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October 23, 1945

TASS Digest Distributed to Cde. I.V. Stalin et al, 'Report of a TASS Correspondent in France'

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[stamp: Secret Department of TASS]

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A TASS correspondent in Paris reports that the France Presse agency has received a secret instruction of the Minister of Information not to distribute foreign policy information favorable to the USSR, and also to give information about the situation in Eastern Europe not from Soviet, but from Anglo-American sources.


Troops have appeared around Paris in places where they were not previously. In particular, units of Le Clerc’s tank division have been deployed in Fontainebleau.


Eight copies printed


1st copy – to Cde. I. V. Stalin

2nd copy – to Cde. V. M. Molotov

3rd copy  - to Cde. G. M. Malenkov

4th copy  - to Cde. L. P. Beria

5th copy  - to Cde. V. N. Merkulov

6th copy  - to Cde. A. Ya. Vyshinsky

7th copy  - to Cde. V. G. Dekanozov

8th copy  - to file


Outgoing Nº 499ss

M. Nº 425

23 October 1945

    zp [Handwritten: PR]



Report that the French press has been instructed by the Ministry of Information not to spread any information of foreign policy favorable to the USSR.

Document Information


RGASPI, f. 558, op. 11, d. 97, ll. 116. Contributed by Sergey Radchenko and translated by Gary Goldberg.


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