Written: Written on August 20, 1920
Published: First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 420a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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We have passed a decision through the Politbureau today for you to go without fail to Rostov for closest participation in liquidating the landings in the Kuban and Black Sea area. Strain every effort and push this on, report to me more frequently. Get someone to take your place in Baku. Another request: don’t forget you promised me to arrange for treatment for Inessa Armand and her sick son, who left on August 18; they are, probably, already in Rostov.
 This refers to the landing in the Kuban area in the middle of August 1920 of a whiteguard force, organised by Wrangel with the consent and support of the Entente. The aim of the raid was to cut off from the Soviet Republic one of the most fertile grain areas of the country. As a result of stubborn, fierce battles, the Red Army routed the whiteguard units and in the beginning of September the remnants of the landing force were thrown back into the Crimea.