Written: Written on April 24, 1919
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the text written by E. M. Sklyansky and signed by V. I. Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 382.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Revolutionary Military Council, Western Front
With the loss of Vilna the Entente has become still more insolent. It is essential to develop the maximum speed in regaining Vilna in the shortest possible time, so as not to give the Whites the opportunity of bringing up their forces and consolidating. Speed up the reinforcements which are on the way and act as energetically as you can. The Field Staff is to increase its supervision of the operation in this direction in every possible way.
Chairman, Defence Council