Written: Written on February 20, 1920
Published: Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 343b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Stepping up the movement of reinforcements from the South-Western Front to the Caucasian Front is your concern. It is necessary in general to help in every way and not wrangle about departmental competences.
 Transmitted in code by direct line.—Ed.
 Written in reply to Stalin’s telegram to Lenin saying: “I am not clear why the Caucasian Front is primarily my concern.... Reinforcement of the Caucasian Front is wholly the concern of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic, the members of which, according to my information, are in good health, and not the concern of Stalin, who is overworked as it is.” = (Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 51, p. 409.)