V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on May 30, 1920
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 378b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Chicherin,

Be sure to take advantage of Comrade Stalin’s presence in Moscow (for 2 or 3 days) to have a talk personally with him and to collect (at once and after his journey, that is, to have more sent from the front) all material concerning British help for Wrangel.

Carefully collect it all and publish it within a week or two with a calm (without any abuse) Note of protest, showing that Britain deviated from the truth.[1]


P.S. I have sent Bukharin (for you, too) my letter to the British workers. Ring up Bukharin.


[1] On June 11, 1920, G. V. Chicherin, People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs, sent a Soviet Government Note to the British Government addressed to the Foreign Secretary Lord Curzon, containing facts about the aid given by the British Government to the whiteguard General Wrangel. The Note stated that Wrangel himself, in an army order issued on May 6, “openly and explicitly mentions the diplomatic intervention of Great Britain on his behalf as a means of keeping his hold on the Crimea and mounting a new attack against Soviet Russia”. = This Note was published on June 13, 1920, in Izvestia No. 127. On this subject, see also Lenin’s letter to Chicherin of June 11, 1920 (see this volume, Document 609).

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