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November 06, 1945

CABLE, MOLOTOV TO CDE. STALIN

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    Molotov asks Stalin to approve his draft of a telegram to Ulan Bator on securing official recognition from China for the Mongolian People's Republic's independence and establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries.
    "Cable, Molotov to Cde. Stalin," November 06, 1945, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RGASPI, f. 558, op. 11, d. 98, ll. 0069. Contributed by Sergey Radchenko and translated by Gary Goldberg. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/208897
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to Cde. STALIN.

Please approve the following text of a telegram to Ulan Bator in connection with the plebiscite which was held:

“Visit Choybalsan and advise him of the following”

1. The complete text of the decree of the Presidium of the Little Hural and the protocol of the Central Commission concerning holding a plebiscite approved by it ought to be sent over Choybalsan’s signature to Moscow to People’s Commissar of Foreign Affairs V. M. Molotov and to Chongqing to Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Shijie by telegraph in the clear in the name of the MNR Government.

2. After receiving this telegram we will charge our Ambassador in Chongqing with informing the Chinese government that after publication of a statement about recognition of the independence of the Mongolian People’s Republic by the Chinese government in accordance with the 14 August exchange of notes between V. M. Molotov and Wang Shijie the government of the Mongolian People’s Republic will send its representative to Chongqing to make a return call for the arrival of [Interior Minister] Lei Fazhang and to come to agreement about the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the Mongolian People’s Republic.

3. The draft decree of the Presidium of the Little Hural prompts no objections from us. As regards the protocol of the Central Commission concerning holding a plebiscite we will inform you of our comments after we receive the complete text from you”.

Cdes. Beria, Malenkov, and Mikoyan agree with this draft.

MOLOTOV

6 November 1945