Published on October 21, 1924 in Krasnaya Gazeta No. 241.
Printed from the newspaper text.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 36, page 515.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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The whiteguard offensive is clearly a manoeuvre to reduce our pressure in the South. Beat off the enemy, strike at Yamburg and Gdov. Mobilise office staff for the front. Close down nine-tenths of the departments. Mobilisation of all our forces for the front has never yet been carried out anywhere, although much has been written about it, and there are circular letters and a resolution of the Central Committee. You must drive them off in time so as to resume your help to the South.
 A possible reference to the resolution of the Plenary Meeting of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) on September 21 and 26, 1919, on the mobilisation of Communists and the dispatch of the best members of the Party and the working class to the Southern Front; a circular issued by the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) as a follow up to the September decisions stating the need to gear the whole state apparatus to the defeat of the Denikin army; and a letter of the Central Committee of the R.C.P.(B.) to the Moscow, Kaluga, Tula, and Ryazan gubernia, and the Sychov, Gzhatsk, Vyazma and Yukhnov uyezd Party committees.