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  • June 21, 1945

    Decree of the USSR State Defense Committee No 9168 SS Regarding Geological Prospecting Work for Oil in Northern Iran

    Decree ordering '"Azneft" [Azerbaijani Oil] Association to supervise geological prospecting for oil deposits in northern Iran under the direction of Narkomneft, the USSR Oil Ministry.

  • July 06, 1945

    Decree of the CC CPSU Politburo to Mir Bagirov CC Secretary of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan, 'Measures to Organize a Separatist Movement in Southern Azerbaijan and Other Provinces of Northern Iran'

    The Soviet leadership informs the leadership of the CPAz CC of the decisions taken regarding the need to organize a separatist movement in Northern Iran. The document sets up a step by step plan to insure that the population in Northern Iran can be manipulated to declare independence and join the Azerbaijan SSR.

  • November 20, 1945

    Telegram from Baku to Moscow, 'Additional Information Received from Tabriz'

    Telegram to top Soviet officials discussing Iranian troop operations against Azerbaijani partisans, both of which are asking the Soviets for assistance. States that orders have been given for Soviet forces to act against Iranian ones only under extreme necessity.

  • November 21, 1945

    Telegram from Baku to Moscow, 'The Situation in Iranian Azerbaijan'

    Telegram to top Soviet officials that describes the opening of the Azerbaijani National Assembly in Tabriz. Also notes that Azerbaijani partisans are now on the defensive, having overcome most of the landowners and gendarmerie units in the area. Indicates that partisans have begun to rely partially on Soviet support.

  • November 21, 1945

    Telegram from Baku to Moscow, 'The Situation in Iranian Azerbaijan'

    Telegram to top Soviet officials describing strikes made by Azerbaijani partisans against Iranian gendarmerie and popular rallies throughout Iranian Azerbaijan.

  • November 22, 1945

    Telegram from Baku to Moscow, 'Information about Iranian Azerbaijan'

    Report sent to top Soviet officials declaring that all civic institutions are functioning normally under the partisans, and that the partisans are now attempting to peacefully overcome the remaining gendarmerie elements. Notes that they are also preparing for eventual retaliation from the Iranian government.

  • November 23, 1945

    Telegram from Baku to Moscow, 'Information about Iranian Azerbaijan'

    Message sent to top Soviet officials reporting that Iranian troops had advanced on Tabriz and were waiting for reinforcements to engage the Azerbaijani partisans. Also notes that complications may arise as a result of General Derakhshani's institution of martial law in Tabriz.

  • November 24, 1945

    Telegram from Baku to Moscow, 'Information about Iranian Azerbaijan'

    Message sent to top Soviet officials regarding recent hostilities between Azerbaijani partisans and Iranian gendarmerie, but assuring officials that the situation in Iranian Azerbaijan is peaceful and under control. Notes that General Darakhshami is in need of reinforcements. Also describes the procedure undertaken disseminate the appeal and declaration of the Azerbaijani Founding Congress.

  • November 26, 1945

    Telegram from Baku to Moscow, 'The Situation in Iranian Azerbaijan'

    Message sent to top Soviet officials, describing hostilities between Azerbaijani partisans and Iranian gendarmerie, which the partisans attempt to resolve peacefully but must sometimes resort to violence. Notes the "reactionary" rumors of chaos and violence being spread about the new state, but asserts that few believe these once visiting partisan-controlled cities.

  • November 27, 1945

    Telegram from Baku to Moscow, 'The Situation in Iranian Azerbaijan'

    Message to top Soviet officials describing continuing hostilities between Azerbaijani partisans and the Iranian gendarmerie. In the actions described, the partisans are successful, killing very few gendarmes and preferring to disarm the rest.

  • January 01, 1946

    Deciphered Telegram from Iran to Stalin

    Report distributed among top Soviet officials, describing an independence movement in Gilan province. Expresses doubt and concern over the extant to which this movement can be controlled by the existing Azerbaijani partisan command.

  • April 05, 1946

    Message from Bagirov and Maslennikov on April 4 meeting with Pishevari

    Pishevari, the Chairman of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan, lists conditions for opening talks with the Iranian government in Tehran on the status of Iranian Azerbaijan.

  • October 07, 1946

    Ali Botho/Mustapha al Barazani

    Describes a meeting between Syrian Kurdish leader ‘Alī Būẓū and Muṣṭafá al-Barazānī to discuss a potential partnership between a Kurdish political party and the Soviet Union.

  • July 16, 1949

    Kurdish Activities

    Report on a meeting of Iraqi Kurds in Beirut to discuss the Kurdish movement in Azerbaijan.

  • January 07, 1951

    Kurdish Conference in Baku

    Report on a conference of Kurds in Baku convened to organize various Kurdish independence efforts.

  • 1952

    Message to the CC CPSU from General Secretary of the CC of the People’s Party of Iran Radmanesh

    Radmanesh reports about problems arising due to the split between the Iranian People's Party and the Democratic Party of Iranian Azerbaijan.

  • December, 1952

    Message to Secretary of the CC of the Azerbaijan CP M.D. Bagirov from Chairman of the CC CPSU Commission for Liaison with Foreign Communist Parties V. Grigor’yan

    Grigor’yan returns two letters written by members of the Communist Party of Iran.

  • 1953

    Message to CC CPSU G.M. Malenkov about Obstacles in Iranian Azerbaijan

    Malenkov reports complaints about the organization of the Democratic Party of Iranian Azerbaijan in Baku and its radio station.

  • March 21, 1953

    Letter to the CC of the CP of Azerbaijan M.D. Bagirov from Deputy Chief of the General Department CC CPSU Khodov

    Khodov requests the return of two letters from the Iranian People’s Party Central Committee.

  • August, 1953

    Message to the CC CPSU Presidium, from USSR Minister of Internal Affairs S. Kruglov and Secretary of the CC of the CP of Azerbaijan T. Yakubov

    Letter reporting on illegal crossings of the border to Azerbaijan by Iranians due to the famine there. Because of the security risk of infiltration by foreign intelligence agents, recommended that all illegal crossings be sent back to Iran.