V. I.   Lenin


To:   G. V. CHICHERIN[1]

Written: Written on October 25, 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 454a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Chicherin,

An official Note must certainly be sent on this and all similar cases.

Circularise all representatives of the R.S.F.S.R. abroad to this effect.




[1] Written in connection with a secret agreement between the bourgeois Latvian Government and agents of Wrangel for a joint attack against Soviet Russia. On September 26, 1920, when Count von Palen, a well-known agent of Wrangel’s, was crossing the German frontier, letters were taken from him addressed to Savinkov, Wrangel’s agent in Warsaw. These letters reported that a secret meeting had taken place in Riga between a representative of Savinkov and representatives of the Latvian Government and Supreme Command of the Latvian army, at which agreement was reached on joint action with Wrangel aimed at overthrowing the Soviet Government and re-establishing a single indivisible Russia, in return for which Wrangel promised independence for Poland and Latvia. The confiscated letters also reported that soldiers for Wrangel’s army were being recruited in Latvia, that a recruiting office receiving financial support from Savinkov was operating almost openly in Riga and transporting soldiers on Latvian steamships.

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