Written: Written on October 20, 1919
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the text in Sklyansky’s handwriting.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 297b-298a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Have measures been taken to establish secure radio communication between Kharlamov’s group and Headquarters of the 7th Army? Is this communication sufficiently reliable? What about all the other groups? If our help is required, telephone.
 The document hears a note in Sklyansky’s hand: “In code. By direct line at once.”—Ed.
 In accordance with the directive issued on October 17, 1919, by Commander-in-Chief S. S. Kamenev, a striking force under S. D. Kharlamov was organised in the Kolpino-Tosno area. This group was to deliver an attack against the enemy in the Krasnoye Selo-Gatchina direction. At the same time the command of the Western Front planned a general counter-offensive by the 7th and 15th armies. The 7th Army was to continue the attack in the direction of Gatchina-Volosovo-Yamburg, and the 15th Army in the Pskov-Luga area.