V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on September 5, 1919
Published: First published in 1932 in Grazhdanskaya voina y Bashkirii. Vospominania uchastnikov, Ufa. Printed from the typewritten text signed by V. I. Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, [1976], Moscow, Volume 35, page 419.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Bashkir Revolutionary Committee
Copy to Comrade Validov

Now that the decisive victories of the Red Army in the East have assured the free development of the Bashkir people, the decision of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic to transfer some Bashkir units to Petrograd acquires exceptional political importance. The predatory imperialists will see that the awakened peoples of the East have risen to defend the centres of the proletarian revolution. At the same time close contact between the armed Bashkirs and the workers of Petrograd will ensure close ties and mutual respect in the spirit of communism. I express my profound conviction that the Revolutionary Committee of the Bashkir Republic, and all advanced Bashkir comrades, will make every effort to ensure that the transfer of the Bashkir units takes place in the shortest possible time and with the least possible burdening of the railways. Please transmit fraternal greetings to the Bashkir Red Army men.

Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars


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