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September 13, 1935

Politburo Decisions of 13 September 1935 Concerning Xinjiang

RGASPI, f. 17. op. 162, d. 18, l. 141-142.


from 13 September 1935


116. Concerning an award to Cde Apresov.


Award Cde. Apresov the Order of Lenin for successful work in Xinjiang (without publication in the press).


Excerpts have been sent:


to Cdes. Akulov, Krestinsky, and Stomonyakov


117. Concerning Xinjiang.


a) Recommend Military Governor [duban'] Sheng Shicai set the strength of the Xinjiang army at 10,000 men.


b) Offer the Urpra [Urumqi Government] a loan of 2,000,000 gold rubles, issuing it over three years so that the Urpra begins repayment of the loan after two years and finishes the repayment four years after this. Charge the commission on Xinjiang with submitting a draft decree to the Politburo about the form and means of offering this loan.


c) Set the number of military instructors in Xinjiang at 31, the payment for whom will be done according to the 25 December 1934 Politburo decree. Release 10,000 rubles in foreign currency and 220,590 rubles in Soviet currency per year to the NKO for the expenses associated with the payment of daily expenses and the travel of instructors and advisers headed to Xinjiang.


d) Charge Cdes. Voroshilov, Stomonyakov, and Apresov with examining the issues of military property and with submitting their proposals to the Politburo.


Excerpts have been sent to:


Cdes. Stomonyakov, Krestinsky, and Voroshilov.


118. Concerning the agreement between the MPR [Mongolian People’s Republic] and Manchukuo about the issue of a border commission.


Accept the text of the agreement between the MPR and Manchuria on the issue of a border commission proposed by the NKID with amendments.


Excerpts have been sent to:


Cdes. Krestinsky and Stomonyakov.


[handwritten at the top of the page: point 127 is in classified storage]


127. Concerning Xinjiang.


Accept the proposal of the commission about assigning the following comrades for work in Xinjiang:


1) Karim Shamsiyevich Musayev,

2) [first name unreadable, but ends in -rulla] Rustemov,

3) [Zumun] Akhun Sadykov,

4) Il'yas Fazylov,

5) Abdulla [Nurlamovich] Valishev,

6) N. S. Layanov,

7) Khasan Bulatov,

8) Arzybay Dzhumbabayev.


Excerpts have been sent to:


Cdes. Yezhov, Agranov, and Stomonyakov.




The Politburo directs manpower and funds to support the Xinjiang army and accepts the text of an agreement between the Mongolian People's Republic and Manchukuo on the issue of a border commission.

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RGASPI, f. 17. op. 162, d. 18, l. 141-142. Obtained by Jamil Hasanli and translated by Gary Goldberg.


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