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  • 1945

    Letter to the Allied Control Commission from General S. Pretorian for the President of the Romanian Armistice Commission

    General S. Pretorian requests increased staffing for all the District Centers of Territorial Exploitation in Romania. He lists the responsibilities and resources required to supply both Romanian and Soviet armies and states that the current levels of staffing are insufficient.

  • January 09, 1945

    From the Diary of V. A. Zorin: Record of Conversation with Z. Firlinger on the Question of Preparing for the Armistice Negotiations with Hungary

    Soviet Ambassador Zorin and Czech official Firlinger go over the details of the draft armistice agreement with Hungary.

  • January 09, 1945

    Record of I. V. Stalin's Conversation with the Head of the Delegation of the National Liberation Committee of Yugoslavia, A. Hebrang

    Stalin and Hebrang discuss building armed forces in Yugoslavia, its territorial problems, and its relations with Bulgaria and Albania

  • January 10, 1945

    Notes of G. Dimitrov on a Phone Call from Stalin

    Stalin expresses his support for an equal Bulgarian-Yugoslav confederation; cautions the Yugoslav delegation against interfering in Greece.

  • January 20, 1945

    Record of Conversation of Deputy Political Counselor of the Allied Control Commission in Bulgaria K. D. Levychkin with Public Judge Shulev about the Progress of the Court Trial of War Criminals

    Bulgarian Judge Shulev asks for the Soviet position regarding the pending verdict in the war crimes trials of Bulgaria's WWII leaders. Levychkin refused to influence the verdict, saying it was not within the Allied Control Commission's authority.

  • January 28, 1945

    Notes of V. Kolarov from a Meeting with Stalin

    Stalin opposes Turkey's inclusion in any Balkan federation, suggests that Bulgaria and Yugoslavia's confederation should be postponed and that Bulgaria should assert its rights to the Aegean. He says that the Soviet Union has only allied with capitalist nations to defeat the most dangerous of them, Germany; says that capitalism has decayed and the conditions for socialism are good. Promises Russia's assistance in developing Bulgaria's industry.

  • February 09, 1945

    Letter from Special Agent in Charge R. B. Hood to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover

    RKO Pictures Incorporated requested that the Department of Justice inform then whether a proposed organization for the exchange of American and Soviet films would be required to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

  • February 11, 1945

    Yalta Conference Agreement, Declaration of a Liberated Europe

    The text of the agreements reached at the Yalta (Crimea) Conference between President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill and Generalissimo Stalin.

  • February 23, 1945

    Hugh Dalton Diary Entry Concerning Meeting of Churchill with Junior Ministers

    Hugh Dalton discusses Churchill's impressions of the Yalta Conference.

  • March 15, 1945

    Letter from Captain Calugaru P. Stelian of the 40th Infantry Regiment to the Commanding General of the General Staff, Bucharest, with attached List of Names

    Captain Stelian pleads with the Commanding General of the General Staff in Bucharest to intervene on behalf of himself and 23 other Romanian soldiers who were captured by the Allied Forces, held in POW camps in Germany, and then transported toward the USSR. A list of the names of these soldiers is attached.

  • March 21, 1945

    Record of V. M. Molotov's Conversation with President of Czechoslovakia E. Beneš

    Molotov and President Beneš discussed the post-war borders of Czechoslovakia, the relocation of the Hungarian and German populations, and the economic situation in the country.

  • March 24, 1945

    Record of Conversation Between V. M. Molotov and President of Czechoslovakia E. Beneš

    Molotov and President Beneš discuss the transfer of control of Trans-Carpathian Ukraine to the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia's need for economic assistance.

  • April 17, 1945

    Special Report from General-Major Yegnarov to USSR People’s Commissar of Internal Affairs, General Commissar of State Security, Cde. L.P. Beria

    General Yegnarov reports on the Ili rebel army's capture of 220 Chinese troops and their cache of weapons in Torgustay and a subsequent rebel seizure of Chinese weapons in Takiantsan.

  • April 22, 1945

    Letter from Alihan Tore to Commander-in-Chief Marshal Stalin

    Shakirjan praises Stalin and the Soviet Union, emphasizing that the Ili rebels' victory over the Chinese government is contingent on the continued receipt of Soviet aid.

  • April 24, 1945

    Letter from Special Agent in Charge E. E. Conroy to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover

    Further investigation into a proposed organization for the exchange of Soviet and American films is not considered necessary.

  • April 29, 1945

    Report from L. Beria and A. Vyshinsky to Cde. I.V. Stalin

    Beria and Vyshinsky summarize the prevailing conditions in the Ili District of Xinjiang, describing the equipment and foodstuffs seized by the rebels, the extent of Chinese army losses, and the provisional government headed by Alihan Tore Shakirjan. Urging Stalin to support the Ili Muslims' liberation movement, they offer suggestions for future actions in support of the rebel army.

  • May 02, 1945

    Memorandum by Sir Orme Sargent, Deputy Under-Secretary at the Foreign Office, to Winston Churchill

    Sir Orme Sargent suggests that the recent Soviet hardening towards Great Britain is due to the influence of Stalin's ministers; connects chilled relations with situation in Austria and Poland.

  • May 11, 1945

    Letter from L. Beria to Cde. I.V. Stalin

    Molotov reports that he is sending Stalin a letter from Alihan Tore Shakirjan, the Chairman of the Provisional Government of East Turkestan.

  • May 28, 1945

    Report concerning the Work of the Xinjiang Provincial Party Comittee from January 1943 through March 1945

    A report on the Xinjiang Provincial Party Committee, from its founding in 1943 through early 1945.

  • June 02, 1945

    Letter from L. Beria to Cde. I.V. Stalin of the State Defense Committee and Cde. V.M. Molotov of the Council of People's Commissars

    Beria describes a meeting between NKVD Lt. Col. Prokopyuk and Shakirjan at which Shakirjan suggested renewing active rebel operations, emphasizing that the lack of combat is beginning to demoralize the Muslim population.