CABLE, FILIPPOV [STALIN] TO MAO ZEDONGCITATION SHARE DOWNLOAD
get citationFilippov (Stalin) suggests that, because of possible dangers, Mao delay his trip to Moscow even further."Cable, Filippov [Stalin] to Mao Zedong" May 10, 1948, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, APRF: F. 39, Op. 1, D. 31, L. 33. 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. 419. Translated for CWIHP from Russian by Sergey Radchenko. Published in CWIHP Bulletin #16. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/113772
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To Com[rade] Mao Zedong
In connection with the possible development of events in the areas of your presence and, in particular, with the commenced offensive of [prominent GMD General] Fu Zuoyi's forces on Yuxian, i.e. in the direction of those areas through which you plan to go to us, we are concerned whether your absence might influence the course of events, and also to what extent your passage is safe.
On this basis, should you not postpone your trip to visit us somewhat [?]
In case you decide not to postpone your departure, [we] ask to let us know what help we could offer you in your passage. Do you not consider it expedient that we send our plane to you [?] In this case [we] ask [you] to let us know where to send the plane and when.
Waiting for your reply.