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  • December 09, 1941

    Cable from Dimitrov to Stalin, Molotov, Beria, and Malenkov

    Cable to top Soviet officials advising against reviving the Communist Party of Iran, and instead advising its members to work through the People's Party. Kuybyshev believes the Communist Party would be too small to be significant, and would give British and Nazi agents in Iran an opportunity to turn Iranian elites against the Soviet Union.

  • 1950

    Excerpt from a Dissertation by M.I. Ivanova in the CC CPSU Academy of Social Sciences

    An excerpt from M.I. Ivanova's dissertation which quotes a decision by the Central Committee of the Iranian Communist Party (ICP).

  • 1952

    Message to the CC CPSU from Members of the People's Party of Iran

    The People's Party of Iran requests the return of as many party members to Iran as possible.

  • 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.

  • January, 1953

    Message to the Secretary of the CC CPSU G.M. Malenkov from Secretary of the CC of the CP of Azerbaijan M.D. Bagirov about M.I. Ivanova's Dissertation

    Secretary Malenkov reports that M.I. Ivanova's dissertation about the activities of the Iranian Communist Party contained decisions which are "misleading and distort the character and meaning of a number of the most important political events and issues"

  • January 12, 1953

    Message to M.D. Bagirov from Kambakhsh about M.I. Ivanova's Dissertation

    Letter to M.D. Bagirov from Kambakhsh about the contents of M.I. Ivanova's classified dissertation about the Iranian Communist Party.

  • November 26, 1976

    Letter, Iraj Iskenderi to L.I. Brezhnev via the General Consul in Leipzig

    Translation of a request from Iraj Iskenderi of the People's Party of Iran to General Secretary Brezhnev. Bulgaria had alerted Iskenderi that they must stop their radio broadcast; Iskenderi turned to Brezhnev to help resolve the issue.

  • December 06, 1976

    Deputy Director of the International Department of the CPSU Central Committee V. Bagladin, 'Request from the Leadership of the People's Party of Iran'

    Memorandum on the cooperation between the People's Party of Iran and the Bulgarian Communist Party to broadcast illegal radio transmissions into Iran.

  • January 16, 1979

    Deputy Director of the International Department of the CPSU Central Committee R. Ul'ianovskii, 'Request from Comrade N. Kiyanuri'

    Ulianovskii reports PPI request to exchange 15,000 rubles collected by PPI members in Moscow into FRG Marks for "Party needs."

  • August 01, 1979

    Letter, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the People's Party of Iran N. Kianuri to the Central Committee of the CPSU

    Memorandum from N. Kianuri, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the People's Party of Iran, outlining the possibility of open civil war in Iran. To prepare for this possibility, Kianuri requests the Central Committee of the CPSU to sell arms to the PPI.

  • August 27, 1979

    Deputy Director of the International Department of the CPSU Central Committee V. Zagladin, 'On a Request from the Central Committee of the People's Party of Iran'

    Memorandum from Zagladan reporting PPI request for "non-Soviet" weapons in case of an open uprising in Iran.

  • August 30, 1979

    Resolution of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 'On a Request from the Central Committee of the People's Party of Iran'

    Resolution of the TsK KPSS Secretariat ordering that the Committee for State Security (KGB) and the General Staff of the Soviet Armed Forces consider the possibility of delivering non-Soviet weapons to the People's Party of Iran (PPI).

  • May 30, 1980

    Deputy Director of the International Department CPSU Central Committee R. Ul'ianovskii, 'On a Request from the Leadership of the People's Party of Iran'

    R. Ulianovskii requests payment for the travel of 10 PPI members to the USSR for "Party business."

  • June 12, 1980

    Letter, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the People's Party of Iran Kiyanuri to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

    Request from First Secretary of the People's Party of Iran, Kianuri, to send several PPI members to the USSR for training.

  • July 04, 1980

    Deputy Director of the International Department of the CPSU Central Committee R. Ul'ianovskii, 'On a Request from the Leadership of the People's Party of Iran'

    Memorandum from R. Ulianovskii on Kianuri's request to the CPSU Central Committee to send 3 PPI members to the USSR for training in "conspiratorial work."

  • July 07, 1980

    Resolution of the Secretariat of the Central Committee, 'On a Request from the Leadership of the People's Party of Iran'

    Resolution of the TsK KPSS Secretariat approving the request from N. Kianuri, First Secretary of the People's Party of Iran (PPI), to admit three PPI members for training in clandestine work (training, transportation, housing, and food be paid)

  • January 17, 1984

    Resolution of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 'On a Request from the Leadership of the People's Party of Iran'

    Resolution of the TsK KPSS approving the request of the leadership of the Communist Party of Iran (CPI) (Tudeh Party) to admit H. Forugian, member of the Politburo of the CPI Central Committee, for special training by the Committee for State Security (KGB) in organizing underground party work.

  • April 08, 1985

    Letter, First Secretary of the PPI Central Committee A. Khavari to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

    Official Request from PPI First Secretary Ali Khavari to allow Forugian to take a special study course.

  • October 16, 1985

    Letter, First Secretary of the People's Party of Iran Central Committee A. Khavari to the International Department of the CPSU Central Committee

    Request from Ali Khavari to send PPI members to USSR for training in propaganda strategy.