Written: Written on May 30, 1919
Published: First published in part in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Published in full in 1956 in the book: V. I. Lenin, Voyennaya perepiska, Moscow. Printed from the typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 238b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Mezhlauk and Comrade Voroshilov
A reply cannot be given before contacting Trotsky, whom Sklyansky is informing by telegraph.
I confirm that reinforcements must be given to the troops of the Southern Front without waiting for uniforms or arms, as our Southern Front will see to that. I have many times pointed out the catastrophic urgency of this matter, but from you I have no exact information on the actual number of reinforcements supplied by you to the Southern Front.