V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on June 10, 1919
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1976], Moscow, Volume 35, page 396.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Sklyansky,

(1) Without fail at once appoint (and carry through to the end) an investigation into who misinformed yon, minimising the disaster.[1] After all, this is treachery.

(2) All measures must be taken and special attention given to the rapid movement of the 6 regiments from the Eastern Front.

For really it is you, Comrade Sklyansky, who have proved to be responsible for the delay!![2]

Reply to me what exactly you have done on both points.



[1] Reference is to the critical situation in Petrograd.—Ed.

[2] Lenin refers to the criminal delay in fulfilling his instructions on the urgent dispatch of reinforcements to the Petrograd Front.

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