Every day the situation on the peninsula was heated. From that side, enemy radio loud-hailers shouted: “Your commissars betrayed you! Lay down arms! Give up!” There were gossips that it would be necessary to leave Gangut. The ships from Kronstadt started taking out the parts of garrison. Enemy promotion overstrained, and once with the special message, flatteringly calling our fighters “valorous defenders of Gangut”, the baron Mannerheim addressed them. “Your situation is hopeless, - he wrote. - Yield yourselves prisoners. We will treat you well!”
The instructor of a political department Poleshchuk came running in editor’s office of “Red Gangut”: “Mannerheim needs to be responded as soon as possible!” With laughter, jeers and nifty - the answer was made, the manifesto which we give here, having strongly softened and reduced. Comical drawings to the manifesto which were so funny to look at, were made by the editorial artist Boris Prorokov.