First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 347b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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27. II. 1920
Fleet Commander Raskolnikov
Copy to Kirov, R.M.C. 11
Copy to the Astrakhan Gubernia Committee of the R.C.P.
Every effort must be made, without losing a single hour, and taking the maximum precautions, to transport all the oil from Guriev at first open water. Reply immediately whether all measures have been taken, how prepared you are, what are the prospects, whether the best people have been appointed, and who is responsible for ensuring safe transport by sea.