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February 03, 1951

TELEGRAM FROM STALIN TO RAZUVAEV

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    Stalin clarifies that his previous telegram of 30 January was not an order, but a proposal to discuss options with Korea.
    "Telegram from Stalin to Razuvaev," February 03, 1951, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, APRF, Fond 45, Opis 1, Delo 348, List 20 and AVPRF, Fond 059a, Opis 5a, Delo 3, Papka 11, List 198 https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/112100
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8th Administration of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the USSR
CIPHERED TELEGRAM No. 100319

To Comrade RAZUVAEV.

You did not understand my telegram of January 30 about the Korean divisions. This telegram is not a directive, but my proposal for discussion together with Korean comrades. I asked you to communicate to me the opinion of the Korean comrades and your own opinion. You answer me that my order will be fulfilled by you. You did not understand my telegram. Once again I ask you to familiarize KIM IL SUNG and his friends with my telegram and after my proposal is discussed, communicate to me the opinion of the Koreans.

FYN SI [Stalin]

3 February 1951.
No. 81/sh