Published in full in the Fourth (Russian) Edition of the Collected Works.
First published, but not in full, in 1938 in Bolshevik No. 2.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 35, page 387.
Translated: Andrew Rothstein
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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May 6, 1919
Sokolnikov and Kolegayev
Revolutionary Military Council, Southern Front
The delay in suppressing the revolt is simply outrageous. I have seen a report today that the suppression is getting no further. It is essential to take the most energetic steps and root out this tardiness. Should we not send you reinforcements of Cheka men? Telegraph in detail. The delay over this revolt is intolerable.
 Cheka (All-Russia Extraordinary Commission to Combat Counter-Revolution and Sabotage)—a security organ set up by the Council of People’s Commissars on December 7, 1917. In 1922 it was reorganised as the State Political Administration (G.P.U.).