V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on June 16, 1919
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 50. Printed from the decoded text.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 253c-254a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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According to information from the sailors who captured Krasnaya Gorka, an English naval force of twenty-three vessels from Libau is expected to reach Kronstadt today,   the 16th. I trust you have taken all measures. Send me a map of the front.[1]



[1] The counter-revolutionary mutiny at Fort Krasnaya Gorka, which broke out during the night of June 12, 1919, was put down during the night of June 15. Fort Seraya Loshad, which had joined the rebels, also fell during the day of June 16. Only a few hours before the mutiny was suppressed, the Soviet command received information that a British naval force of 23 ships had set out from Libau to aid the Krasnaya Gorka mutineers. In view of the   fact, however, that the Soviet fleet dominated the sea approaches to Petrograd, the British command did not venture to begin large-scale operations and was compelled to limit the activities of its squadron to isolated actions.

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