First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 209b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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8. IV. 1919
Kuzmin, Military Commissar of the 6th Army
Vologda or Plesetskaya
or present whereabouts
Your telegrams give me the impression that the British are deceiving us. Therefore, while by no means anticipating the orders your military superior may give you, I, for my part, ask that security and vigilance be strengthened to the utmost, and every effort be made also to step up our offensive.
Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars
 This telegram is a reply to those sent by N. N. Kuzmin, Military Commissar of the 6th Army, on April 8, 1919, reporting a proposal by General Ironside for an exchange of prisoners of war. Kuzmin asked to be authorised to conduct negotiations.