Written: Written on September 23, 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 434a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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2) The limit of territorial concessions on our part can be the frontier along the river Shara, the Oginsky Canal, the rivers Yaselda and Styr and further along the state frontier between Russia and Eastern Galicia. Shifting our frontier still more to the east would create extremely difficult strategic conditions for us, depriving us of such important railway junctions as Baranovichi, Luninets, Sarny and Rovno. Moreover, the state of our armies and the strategic position in general do not call for such a big sacrifice....
This is the frontier—maximum. Adopted in the C.C. It must be repeated exactly.
 Lenin’s note to Chicherin was written on a report from Commander-in-Chief S. S. Kamenev concerning the strategic importance of the new frontier between Soviet Russia and Poland, about which negotiations were then being conducted between representatives of the two countries at the peace conference in Riga.
See also notes 427 and 433.