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April 19, 1941

EXCERPT ON XINJIANG FROM MINUTES OF THE VKP(B) CC POLITBURO MEETINGS

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    The Politburo issued 5.25 million rubles to support the NKO's operations in the Mongolian People's Republic and Xinjiang, the independent NKVD rifle battalion in Xinjiang, and the topographic detachment in Xinjiang until the end of 1941.
    "Excerpt on Xinjiang from Minutes of the VKP(b) CC Politburo Meetings," April 19, 1941, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RGASPI f.17 op.162 d.34, l. 24. Obtained by Jamil Hasanli and translated by Gary Goldberg. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/121885
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[handwritten: from Minutes N [[[unreadable]3]

of Politburo meetings between 10 and 26 April 1941

point 128 is in classified storage

Politburo decision]

of 19 April 1941

[…]

128. an NKO issue

Release to the NKO 5,250,000 hard currency rubles for support until the end of 1941 for the staff of the military attachés and the instruction staff in the MNR and Xinjiang, the independent NKVD rifle battalion in Xinjiang, and the topographic detachment in Xinjiang.

Excerpts have been sent:

to Cdes. Timoshenko, Zverev, Chadayev, and Malenkov.

[handwritten: CC Secretary I. Stalin]

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