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  • November 02, 1945

    Cable, Molotov to Cde. Stalin

    Molotov asks Stalin to approve his reply to a message from British Prime Minister Clement Attlee on Attlee's upcoming visit to the United States.

  • November 03, 1945

    Telegram from Cde. Yegnarov and Cde. Langvang to Cde. Beria

    Yegnarov forwards to Stalin a letter from Alihan Tore Shakirjan, in which he describes Chinese oppression of the people in Eastern Turkestan and requests Soviet assistance with their "revolutionary struggle."

  • November 04, 1945

    Cable, L. Beria, G. Malenkov, and A. Mikoyan to Cde. Stalin

    Lavrenty Beria, Georgii Malenkov, and Anastas Mikoyan confirm the Politburo's decision to rebuke Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs V. M. Molotov for voicing unofficial opinions in a conversation with American Ambassador Harriman. Molotov registers his agreement with the rebuke and vows not to repeat his mistake.

  • November 04, 1945

    From the Journal of V.M. Molotov, 'The Reception of the Czechoslovak Ambassador Horak, 4 November 1945 at 2200'

    In a meeting with Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs V. M. Molotov, Czechoslovak Ambassador to the Soviet Union Jiri Horak requests that Stalin send greetings to the International Congress of Students to be held in Prague, expresses concerns about the implications of a joint Soviet-Czechoslovak company for developing uranium, and voices his hope that the Volhynia Czechs will be permitted to resettle in Czechoslovakia.

  • November 10, 1945

    Cable No. 3550, Stalin to Cdes. Molotov, Beria, Malenkov, and Mikoyan

    Stalin discusses Soviet reception of a speech in which Winston Churchill praised Russia and Stalin, the need to exclude viticulture and fruit-growing from the People’s Commissariat of Industrial Crops, and the urgency with which Soviet diplomats should be withdrawn from the regions in which Mao Zedong's troops are operating lest the Soviets be accused of organizing the Chinese civil war.

  • November 11, 1945

    Cable No. 1297 from Stalin to Belgrad, Kiselev for Marshal Tito

    Stalin replies to Marshal Josip Tito's request for uniforms and shoes.

  • November 12, 1945

    V. Molotov, L. Beria, G. Malenkov, and A. Mikoyan to Cde. Stalin

    TASS and the NKID (People's Commisseriat of Foreign Affairs) debate the identity of a French news agency refered to in a Reuters telegram in order to make a decision on the possible expulsion of a France Presse correspondent.

  • November 12, 1945

    TASS Reports Distributed to Cdes. I.V. Stalin, V.M. Molotov, A.I. Mikyan, L.P. Beria, G.M. Malenkov, and A. Ya. Vyshinsky

    TASS reports on foreign news stories it views as slanderous to Joseph Stalin, including stories on his declining health and possible successors.

  • November 12, 1945

    TASS Reports Distributed to Cdes. I.V. Stalin, V.M. Molotov, A.I. Mikyan, L.P. Beria, G.M. Malenkov, and A. Ya. Vyshinsky

    TASS reports on foreign news stories it views as slanderous to Joseph Stalin.

  • November 13, 1945

    TASS Report Distributed to Cdes. I.V. Stalin, V.M. Molotov, A.I. Mikoyan, L.P. Beria, G.M. Malenkov, and A. Ya. Vyshinsky, 'Radio Broadcast'

    A radio broadcast suggests Stalin is not sick, but merely tired from the war.

  • November 14, 1945

    TASS Report Distributed to Cdes. I.V. Stalin, V.M. Molotov, A.I. Mikoyan, L.P. Beria, G.M. Malenkov, and A. Ya. Vyshinsky, 'Expressen Comments on Rumors of an Illness of Comrade Stalin'

    Swedish newspaper Expressen suggests that Western rumors surrounding Stalin's diminishing health will only get worse unless TASS, or some other authoritative Russian source, clearly refutes them.

  • November 14, 1945

    TASS Report Distributed to Cdes. I.V. Stalin, V.M. Molotov, A.I. Mikoyan, L.P. Beria, G.M. Malenkov, and A. Ya. Vyshinsky, 'The Anti-Soviet Attacks of a Uruguayan Newspaper'

    TASS reports on an Uruguayan news story that claims the Soviet regime is built around Stalin's personality rather than communist or socialist principles.

  • November 14, 1945

    Meeting of J.V. Stalin with V. Gomulka and G. Mintz Regarding the Situation in Poland

    Stalin advises Polish officials Gomulka and Mintz on the political and economic situation in Poland.

  • November 15, 1945

    TASS Report Distributed to Cdes. I.V. Stalin, V.M. Molotov, A.I. Mikoyan, L.P. Beria, G.M. Malenkov, and A. Ya. Vyshinsky, 'Sensational Articles in the French Press'

    TASS reports on French news stories it views as slanderous to Stalin, including stories on his declining health and what it will mean for Russian foreign policy should Zhdanov succeed him.

  • November 15, 1945

    TASS Report Distributed to Cdes. I.V. Stalin, V.M. Molotov, A.I. Mikoyan, L.P. Beria, G.M. Malenkov, and A. Ya. Vyshinsky, 'Byrnes' Statement at a Press Conference'

    TASS reports on a press conference given by United States Secretary of State James Byrnes at which he spoke about conflicts between the Soviet Union and the United States over the control mechanism and Far East Commission in Japan in addition to other foreign policy issues.

  • November 16, 1945

    TASS Report Distributed to Cdes. I.V. Stalin, V.M. Molotov, A.I. Mikoyan, L.P. Beria, G.M. Malenkov, and A. Ya. Vyshinsky, 'The Swedish Press Continues to Spread Rumors'

    TASS reports on Swedish news stories on Stalin's rumored illness and the Soviet Union's isolation.

  • November 19, 1945

    V. Molotov, L. Beria, G. Malenkov, and A. Mikoyan to Cde. Stalin

    Molotov, Beria, Malenkov, and Mikoyan submit drafts of greetings for M. I. Kalinin's 70th birthday and a decree awarding him the Order of Lenin.

  • November 19, 1945

    Draft Decree of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet awarding Cde. Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin, the Chairman of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet, the Order of Lenin

  • November 19, 1945

    Draft Letter to Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin

    The Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party and the USSR Council of People's Commissars send M. I. Kalinin birthday greetings in appreciation of his service to the revolutionary cause, Communist Party, and Soviet state.

  • November 19, 1945

    TASS Reports Distributed to Cdes. I.V. Stalin, V.M. Molotov, A.I. Mikoyan, L.P. Beria, G.M. Malenkov, and A. Ya. Vyshinsky

    TASS reports on French news stories about Stalin, including stories on his illness, three groups that have formed in the Politburo in his absence, and the possibility of Zhdanov or Molotov succeeding him.