Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 193a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Forbid this playing at telegrams.
|Written on February 10, 1919|
Sklyansky and Podbelsky:
Can’t you issue a circular putting a stop to these stupid telegrams to 100 addresses?
|Written on February 11, 1919|
|First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI|
|Printed from the originals|
 Written on a telegram from the secretary of N. I. Podvoisky, Ukrainian People’s Commissar for Military Affairs, staling that Podvoisky’s train had left Moscow for Kharkov. The telegram was sent to seven different addresses.
 Lenin gave this instruction to Sklyansky and Podbelsky, People’s Commissar for Posts and Telegraphs, after receiving a telegram from the Chief of Communications of Trotsky’s train. The telegram stated that this train had left Petrograd for Yamburg and was sent simultaneously to a large number of addresses.