First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 266c.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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18. VII. 1919
R.M.C., Western Front
Your request will be discussed by the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic. Sklyansky says that if more is to be taken from the Eastern Front, then it should be for the Southern Front. Tomorrow Smilga and the Commander-in-Chief arrive from the Southern Front.
 Lenin marked off the text of the telegram and wrote in the margin: “In code.”—Ed.
 The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic at that time was S. S. Kamenev.