V. I. Lenin

Telegram To J. V. Stalin
and A. G. Shlyapnikov

Tsaritsyn To People’s Commissars Stalin and Shlyapnikov

Written: 11 June, 1918
First Published: 1931 in Lenin Miscellany XVIII
Source: Lenin’s Collected Works, 4th English Edition, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1972 Volume 27, page 447
Translated: Clemens Dutt; Edited by Robert Daglish
Transcription/HTML Markup: David Walters & Robert Cymbala
Online Version: Lenin Internet Archive March, 2002

I have received Stalin’s third telegram and note. We are taking all measures. Tsyurupa says money will be sent tomorrow without fail, and orders have been given for the goods to be loaded today. Send through trains with a triple guard. Arrest saboteurs and hooligans and send them here.

Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars