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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 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 21, 1945

    Message to Bagirov from General-Lieutenant Korzhenevich

    Korzhenevich reports about the situation in Iranian Azerbaijan.

  • 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.

  • December 24, 1945

    Letter to Bagirov from Maslennikov about the Disarmament of Soldiers

    Letter to Bagirov from Maslennikov about the disarmament of soldiers and the capture of their weapons. The soldiers were subsequently sent back to their homes. Information about the soldiers who voluntarily crossed over to serve the Azerbaijani government is being checked.

  • 1946

    The Jews' Claims in Palestine

  • January 01, 1946

    Deciphered Telegram from Iran to Stalin

    Report distributed among top Soviet officials, describing an independence movement in Gilan province. Expresses doubt and concern over the extant to which this movement can be controlled by the existing Azerbaijani partisan command.

  • January 07, 1946

    Record of I.V. Stalin's Conversation with Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bulgaria about Implementation of the Decisions of the Moscow Conference of Three Foreign Ministers on Bulgaria

    Stalin and Molotov meet with a delegation of Bulgarian communists to discuss ongoing political developments in post-war Bulgaria, mainly dealing with the left opposition.

  • January 11, 1946

    Untitled memorandum on the political and morale situation of Soviet troops in North Korea and the economic situation in Korea

    A Soviet report on the first several months of the occupation of North Korea.

  • January 12, 1946

    Excerpts from a Report by the Head of the Soviet Mission in Mongolia I. Ivanov to Moscow

    Ivanov reports on conditions in the Mongolian People's Republic and the possibility of "reunification of Mongol tribes and territories as one state."

  • January 25, 1946

    Handwritten notes by Igor V. Kurchatov, Director of the Soviet Nuclear Program, on a Meeting with Stalin, Beria and Molotov

    Excerpts from Igor V. Kurchatov's handwritten notes from a conversation with Stalin on the secret Soviet nuclear project, accompanied by Beria and Foreign Minister V.M. Molotov, at the Kremlin on the evening of 25 January 1946.

  • January 25, 1946

    Notes on the discussion between I.V. Kurchatov, lead scientist for the Soviet nuclear effort, and Stalin

    Kurchatov's notes on his meeting with Stalin, Molotov and Beria. Stalin promises the all necessary help to the soviet effort to build an atomic bomb. He suggests that the project should be build on "a Russian scale," without concerns for cost saving.

  • February 01, 1946

    Message from Bagirov with Request for Atakishiyev's Visit

    Bagirov requests proposals to answer all questions related to the organization of the separatist government in Iranian Azerbaijan.

  • February, 1946

    Report on the Participation of the Azerbaijan SSR in Organizing and Supporting the National Liberation Movement in Iranian Azerbaijan

    Over 1,400 workers from the Azerbaijan SSR were sent to Iranian Azerbaijan and northern Kurdistan to help with the organization of the Azerbaijan Democratic Party.

  • February 06, 1946

    Report by Walter Ulbricht on a Meeting with Stalin

    Walter Ulbricht's meeting note from a conversation with Stalin. Topics ranged from Germany communist ideology to questions of occupation policy, among others.

  • February 07, 1946

    Message from Bagirov to Stalin and Molotov Containing a Record of a Conversation between Rossow and Pishevari

    Bagirov reports on a conversation between Pishevari and the American consul Robert Rossow about Soviet troops in Iran and the views of the separatist Azerbaijan People's Government.

  • February 09, 1946

    Speech Delivered by Stalin at a Meeting of Voters of the Stalin Electoral District, Moscow

    English translation of Stalin's 1946 "election" speech.

  • February 19, 1946

    Memorandum of Conversation of the Soviet Ambassador to China A.A. Petrov with the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Shijie

    Soviet Ambassaodr Petrov reports on a conversation with the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Shijie. Shijie raises concerns about disputes between the Soviet and Chinese administration over the withdrawl of Soviet troops from the region and the control of property seized from the Japanese during the war. Petrov also raises the issue of Anti-Soviet demonstrations and propaganda in China.

  • February 22, 1946

    British Congratulations for Uncovering Thefts

    Short letter from the British security services in Syria and Lebanon thanking the Lebanese police for recovering stolen cars for the Allied army.

  • February 22, 1946

    George Kennan's 'Long Telegram'

    Ambassador George F. Kennan writes to the Secretary of State with a lengthy analysis of Soviet policy in an attempt to explain their recent uncooperative behavior. This message would later become famous as the "long telegram."