Written: Written on February 10, 1920
Published: First published in part in 1929 in the book: K. Y. Voroshilov, Stalin i Krasnaya Armia (Stalin and the Red Army), Moscow-Leningrad. Published in full in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51. Printed from the decoded text of the telegraph tape.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 340a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Ukrainian Revolutionary Committee
I am still hopeful that after your talks with Tukhachevsky and the removal of Sokolnikov, things will adjust themselves without your transference. Therefore, for the time being, we are not notifying Smilga. Be sure to inform me in good time and in detail by code or by telephone from Kharkov. I consider it most important that the troops disengaged after the capture of Odessa should not be kept on the Dniester, but moved to the Western Front as a safeguard against the Poles. Let me know your opinion.