First published in 1926 in Voyenny Vestnik No. 3.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 385.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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May 2, 1919
I express my very deepest gratitude and appreciation to the comrades of the 2nd Ukrainian Soviet Army for the tank sent as a present.
This gift is dear to all of us, dear to the workers and peasants of Russia, as evidence of the heroism of their Ukrainian brothers, and is dear also because it bears witness to the complete collapse of the Entente which seemed so strong.
Best greetings and the warmest good wishes for success to the workers and peasants of the Ukraine and the Ukrainian Red Army.
V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
Chairman, Defence Council
 The war trophies captured by the Red Army on the Southern Front included several French tanks. The Command of the 2nd Ukrainian Soviet Army sent one of them to Lenin as a gift, accompanying it with a loiter of welcome.