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By the beginning of 1917 the revolutionary communication in the capital was so well established, that Lenin, in his article 'Marxism and Insurrection' clearly gave his subordinates the task of 'occupying the telephone and telegraph' and advised moving the 'insurrection headquarters' to the Central telephone exchange for more convenient communication not just with factories, but also with their ever faithful army units. So the slogan 'The most important thing is communication with the masses' was realized thanks to telephony. In 1918, the Decree of People's Commissars 'On the use of Moscow City Telephones' was signed. In accordance with it, all of Moscow's phones were handed over to a Special Committee and were redistributed to, in order of priority: the police department, military commanders, institutions and enterprises of the city and only then to the population.