First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 339a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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7. II. 1920
Your resignation unacceptable. You must learn to work together with Arzhanov at all costs. This is possible if you won’t be obstinate. Report the slightest friction to me. Arzhanov is appointed temporarily.
 S. T. Kovylkin was at that time head of the South-Eastern Railway. M. M. Arzhanov, Chief of the Central Board of Military Communications of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic, was sent to Saratov to speed up the movement of troops to the Southern Front.