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December 21, 1945

MESSAGE TO BAGIROV FROM GENERAL-LIEUTENANT KORZHENEVICH

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    Korzhenevich reports about the situation in Iranian Azerbaijan.
    "Message to Bagirov from General-Lieutenant Korzhenevich ," December 21, 1945, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, GAPPOD, f.1, op.89. Obtained for CWIHP by Jamil Hasanli and translated for CWIHP by Gary Goldberg. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/120547
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[stamp:] HQ, [Baku] Military District, Intelligence Department, December 45, No 00396, Baku

Top Secret

Copy No 2

to the Secretary of the CC CP/b/ of Azerbaijan

Cde. Bagirov

Copy: People’s Commissar of State Security of the Azerbaijan SSR

General-Major Yemel’yanov

1. At 1000 17 December 45 our patrol was fired on by a policeman on the central street of the city of Rezaye. There were no casualties. The policeman was detained by our commandant’s office. A document drawn up by representatives of local authorities is being forwarded by the latter to hold [the policeman] accountable.

2. The national government of Azerbaijan organized a parade in Tabriz in honor of the victory of the democratic movement. About 2000 partisans took part in the parade with their weapons. The parade was conducted in an organized manner [and] the population warmly greeted the passing columns of partisans.

3. All is quiet in the remaining garrisons of the 4th Army

Chief of Staff of the Baku Military District

General-Lieutenant  Korzhenevich

21 December 1945 [certified and signed by a colonel – surname illegible]

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