First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 291a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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13. X. 1919
Smirnov, Revolutionary Military Council 5
Frunze, Commander of the Turkestan Front
Directive of the C.C.: all fronts to be robbed in favour of the Southern. Consider extra-urgent measures, for example, speedy mobilisation of local workers and peasants, to replace your units that can be sent to the Southern Front. The situation there is menacing. Telegraph in detail in code.
Chairman, Council of Defence
 Lenin marked off the text of the telegram from the words “all fronts to be robbed” to “The situation there is menacing” and wrote in the margin: “In code.”—Ed.