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  • November 21, 1945

    Telegram from Baku to Moscow, 'The Situation in Iranian Azerbaijan'

    Telegram to top Soviet officials describing strikes made by Azerbaijani partisans against Iranian gendarmerie and popular rallies throughout Iranian Azerbaijan.

  • November 22, 1945

    Telegram from Baku to Moscow, 'Information about Iranian Azerbaijan'

    Report sent to top Soviet officials declaring that all civic institutions are functioning normally under the partisans, and that the partisans are now attempting to peacefully overcome the remaining gendarmerie elements. Notes that they are also preparing for eventual retaliation from the Iranian government.

  • November 23, 1945

    Telegram from Baku to Moscow, 'Information about Iranian Azerbaijan'

    Message sent to top Soviet officials reporting that Iranian troops had advanced on Tabriz and were waiting for reinforcements to engage the Azerbaijani partisans. Also notes that complications may arise as a result of General Derakhshani's institution of martial law in Tabriz.

  • November 24, 1945

    Telegram from Baku to Moscow, 'Information about Iranian Azerbaijan'

    Message sent to top Soviet officials regarding recent hostilities between Azerbaijani partisans and Iranian gendarmerie, but assuring officials that the situation in Iranian Azerbaijan is peaceful and under control. Notes that General Darakhshami is in need of reinforcements. Also describes the procedure undertaken disseminate the appeal and declaration of the Azerbaijani Founding Congress.

  • November 26, 1945

    Telegram from Baku to Moscow, 'The Situation in Iranian Azerbaijan'

    Message sent to top Soviet officials, describing hostilities between Azerbaijani partisans and Iranian gendarmerie, which the partisans attempt to resolve peacefully but must sometimes resort to violence. Notes the "reactionary" rumors of chaos and violence being spread about the new state, but asserts that few believe these once visiting partisan-controlled cities.

  • November 27, 1945

    Telegram from Baku to Moscow, 'The Situation in Iranian Azerbaijan'

    Message to top Soviet officials describing continuing hostilities between Azerbaijani partisans and the Iranian gendarmerie. In the actions described, the partisans are successful, killing very few gendarmes and preferring to disarm the rest.

  • 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.

  • 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 27, 1946

    British Congratulations for Uncovering Thefts

    Short letter thanking Farid Chehab for his assistance in uncovering thefts.

  • March 13, 1946

    Untitled report on an Islamic meeting in Lebanon

    A meeting convenes to discuss the formation of the Islamic Millah Society against the rising unity of Christians in Lebanon.

  • March 13, 1946

    Message from Bagirov to Stalin and Molotov about Withdrawal of Troops from Northern Iran

    Bagirov and Maslennikov report on intelligence activities by all sides following on the withdrawal of Soviet troops from northern Iran.

  • April 05, 1946

    Memo from a Telegraph Report of Ashurov from Tehran

    Memo describing the conclusion of Soviet-Iranian negotiations. A joint communique was adopted with provisions to withdraw Soviet troops from Iran, establish a joint oil company, and conduct reforms in Iranian Azerbaijan.

  • May 08, 1946

    Joseph V. Stalin to Ja'far Pishevari, Leader of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan, 8 May 1946

    Letter to Ja'far Pishevari, leader of the People's Government of Azerbaijan, from Joseph Stalin, explaining the reasons for Soviet withdrawal from Iran. He asserts that by not pulling out their troops from Iran, he would have given the British and the Americans an excuse keep troops stationed around the world.

  • June 05, 1946

    The Uncovering of a Murder

    Letter regarding the murder of Charles Tunisi

  • June 07, 1946

    Gratitude for Uncovering a Theft

    Letter from the interior minister regarding an attached telegram thanking Farid Chehab for recovering stolen goods and police efforts which led to the arrest of Amin Sunduq.

  • July 02, 1946

    Uncovering a Murder

    Letter from Chehab to the Chief of Police in Beirut regarding the murder of Charles Tunisi.

  • July 05, 1946

    Gratitude for Uncovering a Murder

    Letter thanking Chehab for uncovering the murder of Charles Tunisi.

  • October 07, 1946

    Ali Botho/Mustapha al Barazani

    Describes a meeting between Syrian Kurdish leader ‘Alī Būẓū and Muṣṭafá al-Barazānī to discuss a potential partnership between a Kurdish political party and the Soviet Union.

  • October 31, 1946

    Lauding the Police’s Efforts

    Letter from the Attorney General thanking Farid Chehab for assisting the prosecutors in their investigations.

  • November 14, 1946

    Coordination with the Palestinian Police

    Letter to the Foreign minster regarding a cooperation agreement between Lebanese and Palestinian police.