Written: Written on the night of February 14, 1918
Published: First published in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 50. Printed from the text of the telegraph tape.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 64b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Can the report really be true that Swedish warships came to Öland Island, landed a detachment and forced our men to retreat? What military measures of defence and counter-action has Centrobalt taken? What warships has it sent to Öland, and when precisely?
Reply immediately. We are extremely concerned. We refuse to believe that Centrobalt and our revolutionary fleet have been inactive. I await a reply.