First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51.
Printed from the typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 271a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Trotsky, Chairman, Revolutionary Military Council
While in the Ukraine, you, of course, ascertained the position there. Please report the state of the troops, their capacity to offer resistance to Denikin, whether, at last, really serious measures have been taken there, whether they are capable of defending themselves, whether they are giving systematic instruction to the workers and peasants about a secret organisation in Denikin-occupied localities, particularly an organisation in his troops, as also mobilisation of Ukrainians, and whether the Ukrainian Communists realise the full gravity of the situation.
July 29, 1919