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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 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.

  • September 27, 1946

    Telegram from Nikolai Novikov, Soviet Ambassador to the US, to the Soviet Leadership

    Soviet Ambassador to the US, Nikolai Novikov, describes the advent of a more assertive US foreign policy. Novikov cautions the Soviet leadership that the Truman administration is bent on imposing US political, military and economic domination around the world. This telegram has, since its discovery in the Russian archives, been labelled the Soviet equivalent of US Ambassador to the Soviet Union George Kennan's "Long telegram."

  • 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 04, 1946

    Directorate of the MVD Border Troops of the Azerbaijan District

    Directorate of the MVD Border Troops of the Azerbaijan District to recheck information about a possible scheme to bribe the leaders of the Shahseven tribes during a conference.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • September 18, 1947

    Text of Speech Delivered by A.Y. Vyshinsky at the General Assembly of the United Nations, September 18, 1947

    The Soviet Union's response to George Marshall's September 17, 1947, speech at the UNGA. Vyshinsky offers the Soviet Union's position on arms control, nuclear weapons, the UN, Korea, Greece, and other issues raised by Marshall

  • March 27, 1949

    Report to HE the Director of the Sûreté Générale, Emir Farid Chehab, 'Some Information about the Situation in Iraq and Amman'

    Letter to Emir Chehab regarding the political situation in Iraq and Communism in Iraq.

  • 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.

  • July 25, 1949

    Palestinian Communist Declaration

    The Journalist informer reproduces a declaration accusing King 'Abd Allāh of serving colonialism in an upcoming trip to Tehran.

  • July 26, 1949

    Untitled report on Soviet commercial activities in Lebanon and Syria

    Short document on Russian efforts to obtain information on the economic situation in Syria and Lebanon, Soviet attempts sign a trade agreement with Syria.

  • August 08, 1949

    Untitled report on a meeting of Communist parties

    A meeting of Communist Parties endorses future activities and plans to counter Turkish, Syrian, and other regional anti-communist plans.

  • September 17, 1949

    Report of the Deputy Chief of the GPU (Main Political Administration) of the Armed Forces of the USSR, S. Shatilov, to Politburo member G. Malenkov on the Dismissal of Tiul'panov

  • October 28, 1949

    M. Maksimov, 'The National Front in Iran'

    Memorandum describing the "National Front" movement in Iran. Notes that one of the organizers, Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh, is anti-USSR and should be opposed. Also asserts that the pro-Great Britain tendencies of other members of the movement indicate that it is receiving support from the British.

  • November 19, 1949

    Activities of the Lebanese Communist Party

    List of publications, meetings, strikes, and other activities by the Communist Party of Lebanon in 1946.

  • 1950

    Excerpt from a Dissertation by M.I. Ivanova in the CC CPSU Academy of Social Sciences

    An excerpt from M.I. Ivanova's dissertation which quotes a decision by the Central Committee of the Iranian Communist Party (ICP).