Written: Written on May 2, 1919
Published: First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 222b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Rudzutak: I received this on 2.V!!!!! Give them a severe telling-off: a telegram dated 27.IV should have reached me not later than 28.IV. (Send me a signed statement from the guilty parties that they have been reprimanded and warned.)
 This instruction to Rudzutak, Chairman of the Chief Board of Water Transport, was written by Lenin on a telegram from Kazan to the Board. The telegram reported failure to take out several vessels with grain, crude oil and paraffin from Chistopol (Eastern Front), which had been occupied by whiteguard troops, owing to the boats coming under fire from, whiteguard cavalry.