Written: Written on July 29, 1921
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth (Russian) Ed., Vol. 53. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, page 233b.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Trotsky and other members of the Politbureau must be urgently asked. I am inclined to agree provided strict conditions are worked out and the moment put off.
 Written on a report from I. S. Unschlicht, Deputy Chairman of the All-Russia Cheka, who proposed that in order to demoralise the whiteguard troops interned in Poland and Czechoslovakia, on which S. V. Petlyura and B. V. Savinkov pinned their military hopes, an amnesty should be extended to all interned soldiers, provided that they abided by certain conditions and limitations. This proposal was adopted by the Politbureau of the R.C.P.(B.) Central Committee.