V. I.   Lenin

Decree of the Council of Workers’ and Peasants’ Defence on Calling Up for Military Service Trade, Industrial and Transport Workers and Other Employees

Written: Written May 31, 1919
Published: Published June 15, 1919 in Izvestia No. 128. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 138b-139a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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The call-up, by way of extra mobilisation, is announced for trade, industrial and transport workers and other employees. The order and date of the call-up as well as the number of persons to be drafted for military service are to be fixed   by arrangement between the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic, the Board of the Supreme Economic Council and the All-Russia Central Council of Trade Unions.[1]


[1] The top of the typed text of the decree signed by Lenin bears a note by him: “Off the record”.—Ed.

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