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July 01, 1947

CABLE, STALIN [KUZNETSOV] TO MAO ZEDONG [VIA TEREBIN]

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    Stalin, using the name of Chief of the GRU, Fyodor Kuznetsov, tells Terebin, actually Soviet operative in Yan'an Andrei Orlov, to delay Mao's secret visit to Moscow.
    "Cable, Stalin [Kuznetsov] to Mao Zedong [via Terebin]," July 01, 1947, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, APRF: F. 39, Op. 1, D. 31, L. 24. Reprinted in Andrei Ledovskii, Raisa Mirovitskaia and Vladimir Miasnikov, Sovetsko-Kitaiskie Otnosheniia, Vol. 5, Book 1, 1946-February 1950 (Moscow: Pamiatniki Istoricheskoi Mysli, 2005), p. 333. Translated for CWIHP from Russian by Sergey Radchenko. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/110294
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To Terebin:


All your pieces of information with regard to Mao Zedong, as well as on the situation on the fronts have been received. 1) In view of the forthcoming operations and in view that Mao Zedong's absence might have an adverse affect on the transactions, we consider it appropriate to postpone Mao Zedong's trip temporarily.


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F. Kuznetsov
1.VII.1947