A intensidade da Cólera de Lenin em carta:
Comrades! The insurrection of five Kulak districts should be pitilessly supressed. The interests of the whole revolution require this because ‘the last decisive battle’ with the kulaks is now under way everywhere. As example must be demonstrated.
1- Hang( and make sure that the hanging takes place in full view of the people) no fewer than one hundred known kulaks, rich moen, bloodsuckers.
2- Publish theirn names.
3- Seize all their grain from them.
4- Designate hostages in accordance with yesterday’s telegram.
Do it such a fashion that for hundreds of kilometres around the people might see, tremble, know, shout : they are strangling and will strangle to death the bloodsucking Kulaks.
Telegraph receipt and implementation.
Find some truly hard people.
« These words were so schocking in tone and content that they were kept secret during the Soviet period. The lax definition of victims – ‘kulaks, rich men, bloodsuckers’ – was a virtual guarantee that abuse would occur. The entire message invited such abuse. Persons were to be judicially murdered simply for belonging to a social category.
Indeed Lenin was treating whole areas of Penza province as ‘Kulak districts’. By his extravagant language he increased the hazard of armed units marching into villages and treating everyone as kulaks. He wanted to intimidate the whole rural population, not just the rich minority. »
Havia nele um certo prazer no terror que queria implementar :
I tis devilishly important to finish off Yudenich( precisely to finish him off: give him a thorough beating). If the offensive[ by him] hás started, isn’t it posible to mobilise 20 thousand Petrograd workers plus 10 thousand bourgeois, place artillery behind them, shoot several hundred and achieve a real mass impacto n Yudenich? “
Retirado de “ Lenin, a biography “ de Robert Service.