to the head of the 1st rifle division M.Gusarov

Copy to Military Comissar E.Rahja
June 28, 1919

We very much applaud the self-sacrificing squad, the heroes Red Army men and the glorified sailors, which defeated in Vidlitsa the nest of the enemies of Russia. We are sure that Workers 'and Peasants' Russia will appreciate your valiant feat. We expect from you the same victories also in the Petrozavodsk sector.

G.Zinoviev, I.Stalin