First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 298b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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21. X. 1919
Revolutionary Military Council 5
Copies to Pozern and Sternberg
Revolutionary Military Council, Eastern Front
Frumkin passed on to me your ideas about the Eastern Front being unnecessary. Repeat more exactly. We are devilishly in need of command personnel. Further, inform me how many troops, considering the offensive you have begun, you can give to the Southern Front, and when.
Chairman, Council of Defence