Written: Written on June 11, 1919
Published: First published in Pravda No. 53, February 23, 1938. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 397.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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We have to take the division in view of the bad and almost catastrophic situation near Petrograd and in the South. No help for it. We shall hope that, in view of the capture of Ufa, the 5th Army will be able to give up the division without yielding the Belaya River, and that by doubling and redoubling our Party energy we shall together cope with the problem of not letting things go as far as defeat on the Eastern Front.