First published in 1940 in Voyenno-istorichesky zhurnal No. 10.
Printed from a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 461.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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R.M.C., 1st Cavalry Army
Copy to the Southern Front
Copy to L. B. Kamenev
Wrangel is obviously withdrawing his forces. Possibly he is already trying to take refuge in the Crimea. To let him give you the slip would be the greatest crime. The success of the impending blow depends to a considerable degree on the 1st Cavalry Army. We request the R.M.C. of the 1st Cavalry Army to adopt the most heroic measures to accelerate the concentration of this Army.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars
October 24, 1920
 The telegram is also signed by L. D. Trotsky, Chairman of the Revolutionary Military Council.—Ed.