First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 247b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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5. VI. 1919
I am referring the question of Natsarenus to the Central Committee. It must be borne in mind that there has been a huge deterioration in the south, threatening catastrophe. They are disastrously understaffed there, while you have enough and to spare. I have informed Chicherin. I have no objection, of course, to your orders to shoot back.
 On June 6, 1919, the Political Bureau of the C.C., R.C.P.(B.) passed a decision to transfer S. P. Natsarenus to the Ukraine. In this connection the following telegram was sent to Stalin: “Politbureau of C.C. has decided, in view of the extreme necessity of immediately effecting unity of command in the Ukraine, to appoint Natsarenus a member of the Revolutionary Military Council of the 14th Army, formerly the 2nd Ukrainian Army. Lenin, Krestinsky, Kamenev.” (Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 50, p. 490.)
 This refers to repulsing Finnish whiteguards who were making attacks on the Soviet frontier.