V. I. Lenin

Telegram To The Samara Ukrainians

Delivered: 16 or 17 of December, 1918
First Published: 1942 Published according to the telegram
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, 4th English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1972 Volume 28, page 367
Translated: Jim Riordan
Transcription/HTML Markup: David Walters & Robert Cymbala
Online Version: V. I. Lenin Internet Archive May, 2002

Samara, Gubernia Military Commissar for Samara Ukrainians

Consider it necessary to inform you in reply to telegram sent by Samara Ukrainians that in view of influx of Ukrainian volunteers and abundance of conscripts in Ukraine itself still without arms, Workers’ and Peasants’ Government of Ukraine considers it unnecessary to call up Ukrainians in Russia and dispatch them to Ukraine. In name of Council of People’s Commissars propose you stop sending Ukrainian units to Ukraine.

Lenin, Stalin