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December 16, 1947

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

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    Stalin, using the name of Fyodor Kuznetsov, Chief of the GRU, officially invites Mao Zedong to Moscow. Stalin does so through Andrei Orlov, acting under the name "Terebin."
    "Cable, Stalin [Kuznetsov] to Mao Zedong [via Terebin]," December 16, 1947, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, APRF: F. 39, Op. 1, D. 31, L. 25. 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. 378. Translated for CWIHP from Russian by Sergey Radchenko. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/110296
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To Terebin:


In reply to the message about Mao Zedong's visit to Moscow in 1948, convey to Mao Zedong that “The Soviet government will welcome the visit of Mao Zedong to the USSR and, naturally, will provide him connection with China and a personal radio.” Send by flash cable [molniruite] Mao Zedong's receipt and reaction to this telegram.

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16.XII.1947