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March 17, 1936

CONCERNING THE SPECIAL PURPOSE GEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION IN XINJIANG

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    The Politburo orders the NKTP Special Purpose Geological Expedition in Xinjiang to continue prospecting for tin, tungsten, and molybdenum, allocating rubles and workers to support their efforts.
    "Concerning the Special Purpose Geological Expedition in Xinjiang," March 17, 1936, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RGASPI f. 17, op. 162, d. 19, l. 122. Translated by Gary Goldberg. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/121861
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RGASPI f. 17, op. 162, d. 19, l. 122.

[handwritten at the top of the page: from Minutes Nº [unreadable] of the Politburo meeting of 20 April 1936

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Point 74 is in classified storage]

from 17 March 1936

74 - Concerning Xinjiang.

1. Continue the work of the NKTP Special Purpose Geological Expedition in Xinjiang in 1936 exclusively in prospecting for tin, tungsten, and molybdenum.

2. Allocate 75,000 rubles in gold and 2,000,000 rubles in Soviet currency to the Expedition from the SNK reserve fund for prospecting work.

3. Set the numerical strength of the Expedition workers being sent from the Soviet Union to Xinjiang at 20. Complete the formalities for foreign work within 10 days.

4. Chief of the Expedition Cde. D. Ye. Perkin is held responsible for organizing the work of the Expedition such that the creation of a commotion around the expedition work and the movement of specialists associated with this is to be avoided in every possible way.

5. The Expedition's prospecting work is to be concluded in 1936.

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Cdes. Ordzhonikidze, Stomonyakov, and Yagoda - everything; to Miroshnikov and Grin'ko - 1 and 2; to Broun - 1 and 3.

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