Written: Written on May 5, 1919
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 223b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Antonov and Podvoisky
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The Central Committee of the Party imposes a stern reprimand on Antonov and Podvoisky for having done absolutely nothing serious to liberate the Donets Basin, despite their promises and repeated insistent demands, The C.C. orders that the most strenuous efforts be made and warns that otherwise it will bring them before a Party court.
On behalf of the Central Committee,
Sent 5/V. 2.37 hours
 Followed by the signatures of Stalin and Krestinsky in Lenin’s handwriting.—Ed.