Written: Written on June 2, 1918
Published: First published in 1931 in Lenin Miscellany XVIII. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 334.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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To be telephoned to the Smolny, Petrograd :
In view of the cutting of the Siberian Railway by the Czechoslovaks and the tremendous threat to transport, in view of interrupted communications the very greatest peril menaces the food supply.
Comrade Vladimirov insists, and I support him, that Petrograd should urgently send its best food supply personnel to Moscow. These personnel, together with strong detachments of selected workers, may save the situation.
Don’t delay. Don’t wait for help from outside. Strain every effort for extraordinary measures by the Petrograd workers.
 At the top of this document Lenin wrote: “If this cannot be telephoned immediately to Petrograd, it should be sent by direct line.”— Ed.