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May 11, 1945

LETTER FROM L. BERIA TO CDE. I.V. STALIN

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    Molotov reports that he is sending Stalin a letter from Alihan Tore Shakirjan, the Chairman of the Provisional Government of East Turkestan.
    "Letter from L. Beria to Cde. I.V. Stalin," May 11, 1945, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, GARF, Fond R-9401ss, Opis' 2, Delo 95, ll. 352-359. Obtained by Jamil Hasanli and translated by Gary Goldberg. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/121725
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 stamp: [SPECIAL FOLDER

Nº 1-1 p. 306]

Copy

Top Secret

Copy Nº 2

11 May 1945

N 536/b

[to the] STATE DEFENSE Committee

to Cde. I. V. STALIN

SNK SSSR - to Cde. V. M. MOLOTOV

Attached I am sending a letter of the Chairman of the Provisional Government of East Turkestan, ALIHAN TORE SHAKIRJAN, delivered from Ghulja [Yining] by our officials.

The Petr Andreyevich and Vladimir Stepanovich mentioned in SHAKIRJAN's letter are our officials.

PEOPLE'S COMMISSSAR OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

(L. BERIA)

Authenticated by: V. Popova

Two copies printed

1 - to the addressee

2 - to the NKVD Secretariat file

Drafted by Cde. Gromov

Basis: index 54, N59 [some mostly illegible numbers follow] 5 May 1945

Typed by Leonova. 7 May 1945    Authenticated by: V Popova

One copy made for the special folder at the instruction of Cde. Mamulov.

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