First published on January 20, 1929, in Krasnaya Zvezda No. 17.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 232a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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20. V. 1919
Mezhlauk, Deputy People’s Commissar for Military Affairs
Report regularly twice weekly in code what you are doing to liberate the Donets Basin. I fear your energy is already flagging, and yet it is absolutely essential that Kharkov strain every effort in order quickly and resolutely to finish the job.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars