V. I. Lenin

Extract From Direct-Line Talk
Between V. I. Lenin And J. V. Stalin

Discussed: 20 November, 1920 or earlier.
First Published: November 20, 1920 or earlier First published In t945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV Published according to the text of the telegraph tape
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, 4th English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1965, Volume 31, page 407
Translated: Julius Katzer
Transcription\HTML Markup: David Walters & R. Cymbala
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I can give no reply without convening the Political Bureau. I advise that you immediately submit a concrete proposal and at once table it for the Political Bureau, or act independently on the basis of the powers conferred on Stalin, or else expedite your coming to Moscow to settle the entire Caucasus question as a whole. In any case, the bringing up of reinforcements should be intensified and speeded up. Communicate your exact opinion.