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 249b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Representatives of the Bashkirs have visited me; they ask for their troops to be sent to the east and not to the south. In the east, in their home territory, they say, they can help capture Chelyabinsk quickly, as the Kirghizes, too, will go with them; but in the south they are powerless and fear they will achieve nothing. I very much ask you to weigh these arguments, which in my opinion are serious.
Make Sokolnikov hurry with suppression of the revolt. We are giving Natsarenus to the south. Podbelsky is working well in Tambov Gubernia, where he has roused the Army Procurements Department and is procuring 20,000 pairs of top-boots.