Written: Written on June 6, 1919
Published: First published on February 23, 1933, in Pravda No. 53. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 249c-250a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Revolutionary Military Council, Eastern Front
The situation in the south is so grave that it is unlikely that we shall be able to give you reinforcements. You will have to make a drive on mobilisation, sometimes total, in the front-line area, on local army procurements and the collection of rifles from the population. Shoot those guilty of concealing rifles. I consider the greatest danger is a possible movement by Kolchak against Vyatka for a break-through to Petrograd. Pay the most serious attention to this, send information more often about the front at Glazov. Sklyansky and I are sending reinforcements there, although Muralov is oddly silent and does not himself ask for reinforcements.