Telegram to Jukums Vācietis, October 20, 1918

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October 20, 1918



Extremely surprised and concerned at the delay in taking the Izhevsk and Votkinsk Works. Please adopt the most energetic measures to hasten this. Telegraph what precisely you have undertaken.[1]


Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars[2]

  1. Reference is to the suppression of the whiteguard and S.R. revolt at the Izhevsk and Votkinsk Works (Vyatka Gubernia). The rebels took over Izhevsk and Votkinsk in August 1918. The two towns were liberated by Soviet troops on November 7 and 12, 1918.
  2. The telegram is also signed by Y. M. Sverdlov, Chairman of the All-Russia CEC—Ed.