V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on May 28, 1919
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the typewritten copy with an addition by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 236b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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In code


Directive of the C.C.

Concentrate all forces on the Donets Basin, take all you can from the Western Front, reducing to a minimum all active operations on your Western Front. Send Pyatakov and Bubnov to Kharkov and Ekaterinoslav, for the most complete, energetic mobilisation of workers for the Southern Front on their personal responsibility.[3]



[1] The words “In code”, “Rakovsky, Kiev” are in Lenin’s handwriting.—Ed.

[2] The document was signed also by Krestinsky and Kamenev.—Ed.

[3] On the same day, May 28, 1919, another telegram, signed by Lenin, Krestinsky and Kamenev, was sent by direct line to Rakovsky, Chairman of the Ukrainian Council of People’s Commissars. It contained the full text of the decision adopted by the C.C. of the R.C.P.(B.) and outlined concrete measures for its fulfilment (see Lenin Miscellany XXXIV, p. 153).

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