Letter to All Members of the Political Bureau of the CC, RCP(b), October 22, 1919

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Author(s) Lenin
Written 22 October 1919

First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 300c-301a.

Written on a report from Commander-in-Chief S. S. Kamenev asking that drafts of governmental directives on operational matters should first be submitted for consideration to the Supreme Command. The document bears the following notes: “I agree. Only notice should be given not in the name of the Central Committee, but in the name of the Chairman of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic. = N. Krestinsky, L. Kamenev.” = “I agree with the request of the Commander-in-Chief. M. Kalinin.”

To all members of the Politbureau, for signature[edit source]

I think the request should be granted and a decision taken that either the Commander-in-Chief should be called in personally, or the draft directives sent to him for his urgent opinion. The Commander-in-Chief to be informed about this in writing.