Written: Written on August 1, 1919
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the text written by E. M. Sklyansky and amended and signed by V. I. Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 415.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Revolutionary Military Council 7
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Has every measure been taken to hold Petrograd at all costs? We are pushing ahead with the promised reinforcements, but it will take time for them to arrive. Make an exceptional effort.