First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 288c.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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4. X. 1919
Revolutionary Council, South-Eastern Front
Shorin is cheating, keeping Budyonny for himself and in general not showing any energy in assisting the troops of the Southern Front. You will be wholly responsible for putting an end to this scandalous situation, which is tantamount to treachery. Telegraph in detail what actual measures of serious assistance and serious control over their fulfilment you are adopting, and with what success.