Written: Written on October 15, 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 448b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Give the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic an instruction or, rather, a definite order to achieve rapid and complete liquidation. Let me know what measures have been taken.
Chairman, Council of Defence
 The note to Sklyansky was written on a telegram from A. G. Schlichter, Chairman of the Tambov Gubernia Executive Committee and Chairman of the Gubernia Military Council, who requested that reinforcements be sent to the units of the Red Army operating against bandit groups in Tambov Gubernia.
On October 19, Lenin wrote a note to V. S. Kornev, Commander of the Forces of Internal Security, on the need for the speediest liquidation of the counter-revolutionary outbreak in Tambov Gubernia, and he asked to be informed what measures were being taken (see present volume, Document 727). On October 23 a report was received from Kornev on the measures taken to put down the revolt in Tambov Gubernia.