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July 5, 1944

Telegram from Nikishov to Beria - Wallace's Goodbye Message

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July 5, 1944

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On July 5 of this year at 19 p.m. WALLACE, while flying over Low Seimchan, sent me the following cable from the plane: “Magadan, to Nikishov. Accept my warmest regards! I regret that I cannot be in Low Seimchan. Wallace.”


[Translators note: publication does not give the original addressee and no. of the cable.]


Telegram from Ivan Nikishov, to NKVD Commissar Beria. Nikishov reports on Vice President Henry Wallace's goodbye message after completing his visit to the Soviet Far East in May 1944.


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State Archive of the Russian Federation (GA RF), Fond R-9401, Opis’ 2, Delo 65, List 302. Published as Document no. 125 in Kokurin and Morukov, ''Stalinskie stroiki GULAGa 1930-1953'' [Stalin’s Construction Sites of the GULAG] (Moscow: Materik, 2005), 466. Obtained and translated for CWIHP by Vadim J. Birstein.


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