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March 14, 1952

CABLE, FILIPPOV [STALIN] TO ZHOU ENLAI

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    Stalin replies to China's request for specialists, medication, and vaccinations.
    "Cable, Filippov [Stalin] to Zhou Enlai," March 14, 1952, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RGASPI, F. 558, Op. 11, D. 342, L. 109-110. Translated by Mark Kramer. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/123151
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To Comrade Zhou Enlai

Your telegrams of 7, 8, and 10 March have been received.

1. In accordance with your request, we are sending to China for a period of three months 9 specialists with the profiles indicated in your telegram of 7 March, along with the necessary medications and equipment. The specialists will arrive in China on 25 March.

2. No later than 10 April, the following vaccines will be sent to China: against plague – 5 million doses; against cholera – 3.8 million doses; and against typhoid fever and parasitic typhus A and B – 8.5 million doses.

The first consignment of anti-cholera vaccines in the quantity of 1 million doses will be sent to Beijing by plane on 25 March.

Moreover, by 1 June the following additional vaccines will be supplied: against plague – 5 million doses; against cholera – 3.2 million doses; and against typhoid fever and parasitic typhus A and B – 4 million doses.

The tetanus vaccine specified in your telegram is not produced in the Soviet Union. In place of it, vaccine medications manufactured in the Soviet Union will be sent.

By 10 April there will also be supplied 100 tons of pure DDT and by 1 May an additional 100 tons of DDT.

Filippov [Stalin]

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