V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on September 23, 1920
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 434b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Today in code to Joffe on behalf of the C.C. plenum.

For us, the crux of the matter is: first, that we have an armistice in a short time; second, and this is the main thing, that we have a real guarantee of real peace within 10 days. Your task is to ensure this and check on the reality of the guarantee of actual fulfilment. If you do ensure this, give the maximum concessions up to the line along the river Shara, the Oginsky Canal, the rivers Yaselda and Styr and further along the state frontier between Russia and Eastern Galicia. If, however, in spite of all our efforts and concessions this can in no way be ensured, then your only task is to expose the delay of the Poles and definitely prove to us the inevitability of a winter campaign.


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