First published in Proletarskaya Revolutsia No. 3, 1934.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 386.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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May 5, 1919
Rakovsky, Antonov, Podvoisky
Up till now there has not been a single precise factual reply from you as to what units have been moved into the Donets Basin, how many rifles, sabres, guns, at what station the advanced trains are. The capture of Lugansk proves that those who accuse you of leaning to independence and turning your eyes to Rumania are right. Understand that you will be responsible for a disaster if you are late with serious help to the Donets Basin.
Please return to me with a note: sent in code—hours— minutes.