Written: Written in May, not earlier than 7 and not later than 12, 1920
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51. Printed from the handwritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 374c-375a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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This runs counter to the Central Committee decision. It can have disastrous consequences. On no account is it permitted by the Central Committee. We categorically demand that implementation be stopped and the decision rescinded.
 The telegram is signed also by Trotsky.—Ed.
 This was apparently written in reply to a telegram received from Orjonikidze and Kirov on May 7, 1920, reporting that Georgia was undertaking a number of aggressive measures against Soviet Azerbaijan and that in the peace terms it was absolutely necessary to put forward a demand for the “proclamation of Soviet power in Georgia” (Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51, p. 426).