May 20, 1946
Memo from General-Major Atakishiyev Regarding the Substance of the Telegram of Cde. Silin from Moscow
[handwritten at the top: “to Cde. Bashchev”]
regarding the substance of the telegram of Cde. Silin from Moscow
There are no papers or correspondence and generally no written documents coming from Soviet representatives and, in particular, from the Troika in the affairs of the national government of Azerbaijan and there should not be, since all orders and advice to the representatives of the national government have in principle always been given verbally.
As regards the archive of secret correspondence of the Democratic Party and other governmental institutions of Iranian Azerbaijan, before the departure of the Azerbaijani delegation for Tehran, in order to prevent any possible surprises in planning all preparatory measures with Pishevari, we (the Troika) advised him that in case of complications to take the archive of the national government to the USSR with our aid.
Deputy Minister of State Security of the Azerbaijan SSR
General-Major Atakishiyev [signed]
20 May 1946
[illegible signatures in left lower corner, dated 20 and 21 May]
The Deputy Minister of State Security of the Azerbaijan SSR advises that all orders and advice from Soviet representatives should be given verbally, rather than in writing.
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