Written: Written on June 20, 1919
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 54. Sent to Tver. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 257a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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The right to vote must be given only to uyezd delegates in strict accordance with the Constitution. I shall get in touch at once with the Presidium of the Central Executive Committee. You should both remain until complete quiet is restored and the whole work is running smoothly.
 In a telegram on June 20, 1919, V. I. Nevsky and L. S. Sosnovsky reported from Tver that the strike was at an end and all enterprises were resuming work. They wrote that, over and above the delegates constitutionally elected by the uyezd congresses for the forthcoming Gubernia Congress of Soviets, the Gubernia Executive Committee had invited an extra delegate from each volost for the purpose of strengthening ties with the countryside. The Gubernia Congress of Soviets decided to ask the C.E.C. to grant the volost delegates the right to vote. Nevsky and Sosnovsky objected to this, stressing that 80 per cent of the volost delegates were non-Party, predominantly kulak elements, and they asked Lenin to reply urgently.
The telegraph form on which Lenin’s telegram was written bears a note by him: “Files.”