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September 30, 1950

DRAFT TELEGRAM FROM CHANFU (BULGANIN) TO MATVEYEV (RAZUVAYEV)

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    A response to Matveyev’s previous telegram approving the consolidation of power (as Supreme Commander in Chief and Defense Minister) to Kim Il Sung, the formation of six divisions, transport of ammunitions and fuel. Bulganin also unofficially advocates Kim’s plans to request aid from China.
    "Draft Telegram from Chanfu (Bulganin) to Matveyev (Razuvayev)," September 30, 1950, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, APRF, fond 3, opis 65, delo 827, listy 100-101. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/112689
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VKP(b) CC
# P78/118
09/30/50
To: Cmrds. Malenkov, Bulganin, Vasilevsky

Extract Minutes from Protocol #78 of the Meeting of the Politburo of the CC VKP(b)
Decision dated 30 September 1950

118. Telegram from Comrade Matveyev # 1298.
The attached draft of the reply to Comrade Matveyev regarding his telegram # 1298 has been approved.

SECRETARY OF THE CC

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Attachment to the Decision of the Politburo #78 on #118

PYONGYANG
To MATVEYEV [RAZUVAYEV V.N.]

RE: # 1298

We consider correct the decisions adopted by Kim Il Sung at his meeting with You, in particular, regarding the combining of the duties of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief and Defense Minister in the hands of Kim Il Sung, the establishment of the Staff at the office of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, the formation of six divisions and withdrawal of manpower reserves from South Korea.


The formation of six divisions must be accelerated. Necessary armaments, ammunition, and other materials will be supplied from October 5 to October 20.


As far as the question about the expediency of recommending that Kim Il Sung ask the Chinese friends to dispatch drivers to Korea, You may give such advice but without citing Moscow.


Upon the directive of Instantsia

C H A N F U [BULGANIN]