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  • June 10, 1943

    Concerning a Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Central Asia and Kazakhstan

    The Politburo directs the NKVD to permit the organization of a Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Central Asia and Kazakhstan.

  • May 11, 1944

    State Defense Committee Decree No. 5859ss - On the Crimean Tatars

    Acts of the Crimean Tatars during the Second World War and their subsequent punishment.

  • February 12, 1950

    From the Journal of Ambassador Roshchin: Top Secret Memorandum of Conversation of the Ambassador of the USSR in China N.V. Roshchin with Zhou Enlai

    Roshchin, Soviet Ambassador to China, reports on his conversation with Zhou Enlai regarding the territory of Xinjiang; plans to draft an agreement on the transfer of Manchuria from the Soviet Union to the People's Republic of China; and settling the issue of payment for Soviet specialists in China. Zhou Enlai has also asked Roshchin to inform his Soviet counterparts that 14 February would be the most convenient date to sign the Sino-Soviet agreements, as that will allow the media sufficient time to report on the treaty prior to the Chinese new year celebrations beginning on 16 February.

  • 1955

    Report from S. Rizaev to N.A.Mukhitdinov

    Recommendations for the Soviet Union to imrpove its image among Muslims, including utilizing the physical heritage of Islamic culture within the USSR and respecting freedom of religious practice.

  • December 12, 1955

    Letter to the CPSU Central Committee, Request from Radmanesh for Iskanderi and Rust

    This letter from Radmanesh asks the CPSU CC to give Iskanderi and Rust the means for travel to Tajikistan and asks the CP CC of Tajikistan to help them when they are there.

  • April 11, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 11 April 1957

    Puzanov, Kim Il, and Hong Myeong-hui discuss the DPRK's fertilizer needs, the possible aid of Uzbekistan grapevines to North Korea, and the DPRK's prioritization of heavy industry in its development model.

  • May 21, 1958

    Letter, Zakia Hussein and Najma Hussein to Comrade Mukhitdinov

    The family of Pakistan's ambassador to the Soviet Union approaches Nuriddin Mukhitdinov for help arranging a trip around Central Asia, and the

  • June 13, 1958

    Letter, Akhtar Hussein to Comrade Mukhitdinov

    Ambassador Akhtar Hussein reports on his visit to Uzbekistan and other republics.

  • October 28, 1958

    Yuri Zhukov, 'Regarding Soviet Propaganda in the East and Our cultural Ties with Countries of the East'

    Report on capitalist countries in Asia and Africa and prospects for propaganda efforts in mobilizing the masses toward socialism.

  • February 28, 1959

    Soviet Committee for State Security, Report on Turkmen and Azerbaijan Border Districts with Iran

    In this letter the Committee for State Security reports that Turkmen and Azerbaijan Border Districts had noticed a concentration of Soviet troops near the Iranian border, with some concluding the Soviet Union is beginning a policy of threats towards Iran.

  • March 25, 1959

    Letter from B.G. Gafurov to CC CPSU regarding a Meeting for the Fourth Anniversary of the Bandung Conference

    Request to the CC CPSU to hold a conference honoring the anniversary of the Bandung Confernece.

  • July 15, 1960

    CC CPSU Report, 'Measures to Vigorously Counteract Hostile Radio Propaganda Directed at the Soviet Population'

    Report from the head of the Department of Agitation and Propaganda of the Central Committee of the CPSU detailing the shortcomings of Soviet broadcast media in countering Western broadcasts. The document is noteworthy for its criticism of the poor distribution of Soviet newscasts in the Eastern part of the USSR, and acknowledgment of how Western broadcasts have filled this void. An interesting point is made on the habit of adapting Soviet-made receivers to capture Western shortwave broadcasts.

  • July 19, 1960

    CPSU CC Decree of the Secretariat Protocol Nº 158 § 6 Measures to Vigorously Counteract Hostile Radio Propaganda

    A Central Committee decree on measures to counter "hostile radio propaganda" by increasing broadcasts of Soviet radio programs.

  • November 24, 1960

    Central Committee of the Communist Party of Uzbekistan Memorandum Concerning Progress in Implementing the CC CPSU Decree 'Measures to Vigorously Counteract Hostile Radio Propaganda'

    Report from the Central Committees of Uzbekistan on actions taken to improve broadcasting of Soviet programs in order to counter Western broadcasts.

  • January 05, 1961

    Implementation of the CC CPSU Decree 'Measures to Vigorously Counteract Hostile Radio Propaganda'

    Report on the implementation of the CC CPSU decree to broadcast radio programs to counter VOA and BBC broadcasts.

  • September 16, 1961

    Visit to the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Tajik SSR Comrade M.R. Rakhmatov 16. 9. 61

    Moroccan Ambassador Al Fassi speaks with Rakhmatov about his visit to Tajikistan and the outlook for the Tajik republic.

  • June 14, 1962

    Letter, X. Rakhmatualleva to the Union of Writers of Tajikistan

    The Tajik Society of Friendship and Cultural Ties with Foreign Countries wishes to send delegations to several countries in Africa.

  • September 10, 1962

    Letter, A. Stepunin to Comrade A.K. Narzikulov

    The Soviet Societies of Friendship and Cultural Ties with Foreign Countries asks Tajikistan to nominate members for trips to the Middle East.

  • November 29, 1963

    Cable from the Department of Consular Affairs, Chinese Foreign Ministry, 'On Anti-Revisionist Propaganda'

    Brief report on the status of the Soviet Union and Kazakhstan, including mention of aggressive anti-Chinese propaganda.

  • April 29, 1965

    Memorandum to CC CPSU from Turkmen CC on Extending Turkmen Foreign Broadcasting

    The Central Committee of the Turkmenistan Communist Party lobbies the Central Committee of the CPSU to establish a Farsi broadcasting service aimed at Iran and Afghanistan.