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February 4, 1949

Cable, Joseph Stalin to Anastas Mikoyan

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I.V. STALIN to A.I. MIKOYAN 6 February 1949 (50/III)


To Mikoyan.


On February 3 we sent you a long cable made up of four points and obligated you to recount it to Mao Zedong. There is still no message from you about receiving this cable and about recounting its content to Mao Zedong.


Instantsiya [codename for Stalin] is demanding an immediate answer.



6. II. 1949



Stalin cable to Mikoyan, asking Mikoyan to recount a four-point cable sent earlier to Mao Zedong. Stalin has not heard an answer, and demands an immediate one.


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Provided to the National Security Archive/Svetlana Savranskaya by Sergo Mikoyan. With permission of the National Security Archive. Translated by Sergey Radchenko.


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