of the Electrification of Industry”), a condensed version of which was published in Pravda No. 20 on January 30, 1920.