First published on February 23, 1938, in Pravda No. 53.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 267a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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19. VII. 1919
Revolutionary Military Council, Eastern Front
On my behalf please congratulate the 2nd and 5th armies on their victories. Concrete measures against the guerrilla methods should be discussed in detail with political workers and carried out. Report results.
Chairman, Council of Defence
 Lenin is referring to the capture of Zlatoust by the 5th Army (July 13, 1919), and of Ekaterinburg (now Sverdlovsk) by the 2nd Army on July 14, 1919.