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  • February 01, 1946

    Letter, M.D. Bagirov to Cdes. Kafar-Zade, Yemel’yanov, Yakubov, T., and Atakishiyev

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

  • February, 1946

    M. D. Bagirov, 'Concerning the Participation of Party, Soviet, Cultural, Military, and Other Workers of the Azerbaijan SSR in Organizing and Supporting the National Liberation Movement in Iran[ian] 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 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 23, 1946

    General-Major Yemel’yanov, People’s Commissar of State Security of the Azerbaijan SSR, 'Memo on the Amount of Weapons Sent to Iranian Azerbaijan'

    A memo listing the numbers of weapons sent to Iranian Azerbaijan from the Azerbaijan SSR, including what is currently available.

  • 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 Atakishiyev, Kerimov, Ibragimov, and Gasanov to Bagirov on April 4 meeting with Pishevari

    Description of an April 4th meeting with Pishevari, President of the Azerbaijan People's Government in Iranian Azerbaijan, listing his conditions for talks with Teheran. Pishevari is reportedly nervous about what will happen to the separatist movement.

  • 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

    Message from Bagirov on April 7 meeting with Pishevari

    Bagirov describes a conversation with Pishevari on events in Iranian Afghanistan. He also describes Pishevari's separate meetings with representatives from the Tudeh party and the British and American consuls in Tabriz.

  • April 14, 1946

    Telegram from Bagirov to Stalin about the situation in Southern Azerbaijan

    A telegram from Bagirov to Stalin about violent attacks on Soviet citizens and pro-Soviet Iranians in Iranian Azerbaijan.

  • April 20, 1946

    Letter from Bagirov to Stalin and Molotov about Qavam delaying talks with the Iranian Azerbaijani government

    A letter from Bagirov to Stalin and Molotov about Qavam delaying talks with the Iranian Azerbaijani government and the presence of offensive Iranian troops.

  • April 22, 1946

    Message from Bagirov to Stalin and Molotov on Qavam’s trip to Moscow.

    A letter from Bagirov to Stalin and Molotov about public opinion of Qavam’s trip to Moscow and the Iranian-Soviet negotiations. It also requests advice about establishing a bank 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.

  • May 20, 1946

    Memo from General-Major Atakishiyev Regarding the Substance of the Telegram of Cde. Silin from Moscow

    The Deputy Minister of State Security of the Azerbaijan SSR advises that all orders and advice from Soviet representatives should be given verbally, rather than in writing.

  • June 06, 1946

    Memo per a Telegraph Message from Tehran

    Soviet Ambassador Sadchikov forwards a proposal from the Iranian government to reorganize the administration of Iranian Azerbaijan and settle with the separatist government there. Sadchikov recommends accepting the proposal.

  • December 02, 1946

    Message from Bagirov to Stalin with Reply of the Azerbaijani Democrats

    Bagirov forwards a request from leaders of the Azerbaijani Democratic Party asking Stalin for military assistance against Iranian forces.

  • December 09, 1946

    Memo to Bagirov from Kuliyev about Qavam

    Report that the Prime Minister of Iran, Qavam, has dispatched troops to Iranian Azerbaijan to attack the separatist government.

  • December 09, 1946

    Memo via a Telegraph Message from Tabriz

    Forwarding a message from the leaders of the Azerbaijan Democratic Party begging for military aid from the Soviet Union against Iranian forces.

  • July 22, 1949

    From the Journal of A. A. Gromyko, 'Reception of the Ambassador of Iran in Moscow Nader Arasteh, 21 July 1949'

    A list of outstanding issues between the governments of Iran and the Soviet Union, delivered by the Iranian ambassador in Moscow to A. A. Gromyko. The issues include debts owed to the National Bank of Iran, the USSR's failure to remove wartime infrastructure and return Iranian property, and control of the Iranian fishing industry.