First published in 1934 in Proletarskaya Revolutsia No. 3.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 243a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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3. VI. 1919
Gusev, Lashevich, Yurenev
Revolutionary Military Council, Eastern Front
Sklyansky has positively promised 16 give ten thousand rifles in the first half of June. Pay the most serious attention to the Orenburg Cossacks and the Bashkirs, for during the previous offensive we behaved stupidly, missed an opportunity, and did not make use of these forces. Mobilise them urgently, send an intelligent, cool, knowledgeable, experienced man there, pay the greatest attention to this and to unflagging, total mobilisation of the entire front-line area and the collection of rifles from the population.