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July 02, 1953

PROTOCOL #1 OF THE MEETING OF THE VYSHINSKII COMMISSION FOR DRAFTING A PROPOSAL TO THE USSR COUNCIL OF MINISTERS PERTAINING TO THE GDR

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    This contains resolutions regarding proposals for Soviet aid and planned measures in the GDR for economic policy and development.
    "Protocol #1 of the Meeting of the Vyshinskii Commission for Drafting a Proposal to the USSR Council of Ministers Pertaining to the GDR," July 02, 1953, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, AVP RF, f. 07, op. 30, port. 20, pap. 16, ll. 19-20. Translated by Daniel Rozas.] https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/112621
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PROTOCOL #1

Meeting of the Commission of Cde. A.Ya. Vyshinskii for Drafting a Proposal
to the USSR Council of Ministers for Measures Pertaining to GDR

2 July 1953

Present: Cdes. [Pavel N.] Kumykin, Maletin, Semyonov, Yudin, Pushkin, [Alexei V.] Zakharov, Khomyakov, Gribanov.

The commission has adopted the following resolutions:

1. Regarding art. 2 of the proposal of Cdes. Sokolovskii, Semyonov and Yudin:


Assign Cdes. Semyonov and Khomyakov to present more concrete proposals and assessments that would specify which measures should be recommended to the GDR government for mobilizing and broadening its internal resources and, in particular, ensuring the harvest of crops and the procurement and purchase of goods from other countries.


Moreover, Cdes. Semyonov and Khomyakov must present concrete proposals and assessments for the assistance which the Soviet Union needs to provide to the GDR, including monthly balances for the year 1953.


2. Regarding arts. 3 and 5 of the proposal of Cdes. Sokolovskii, Semyonov and Yudin:


Assign Cdes. Kumykin, Yudin, Pushkin, Semichastnov, Khomyakov and Dubrovsky (USSR Ministry of Information) to present concrete proposals on questions concerning the cancellation of reparation payments and the possible transfer of Soviet enterprises in Germany to the GDR government.


Assign the said comrades to prepare the necessary assessments on all questions raised in arts. 3 and 5.


3. Regarding art. 4 (occupation expenses) and 6 (on the exchange rate of the mark) of the proposal of Cdes. Sokolovskii, Semyonov and Yudin:


Assign Cdes. Maletin, Dzotov (Ministry of Defense), Sitnin and Gribanov to prepare concrete proposals and the necessary reports and assessments on these questions.


4. Regarding arts. 12 and 17 of the proposal of Cdes. Sokolovskii, Semyonov and Yudin:


Assign Cde. Sokolovskii to present the necessary assessments and proposals.


5. Regarding arts. 7, 8 (paragraphs a, b, c and d), 13, 14, 15, and 16, which, by the decision of the Commission and with the approval of Cdes. Semyonov and Yudin, [we] decided to withdraw from discussion and not submit to the USSR Council of Ministers, assign Cdes. Semyonov, Yudin, Pushkin and Gribanov to present a short memorandum with the reasons for withdrawing the above articles from discussion.


6. Regarding arts. 9, 10 and 11 of the proposal of Cdes. Sokolovskii, Semyonov and Yudin, assign Cdes. Semyonov and Yudin to discuss [the articles] in the CPSU CC.

7. Determine that the next meeting of the Commission will be held on 3 July at 1.00 p.m. hours in order to discuss the following questions: occupation expenses, establishment of the exchange rate between the mark and the ruble, and the distribution of police (art. 12) and the distribution of the Soviet troops (art. 17).


8. Judge expedient to enlist a representative from the USSR Gosplan into the work of the Commission. With the agreement of Cde. Kosyachenko, Cde. Podugolnikov is selected to represent the Gosplan in the Commission.

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