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October 06, 1950

TELEGRAM FROM GROMYKO AND VASILEVSKY TO STALIN, ATTACHING DRAFT CABLE TO SHTYKOV

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    In a telegram to Stalin, Vasilevsky and Gromyko ask for consideration concerning the attached recent draft cable to Shtykov, stating approval for Shytkov’s call for the evacuation of Soviet advisers, personnel and families and, in case of emergency, all Soviet citizens from Korea.
    "Telegram from Gromyko and Vasilevsky to Stalin, attaching draft cable to Shtykov," October 06, 1950, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, APRF, fond 3, opis 65, delo 827, listy 126-127 https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/112694
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Ministry of Defense of the USSR
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR
Distribution list:
Stalin - 1, Molotov - 1, Malenkov - 1,
Beria - 1, Mikoyan - 1, Kaganovich - 1,
Bulganin - 1, Khrushchev - 1.

Comrade STALIN I.V.:

In connection with Comrade Shtykov's telegram #1405/sh dated 5 October in which he pressed the question of the evacuation from Korea of Soviet specialists working in Korea, personnel of Soviet organizations in Korea, families of Soviet citizens of Korean nationality, staff of the Soviet air commandants' offices, and, in case of emergency, all Soviet citizens, we consider it necessary to reply in accordance with the attached draft.
We request your consideration thereof.


A. VASILEVSKY A. GROMYKO
[signature]
6 October 1950

No. 201-gi
[Attachment]

PRIORITY CABLE

To PYONGYANG
SOVIET AMBASSADOR.
RE: 1405/sh


First. Regarding the question of the evacuation of Soviet specialists and their families, as well as personnel of Soviet organizations and their families, follow the instructions laid out in our telegram # 18909.


Second. You must decide the question of the evacuation of families of Soviet citizens of Korean nationality from the territory of Korea on the spot, bearing in mind changes in the situation on the ground.


Third. All the Soviet personnel of the air commandants' offices and families of Soviet military advisers must be evacuated from the territory of Korea.


Fourth. We agree with your proposal that, in case of emergency, all the Soviet citizens, including Soviet citizens of Korean nationality, be evacuated to the territory of the USSR and China.


(A. Vasilevsky) (A. Gromyko)