TELEPHONOGRAM OF PRESIDENT OF THE SOVIET OF DEFENSE, COMRADE LENIN, TO THE ALL-RUSSIAN EXTRAORDINARY COMMISSION.
[Izvestia, Apr. 2, 1919.]
According to a communication from the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission, word has been received from Petrograd that agents of Kolchak, Denikin, and the Allies tried to blow up the water-supply station in Petrograd. In the cellar were found explosives and an infernal machine; when the latter was taken it exploded prematurely, and the commander of the detachment was killed and four members of the Red Army were wounded.
At other points attempts are being made to blow up bridges and stop railway transportation.
Attempts are being made to blow up railway roadbeds in order to leave Moscow and Petrograd without food supply. Socialist-Revolutionaries and Mensheviks take an active part in appeals for strikes for the overthrow of the Soviet authority.
In view of the information received, the Soviet of Defense orders that the most urgent measures be taken to suppress all attempts to cause explosions, to destroy railways, and all appeals for strikes.
The Soviet of Defense calls on all workers in the Extraordinary Commission to be especially watchful, and to report to the Soviet of Defense all measures adopted.
(Signed) V. ULIANOV (LENIN),
President of Soviet of Defense.