Written: Written on October 3, 1920
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 441c.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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It should not be given at all, in my opinion, for Headquarters of the R.M.C. of the Western Front can (and should) be accommodated in other buildings, even if a bit crowded.
 This note was written on a copy of a telegram dated October 2, 1920, from E. M. Sklyansky, Deputy Chairman of the Revolutionary Military Council, and M. F. Vladimirsky, Deputy People’s Commissar for Internal Affairs, sent to the Revolutionary Military Council of the Western Front in Minsk, stating that “Smolensk University can be occupied only after the premises offered by the Executive Committee have been utilised”.
On this subject see also the present volume, Document 741.