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November 15, 1950

CIPHERED TELEGRAM, MAO ZEDONG TO FILIPPOV (STALIN) VIA ZAKHAROV

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    Telegram from Mao to Stalin agreeing to Stalin's proposal to reinforce Soviet air forces and air defense in China and Manchuria.
    "Ciphered telegram, Mao Zedong to Filippov (Stalin) via Zakharov," November 15, 1950, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, APRF, Fond 45, Opis 1, Delo 335, Listy 116 and AVPRF, Fond 059a, Opis 5a, Delo 4, Papka 11, List 189. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/111190
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SECOND MAIN ADMINISTRATION OF THE GENERAL STAFF OF THE SOVIET ARMY

CIPHERED TELEGRAM No. 26901.

Copies: Stalin, Molotov, Malenkov, Beria, Mikoyan, Kaganovich, Bulganin, Khrushchev.

From BeijingReceived 06 hours 10 minutes
16.11.1950

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To Comrade FILIPPOV [Stalin]

Comrade FILIPPOV:

I fully agree with your proposal to reinforce Belov's aviation force by an additional delivery of MIG-15 planes to China in two lots, numbering 120 (one hundred twenty) pieces and to create a command apparatus for the air corps.

As concerns questions regarding the airports in MANCHURIA and the strengthening of all PVO [Anti-Aircraft Defense] measures, we will resolve them together with comrade [S.E.] ZAKHAROV.

I express gratitude to the Soviet pilots for the heroism and effort they have displayed in battle, and for the fact that over the last 12 days they downed 23 invading American planes. I think that this is worth reporting to you.

I congratulate you on the successes!

MAO ZEDONG.
Nov 15, 1950.
NEW PARAGRAPH.
To Comrade FILIPPOV.
I report.
Your telegram was communicated at 20
hours 30 minutes local time 15.11.

ZAKHAROV
No. 2910
16.11