April 06, 1945
Telephoned Telegram from Deputy Chairman of the Allied Control Commission in Bulgaria S. S. Biryuzov to A. Va. Vyshinsky
Biryuzov reports about a possible governmental crisis in Bulgaria.
April 06, 1945
Record of Conversation Between V. M. Molotov and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yugoslavia I. Ivan Šubašić
Molotov and Ivan Šubašić discuss Yugoslavia's economic cooperation with the Allied Powers and its territorial problems.
April 17, 1945
Special Report from General-Major Yegnarov to USSR People’s Commissar of Internal Affairs, General Commissar of State Security, Cde. L.P. Beria
General Yegnarov reports on the Ili rebel army's capture of 220 Chinese troops and their cache of weapons in Torgustay and a subsequent rebel seizure of Chinese weapons in Takiantsan.
April 22, 1945
Letter from Alihan Tore to Commander-in-Chief Marshal Stalin
Shakirjan praises Stalin and the Soviet Union, emphasizing that the Ili rebels' victory over the Chinese government is contingent on the continued receipt of Soviet aid.
April 24, 1945
Letter from Special Agent in Charge E. E. Conroy to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover
Further investigation into a proposed organization for the exchange of Soviet and American films is not considered necessary.
April 29, 1945
Report from L. Beria and A. Vyshinsky to Cde. I.V. Stalin
Beria and Vyshinsky summarize the prevailing conditions in the Ili District of Xinjiang, describing the equipment and foodstuffs seized by the rebels, the extent of Chinese army losses, and the provisional government headed by Alihan Tore Shakirjan. Urging Stalin to support the Ili Muslims' liberation movement, they offer suggestions for future actions in support of the rebel army.
May 02, 1945
Memorandum by Sir Orme Sargent, Deputy Under-Secretary at the Foreign Office, to Winston Churchill
Sir Orme Sargent suggests that the recent Soviet hardening towards Great Britain is due to the influence of Stalin's ministers; connects chilled relations with situation in Austria and Poland.
May 08, 1945
Act of Military Surrender, Germany
English text of the official act of military surrender to the Allied and Soviet forces signed by German High Command.
May 11, 1945
Letter from L. Beria to Cde. I.V. Stalin
Molotov reports that he is sending Stalin a letter from Alihan Tore Shakirjan, the Chairman of the Provisional Government of East Turkestan.
May 17, 1945
Documents Section, Captured Personnel and Material Branch, Report No. 127, enclosing a Translation of a Polish Report Made by Lt. Col. Stefan Mossor on April 21, 1943 on the Katyn Woods Atrocities
This translated document is an eye witness account and summary of a visit Stefan Mossor made to the mass graves in Katyn while he was a German POW.
May 28, 1945
Report concerning the Work of the Xinjiang Provincial Party Comittee from January 1943 through March 1945
A report on the Xinjiang Provincial Party Committee, from its founding in 1943 through early 1945.
June 02, 1945
Letter from L. Beria to Cde. I.V. Stalin of the State Defense Committee and Cde. V.M. Molotov of the Council of People's Commissars
Beria describes a meeting between NKVD Lt. Col. Prokopyuk and Shakirjan at which Shakirjan suggested renewing active rebel operations, emphasizing that the lack of combat is beginning to demoralize the Muslim population.
June 04, 1945
Notes by Wilhelm Pieck on a Consultation with Stalin, Molotov, Zhdanov
Meeting notes on the situation in Germany.
June 08, 1945
Cable, Summary of Averell Harriman Meeting with Stalin and Molotov
Harriman updates the President on the adverse relations between the USSR and the United States; observes that Stalin cannot understand the United State's interest in establishing an independent Poland.
June 21, 1945
Decree of the GOKO [State Defense Committee] No. 9168SS, 'Geological Prospecting Work for Oil in Northern Iran'
Decree ordering '"Azneft" [Azerbaijani Oil] Association to supervise geological prospecting for oil deposits in northern Iran under the direction of Narkomneft, the USSR Oil Ministry.
June 22, 1945
Exceprt on Xinjiang from Minutes No. 46 of the VKP(b) CC Politburo Meetings
The CPSU Central Committee announces various measures to support the rebels in Ili, Xinjiang, and the East Turkestan Republic (ETR).
June 28, 1945
Record of I. V. Stalin's Conversation with Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia Z. Fierlinger and Deputy Foreign Minister V. Clementis
Stalin and Fierlinger discuss the issues of Transcarpathian Ukraine, tobacco in Czechoslovakia, American troops in Czechoslovakia, the Teshin Region, and the development of the Czechoslovak army.
June 30, 1945
Meeting between Marshal Stalin and Dr. Soong
Stalin and Chinese Minister Soong discuss the necessity of warm relations between China and the Soviet Union; Stalin pledges to support China's position.
July 01, 1945
Cable, Summary of Averell Harriman Meeting with T. V. Soong
Harriman reports on a conversation with Chinese Minister Soong about his meeting with Stalin. Soong reports that China and the USSR wish to establish close ties; Harriman encourages Soong on this point.
Message from Averell Harriman to the President and Secretary of State
Harriman reports on Chiang Kai-Shek and Stalin's bartering over the status of Outer Mongolia. Chiang refuses to recognize its independence now, but offers to hold a plebiscite after the war.