First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 163b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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15. XI. 1918
Copy to Trotsky
I request you to decide in favour of the plan of the Central Bureau of the occupied countries for forming Polish and Lithuanian shock battalions, in particular a Western brigade on the Southern Front. I am reminding Trotsky of our decision.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars
 This refers to the Central Bureau of Communist Organisations in the occupied regions.—Ed.