First published in 1933 in Lenin Miscellany XXIV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 189c-190a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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22. I. 1919
Your letter received. Many thanks. I shall try to have the draft adopted immediately, even before the meeting of the Council of Defence—by viva voce.
It would be good if you were to give for the press (if only occasionally) appeals addressed to the workers.
 Lenin probably refers to a letter dated January 19, 1919, from M. K. Vladimirov, Military Commissar Extraordinary of the Railways of the Southern Front, reporting the state of affairs on the railways under his control. Appended to the letter was the draft of an addendum to the decision of the Council of Defence dated December 22, 1918, on the question of combating snowdrifts.