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January 14, 1955

LETTER, SOVIET CHARGE D' AFFAIRES IN IRAN TO THE DEPUTY SOVIET MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, 'ACCOUNT AND TRANSLATIONS OF THE ILLEGAL PUBLICATIONS OF THE PEOPLE'S PARTY OF IRAN'

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    This note describes the contents of the enclosed information, including a summary of various articles published in the newspaper "Mardom" and correspondence between the Central Committee of the People's Party of Iran to the Central Committee of the National Resistance Movement. Mardom was a newspaper published by the underground communist Tudeh (People's) Party of Iran.
    "Letter, Soviet Charge d' Affaires in Iran to the Deputy Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs, 'Account and Translations of the Illegal Publications of the People's Party of Iran'," January 14, 1955, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RGANI, f. 5, op. 28, d. 347. Department for Relations with Foreign Communist Parties (International Department of the Central Committee), 1953-1957, microfilm, reel 83. Obtained by Roham Alvandi and translated for CWIHP by Gary Goldberg https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/119656
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Stamp: Secretariat

of Cde. ZORIN

1437gs  SECRET

Incoming Nº 916

26 January 1955   

Copy Nº 1 VCh

USSR MFA Stamp:

Incoming Nº 315

28 January 1955

SECRET

SOVIET EMBASSY

IN IRAN

Nº 25

"14" January 1955

TO THE DEPUTY USSR MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

to Cde. V. A. ZORIN

We are sending you an account and translations of the following illegal publications of the People's Party of Iran which have come to the Embassy in January 1955.

1.  A summary of the 19 December 1954 and 1 January 1955 [issues] of the newspaper "Mardom" (the newspaper was published by printing press)

2. An "open letter from the Central Committee of the People's Party of Iran to the Central Committee of the National Resistance Movement regarding the current situation and the pressing need for alliance and solidarity in the ranks of the organizations and anti-colonial elements of Iran to defend the freedom and independence of the country" (published by mimeograph).

3. A supplement to the "Mardom" newspaper, an article "The crimes of Iranian reaction and the deeds of the sons of the Fatherland are becoming clear to the public opinion of Iran and the entire world" (published by mimeograph).

At the same time we are sending you a translation of statements of the CC of the "Iran" Party regarding Iran's receipt of foreign loans (published by mimeograph), and also a translation of a letter which the Embassy received by mail from a certain [Siyamak Piras] about the issue of the situation in the People's party.

NOTE: Unclassified on 37 sheets, to the addressee only.

SOVIET CHARGÉ D' AFFAIRES IN IRAN [signature]

(S. Bazarov)

[handwritten:Note

informational material]

[illegible signatures; title "sector chief 11 March 1955"and V. Shub[nikov] [["to the]] archives 17 March 1955"]

04912

Two copies printed

1 - Cde. Zorin

2 - OBSV

Drafted by Cde. Voronin

Typed by Ustinova

Nº [3]4.14.1.55

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