Written: Written on June 6, 1919
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 248b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Yefremov, Member of R.M.C. 10
It was not at all a question of illegal organisations and by no means of leaving it. I am surprised that such a strange idea could have entered your head. The question was that of total mobilisation of all Tsaritsyn workers and of using all methods of revolutionary, most energetic war with especially stern purging of the rear. Telegraph precisely what urgent measures you are adopting.
 Apparently, this refers to Lenin’s telegram to D. I. Yefremov dated May 30, 1919 (see present edition, Vol. 35, Document 202). —Ed.