Written: Written on December 8 (21), 1917
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the typewritten text signed by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 49a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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Comrade Antonov, who is leaving for Moscow and from there for the south to conduct military operations against Kaledin, is obliged every day, by direct line (personally or through an aide), to inform the Council of People’s Commissars whom precisely he, or other military authorities, appoints as responsible persons for directing particular operations, especially as regards movement and mustering of troops and command.
V. Ulyanov (Lenin)
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars
 In December 1917, V. A. Antonov-Ovseyenko left for the Ukraine to assume command of the Soviet troops fighting against Kaledin’s forces.