V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on March 9, 1920
Published: First published in 1938 in Bolshevik No. 2. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 354b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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No terms whatever with Socialist-Revolutionaries and Mensheviks: either they submit to us unconditionally or they will be arrested.[1]


[1] In the typewritten copy of the telegram this is followed by the words: “On behalf of the Politbureau, Lenin.”—Ed.

[2] Written in reply to a telegram from I. N. Smirnov, Chairman of the Siberian Revolutionary Committee, who reported that the Mensheviks and Socialist-Revolutionaries made it a condition for their participation in the buffer state government (see Note 345) that no territories should be conceded in the Far East. Smirnov wrote: “Communicate your decision directly to Janson in Karakhan’s code and to me at the Siberian Revolutionary Committee.” = On this telegram Lenin wrote the draft of a reply to Smirnov, on which there is a note: “Agreed. N. Krestinsky, L. Kamenev.” At the same time, Lenin sent a telegram to Janson in Irkutsk: “The Mensheviks and Socialist-Revolutionaries must join the buffer state government without any conditions. If they do not submit to us without any conditions they will be arrested.” = (Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51, p. 413.)

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