Written: 26 October 1922
First Published: Pravda No. 243, October 27. 1922; Published according to the Pravda text,
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1965, Volume 33, page 382
Translated: David Skvirsky and George Hanna
Transcription\HTML Markup: David Walters & R. Cymbala
Copyleft: V. I. Lenin Internet Archive (www.marx.org) 2002. Permission is granted to copy and/or distribute this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License
To the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Far Eastern Republic, Chita
On the fifth anniversary of the victorious October Revolution the Red Army has taken another decisive step towards completely clearing the territory of the R.S.F.S.R. and of its allied republics of foreign troops of occupation. The capture of Vladivostok by the People’s Revolutionary Army of the Far Eastern Republic unites with the masses of the working people of Russia the Russian citizens who have borne the heavy yoke of Japanese imperialism. I congratulate all the working people of Russia and our val-iant Red Army on this new victory, and I request the Gov-ernment of the Far Eastern Republic to convey to all the workers and peasants in the liberated regions, and in Vladivostok, the greetings of the Council of People’s Commissars of the R.S.F.S.R.
V. Ulyanov (Lenin),
Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars of the R.S.F.S.R.
Moscow, October 26, 1922
 Lenin sent his telegram of greetings to the liberated Primorye Territory on the occasion of the liberation of Vladivostok on October 25, 1922, by troops of the Far Eastern Republic, who acted jointly with guerillas in clearing out the whiteguards and Japanese interventionists. In their reply, the working people of Primorye Territory sent greetings to the Soviet Government and thanked it for its assistance.
 The Far Eastern Republic was established in April 1920. It embraced the Trans-Baikal Area, Amur, Primorye and K.amchatka regions, and the northern part of the Sakhalin Island. The for-mation of this "buffer" state as a bourgeois-democratic republic that pursued an essentially Soviet policy suited the interests of Soviet Russia, which sought to secure a prolonged respite on the Eastern Front and avoid war with Japan.
On November 14, 1922, after the interventionists and the white-guards were driven out of the Far East (with the exception of the northern part of the Sakhalin Island), the People's Assembly of the Far Eastern Republic passed a decission to unite with the R.S.F.S.R.