Written: Written on August 19, 1920
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 418c-419a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Smilga for Radek
We shall take your considerations into account. Since you are going to see Dzerzhinsky, please insist on ruthless crushing of the landowners and kulaks as quickly and energetically as possible, as also on real help for the peasants by giving them land and forests of the Polish gentry. Report in more detail, check locally.