Written: Written on March 10, 1921
Published: First published in Pravda Gruzii No. 13, March 17, 1921. Printed from the newspaper text collated with a typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 479.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Copy to R.M.C., Caucasus Front
Copy to the Revolutionary Committee of Georgia
Copy to Comrade Orjonikidze
In view of the fact that units of the 11th Army are on the territory of Georgia, you are instructed to establish complete contact with the Revolutionary Committee of Georgia and to abide strictly by the directives of the Revolutionary Committee, undertaking no measures which might affect the interests of the local population, without co-ordinating them with the Georgian Revolutionary Committee; to observe particular respect for the sovereign bodies of Georgia; to display particular attention and caution in regard to the Georgian population. Issue the appropriate directive at once to all army institutions, including the Special Department. Hold to account all who infringe this directive. Inform us of every case of such infringement, or of even the least friction and misunderstanding with the local population.
Chairman, Defence Council