Written: Written on January 17, 1920
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 332b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I request Comrade Frunze, in accordance with Trotsky’s directives, to develop revolutionary energy for maximum acceleration of the construction of the railway and dispatch of oil. Confirm receipt.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars
 Trotsky’s telegram to Frunze, Commander of the Turkestan Front, gave directives for the deployment of the 4th Army, which had been converted into a labour army for the construction of the Alesandrov-Gai-Emba railway line and the reconstruction of the Krasny Kut-Alesandrov-Gai line to a broad gauge.
On January 19, Frunze signed an order for the construction of the Emba railway line by the 4th Army. __ALESANDROV_COMMENT__ Alexandrov in 1975 (2nd printing).