Published in full in the Fourth (Russian) Edition of the Collected Works.
First published, but not in full, in 1930 in Grazhdanskaya voina, 1918–21, Vol. III.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 393.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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May 29, 1919
Gusev, Lashevich, Yurenev
Revolutionary Military Council, Eastern Front
On your insistence Kamenev has been appointed again. If we don’t win the Urals before the winter, I consider that the revolution will inevitably perish. Strain all your energies. Telegraph me in code and in good time about every friction between Kamenev and the Staff. Watch over reinforcements more attentively; mobilise the front-line population en masse; keep your eye on political work. Telegraph me results weekly in code. Read this telegram to Muralov, Smirnov, Rozengolts and all prominent Communists and Petrograd workers. Notify receipt. Pay particular attention to mobilisation of the Orenburg Cossacks. You are responsible for seeing that, units do not get demoralised or depressed. Don’t get carried away by the operations side.
 Reference is to S. S. Kamenev, Commander-in-Chief of the Eastern Front.—Ed.