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March 14, 1940

CONCERNING THE SECRET CIPHER UNIT OF THE USSR CONSULATE IN URUMQI

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    The Politburo directs the NKVD to permit the division of the combined secret cipher unit of the USSR Consulate General and Trade Mission in Urumqi into independent secret cipher units.
    "Concerning the Secret Cipher Unit of the USSR Consulate in Urumqi," March 14, 1940, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RGASPI f.17 op.162 d.23, l. 52. Obtained by Jamil Hasanli and translated by Gary Goldberg. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/121879
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[handwritten: from Minutes Nº 13

Politburo decisions between 17 February and 17 March 1940

point 198 is in classified storage]

from 14 March 1940

[…]

198. An NKVD issue.

Permit the division of the combined secret cipher unit of the USSR Consulate General and Trade Mission in Urumqi into independent secret cipher units.

Excerpts have been sent:

to Cdes. Molotov (NKID), Dekanozov, Mikoyan, and Beria.

[…]

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