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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 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.

  • July 24, 1945

    Message from Bagirov to Mikoyan on Publishing in Southern Azerbaijan

    Message requesting paper for the publication of newspapers and an illustrated magazine

  • December 15, 1945

    Message from Bagirov and Maslennikov, Forwarding 'An Appeal of the National Government of Azerbaijan to its Population'

    Public statement released by Jafar Pishavari on the intentions of the separtist government in Iranian Azerbaijan.

  • December 19, 1945

    Message from Bagirov on the Activities of the National Government of Azerbaijan

    Tabriz authorities requested permission to unofficially assign Azerbaijani advisors to each of its new ministers.

  • December 20, 1945

    Message to Bagirov from General-Lieutenant Korzhenevich

    Korzhenevich reports about the military situation in Iranian Azerbaijan and response to the creation of the new separatist government.

  • December 23, 1945

    Message from Bagirov on the Azerbaijani Majlis

    Report on the activities of the Azerbaijani Majlis assembly and the Tabriz separatist government.

  • December 24, 1945

    Message to Bagirov from Molotov on Advisers for the National Government of Iranian Azerbaijan

    Molotov agrees to the proposal to send advisers to help the ministry of the national government of Iranian Azerbaijan.

  • 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.

  • April 12, 1946

    Telegram from the CC CP of Azerbaijan to M.D. Bagirov on the Soviet-Iranian agreement

    The Central Committee of the Azerbaijan SSR responds approvingly to the Soviet-Iranian agreement in which the Soviets agreed to withdraw military forces in exchange for oil concessions from Iran.

  • 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.

  • August 21, 1953

    Message to N.S. Khrushchev from Secretary of the CC of the CP of Azerbaijan T.A. Yakubov on Work with the Azerbaijani Democrats

    Letter from N.S. Khrushchev to T.A. Yakubov regarding the Azerbaijani democrats and their living conditions. It recommends the filming of of the “On the Banks of the Araks” documentary film be allowed to continue in order that the serious condition of the refugees and their finding of employment in Soviet Azerbaijan be documented

  • July 03, 1956

    Memo Concerning the Azerbaijani Democratic Party and the Situation of Political Immigrants from Iran Living in the Azerbaijan SSR

    A memo concerning the Azerbaijani Democratic Party and the situation of political immigrants from Iran living in the Azerbaijan SSR. It also contains proposals for CC CPSU to improve the situation.