Written: Written on May 19, 1919
Published: First published in 1934 in Proletarskaya Revolutsia No. 3. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 390.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Member, Revolutionary Military Council, Southern Front
The offensive against Petrograd multiplies tenfold the peril, and the extreme necessity of suppressing the revolt immediately, at all costs. Telegraph how things are going— has the division which was landed got to work at last, are the Voronezh and Tambov Communists who were sent you arriving, do you need more reinforcements, and of what sort?—in as much detail and as frequently as possible. Delays are extraordinarily dangerous.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars