Written: Written on October 22, 1919
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 300c-301a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I think the request should be granted and a decision taken that either the Commander-in-Chief should be called in personally, or the draft directives sent to him for his urgent opinion. The Commander-in-Chief to be informed about this in writing.
 Written on a report from Commander-in-Chief S. S. Kamenev asking that drafts of governmental directives on operational matters should first be submitted for consideration to the Supreme Command. The document bears the following notes: “I agree. Only notice should be given not in the name of the Central Committee, but in the name of the Chairman of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic. = N. Krestinsky, L. Kamenev.” = “I agree with the request of the Commander-in-Chief. M. Kalinin.”