V. I. Lenin

Draft Decision Of The C.C. R.C.P. (B.)

On The Petrograd Front

Written:10 June, 1919
First Published: First two points published in 1941; First published in full in the Fourth (Russian) Edition of the Collected Works; Published according to the manuscript
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, 4th English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1972 Volume 29, page 407
Translated: George Hanna
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Copyleft: V. I. Lenin Internet Archive (www.marx.org) 2002; Permission is granted to copy and/or distribute this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

The C.C. resolves:

(1) to recognise the priority importance of the Petrograd Front and to be guided by this in allocating troops, etc.;

(2) to dispatch two-thirds of the division withdrawn from the Eastern Front to Petrograd and one-third to the Southern Front;

(3) to instruct the Organising Bureau to adopt the most rigorous emergency measures to step up the removal of Communists from work in the Soviets (central and local) and their transfer to war work, especially in the hinterland and directly behind the front line (combating desertion, army supplies, stores, accelerating mobilisation, etc.);

(4) a similar instruction is given the Council of Defence and the Council of People’s Commissars.