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December 20, 1945

Message to Bagirov from General-Lieutenant Korzhenevich

[partial stamped form in the upper left-hand corner:] HQ, [Baku] Military District, Intelligence Department, 6 December 45, No 00389, Baku


Top Secret

Copy No 1


to the Secretary of the CC CP/b/ of Azerbaijan

Cde. Bagirov


Copy: People’s Commissar of State Security of the Azerbaijan SSR


General-Major Yemel’yanov


1. The receipt of weapons from the 8PBr [8th Infantry Brigade] continues in Rezaye.


2. A meeting of the popular militia of Azerbaijan was held in the Tabriz city theater. The Deputy Minister of the Militia Kulam Danish’yan spoke at the meeting, calling on the militia to further preserve exemplary order in the cities and provinces of Azerbaijan and selflessly serve in the name of autonomy. Danish’yan’s speech was repeatedly interrupted by applause and concluded with a toast in honor of Prime Minister Pishevari.


3. All is quiet in the remaining garrisons of the 4th Army.


Chief of Staff of the Baku Military District


General-Lieutenant  Korzhenevich


20 December 1945 [signed by a colonel – surname illegible]


3 copies


[vs.] 457


Korzhenevich reports on the military situation in Iranian Azerbaijan.


Document Information


GAPPOD, f.1, op.89, d.101. Obtained for CWIHP by Jamil Hasanli and translated for CWIHP by Gary Goldberg.


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