V. I.   Lenin


To:   V. S. KORNEV

Written: Written on October 19, 1920
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the typewritten copy.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 450b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Kornev, Commander of the Internal Security
Troops of the Republic
Copy to Comrade Dzerzhinsky

Comrade Schlichter informs me of an increase of the revolt in Tambov Gubernia, and the weakness of our forces, particularly the cavalry.

Speediest (and exemplary) liquidation is absolutely essential.[1]

Please inform me what measures are being taken. More energy should be displayed and greater forces assigned.

Vl. Ulyanov (Lenin)
Chairman, Council of Labour and Defence


[1] See also this volume, Document 723.—Ed.

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