V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on October 10, 1920
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 444b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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In code

Trotsky only

In view of the whole situation on the Polish front and in connection with it, particularly following my night conversation with Joffe, who energetically assures us of his own, and our military expert’s, conviction that the Poles, in point of fact, will not be able to prevent the armistice (by threatening a break, Joffe compelled the Poles to abandon the demand for a definite amount of gold. Joffe says: the Poles are afraid of a break even more than we are), the Politbureau of the Central Committee instructs the military authorities to incur a certain amount of risk and take some units from the South-Western Front for the speediest and surest liquidation of Wrangel.

On behalf of the Politbureau,


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