Written: Written on September 12, 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 282b-283a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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... The Revolutionary Military Council failed to pay due attention to the reconnaissance report, and the Southern Front Commander declared it to be a trifle, saying that even if the Cossacks did break through, they would be caught in a trap.
...As a result of all this, about 290 trucks of Clothing and Equipment Depot property were left behind in Kozlov and plundered by the Cossacks and population.
In view of this I consider it necessary to insist on a thoroughly detailed investigation of the process of evacuation of the institutions of the Southern Front Headquarters, and particularly the Clothing and Equipment Depot, to be carried out by a commission consisting of representatives of the Revolutionary Tribunal of the Republic, the Council of Defence, and the People’s Commissariat for State Control.
and the Central Committee
I think the investigation should be instituted through the Vecheka.
 Written on a covering letter dated September 12, 1910, from A. K. Paikes, Deputy People’s Commissar for State Control, accompanying the report of K. F. Martinovich, Chief Controller of the Southern Front, concerning the evacuation of Southern Front Headquarters from the town of Kozlov.