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April 17, 1945

SPECIAL REPORT FROM GENERAL-MAJOR YEGNAROV TO USSR PEOPLE’S COMMISSAR OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS, GENERAL COMMISSAR OF STATE SECURITY, CDE. L.P. BERIA

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    General Yegnarov reports on the Ili rebel army's capture of 220 Chinese troops and their cache of weapons in Torgustay and a subsequent rebel seizure of Chinese weapons in Takiantsan.
    "Special Report from General-Major Yegnarov to USSR People’s Commissar of Internal Affairs, General Commissar of State Security, Cde. L.P. Beria," April 17, 1945, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, GARF, Fond R-9401ss, Opis' 2, Delo 95, ll. 63. Obtained by Jamil Hasanli and translated by Gary Goldberg. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/121723
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Nº 1-1 p. 246 Top Secret

to USSR PEOPLE'S COMMISSAR OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS

General Commissar of State Security

Cde. L. P. BERIA

SPECIAL REPORT

On 9 April of this year in the natural landmark of Torgustay (Malyy Yuldus) [sic] the rebels surrounded and forced a roadblock of Chinese troops to surrender. Two hundred and twenty soldiers and officers (all Mongols) were taken prisoner.

There were no losses on the part of the rebels.

Captured weapons [included]: 177 rifles, 14,900 rounds, and 32 camels.

On the night of 14 April at the moment of the change of rebel subunits in the region of Takiantszy [sic], the Chinese garrison, blockaded in the city of Takiantsan [sic], rapidly abandoned [their] positions and withdrew to Jinghe [Jing].

According to statements of a Chinese soldier taken prisoner the garrison in Takiantszy consisted of two battalions of the 1st Regiment of the 45th Division and one battalion of the 191st Division.

The rebels seized [the following] in Takiantsan: one tractor, 13,000 rounds; 430 grenades; 12,000 poods of wheat; 800 poods of corn; and 3,600 poods of kaoliang [sorghum wine].

CHIEF OF THE USSR NKVD DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL TASKS

General-Major - YEGNAROV

17 April 1945

N54/0084

Authenticated by [illegible surname]

Distributed to:

Cde. Stalin

Cde. Malenkov

Cde. Vyshinsky

[date off the reproduced page] April 1945

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