Telegram to Andrei Bubnov, June 5, 1919

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 5 June 1919

First published in 1934 in Proletarskaya Revolyutsiya No. 3. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 247c-248a.
Keywords : Andrei Bubnov, Telegram

In code

5. VI. 1919

Mezhlauk, Deputy People’s Commissar for Military Affairs,

for Bubnov


Thanks for the detailed news and energetic effort, but the matter must be carried through to the end. Do not rely on anyone and remain personally until fully trained units have been brought to their destination or until they have joined the front-line units.[1]


  1. At the top of the telegram Lenin wrote: “Sklyansky. Bubnov wires on 4/VI that he is leaving for Ekaterinoslav. If you know his address, readdress this.”—Ed.