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July 05, 1944

TELEGRAM FROM NIKISHOV TO BERIA - WALLACE'S GOODBYE MESSAGE

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    Telegram from Ivan Nikishov, to NKVD Commissar Beria. Nikishov reports on Vice President Henry Wallace's goodbye message after completing his visit to the Soviet Far East in May 1944.
    "Telegram from Nikishov to Beria - Wallace's Goodbye Message," July 05, 1944, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, State Archive of the Russian Federation (GA RF), Fond R-9401, Opis’ 2, Delo 65, List 302. Published as Document no. 125 in Kokurin and Morukov, ''Stalinskie stroiki GULAGa 1930-1953'' [Stalin’s Construction Sites of the GULAG] (Moscow: Materik, 2005), 466. Obtained and translated for CWIHP by Vadim J. Birstein. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/114330
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July 5, 1944

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On July 5 of this year at 19 p.m. WALLACE, while flying over Low Seimchan, sent me the following cable from the plane: “Magadan, to Nikishov. Accept my warmest regards! I regret that I cannot be in Low Seimchan. Wallace.”

[Translators note: publication does not give the original addressee and no. of the cable.]