Written: Written on June 9, 1919
Published: First published in Pravda No. 21, January 21, 1937. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 395.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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The same directive
to be issued through
the Central Committee
Lashevich, Yurenev, Gusev, Rozengolts,
Revolutionary Military Council, Eastern Front
Serious worsening of the situation near Petrograd and the break-through in the South oblige us again and again to take troops from your front. We cannot do otherwise. You must go over to more revolutionary forms of military work, cutting through the usual methods. Mobilise in the front-line area everyone between 18 and 45 en masse, give them the task of capturing the nearest big works like Motovilikha, Minyar, promising to let them go when they have captured these places, assigning two or three men per rifle, calling on them to drive Kolchak out of the Urals. Mobilise 75 per cent of members of the Party and the trade unions. There is no other way out, you must go over to revolutionary methods. Discuss in part with Kamenev how to carry this out, and reply what you are undertaking.