Written: Written on June 21, 1919
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the text in Sklyansky’s handwriting.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 257b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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R.M.C., Southern Front
I have just learned from railwaymen that there has been no railway connection with Tsaritsyn since the 18th. The last station, they say, is Log. Is this true? If it is, why did you conceal it and not report? What measures have been taken to restore the situation? Have you given the 10th Army sufficient reinforcements, cartridges and shells? If insufficient, are you now giving these and by what route? The 10th Army complains of a shortage. I draw your attention again and again to the extremely great importance of Tsaritsyn. Has a directive been given not to surrender Tsaritsyn? Are you keeping to it decidedly, or is there a different opinion? Reply precisely and urgently.