V. I. Lenin

Telegram To J. V. Stalin

Wired: 22 February, 1920
First Published: First published In 1942; Published according to a typewritten copy
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, 4th English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1965, Volume 30, page 370
Translated: George Hanna
Transcription/HTML Markup: David Walters & Robert Cymbala
Copyleft: V. I. Lenin Internet Archive (www.marx.org) 2002. Permission is granted to copy and/or distribute this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License



February 22

It is essential immediately to arrange for interpreters at all headquarters and army institutions, and make it the duty of all to accept applications and other papers written in Ukrainian. This is absolutely essential—as far as language is concerned there must be every concession and the maxi-mum of equality. I’ll tell you soon about the wages of the railwaymen. I hear you quite well when you speak dis-tinctly so please answer my two telegrams by telephone.