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  • August 27, 1945

    Report from Cde. Yegnarov to Cde. Beria

    Yegnarov reports on several successful Red Army military operations in the Ili District at the end of August, including Firsov's seizure of Chinese supply trucks and the forced retreat of a Chinese brigade by Leskin's cavalry brigade. He also notes a raid on Kobuk by Chinese aircraft, which killed four Soviet soldiers.

  • August 29, 1945

    Cable from Kuz’ma Derevyanko to Aleksei Antonov

    Report concerning the division of occupied territory in the Pacific between the Soviet Union and the United States.

  • August 30, 1945

    Record of Conversation between Soviet Ambassador in China Apollon Petrov and Zhou Enlai

    Zhou Enlai discusses the agenda for upcoming talks with Chiang Kai-shek and the Chinese Nationalist Party.

  • September 05, 1945

    Report from L. Beria to Cde. I.V. Stalin, V.M. Molotov, and Cde. G.M. Malenkov

    Beria reports on the progress of the rebel movement in Xinjiang at the end of August, including information on the locations of the rebels' active operations, their armed forces, Chinese prisoners of war, and recent rebel casualties. He also describes the Chinese Armed Forces' likely responses to recent rebel advances in the Ili District.

  • September 06, 1945

    Record of Conversation between Soviet Ambassador in China Apollon Petrov and Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai and Wang Ruofei

    Mao discusses the progress of talks with Chiang Kai-shek and the Chinese Nationalist Party.

  • September 15, 1945

    The Situation in Xinjiang

    The Central Committee of the CPSU reports that the rebels in the East Turkestan Republic (ETR), or northern Xinjiang, have requested that the Soviet Union mediate between the Chinese Nationalist Government and the ETR.

  • October 05, 1945

    Record of Conversation between Soviet Ambassador in China Apollon Petrov and Zhou Enlai and Wang Ruofei

    They discuss the results of negotiations with the Chinese Nationalist Party and Chiang Kai-shek's political and military position.

  • October 10, 1945

    Record of Conversation between Soviet Ambassador in China Apollon Petrov and Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai and Wang Ruofei

    Mao discusses negotiations with Chiang Kai-shek and the political and military position of the Chinese Nationalist Party.

  • October 15, 1945

    L. Beria to Cde. V.M. Molotov

    Beria writes that Osman Batur does not intend to recognize the East Turkestan Republic. Instead, Osman will create an independent state in Altai, in part due to the support of Choibalsan.

  • October 30, 1945

    Telegram, Molotov to Cde. Stalin

    Draft reply to Malinovsky concerning Soviet troops in Manchuria, including instructions to avoid responsibilities for the security of Manchuria; allow the Chinese government's representatives to land at Huludao and Yingkou; allow the Chinese planes to land at Fengtian and Changchun

  • October 30, 1945

    Proposal regarding the Control Mechanism for Japan

    The American proposal for the Allied Military Council in Japan, given to Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs V. M. Molotov during his October 30, 1945, meeting with Ambassador Harriman.

  • October 30, 1945

    From the Journal of V.M. Molotov, 'Reception of US Ambassador Harriman at 2200 30 October 1945'

    Notes on an October 1945 conversation between Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs V. M. Molotov and American Ambassador to the Soviet Union W. Averell Harriman on the American proposal for a control mechanism for Japan.

  • October 30, 1945

    Proposed Changes to the Working Conditions of the Far East Consultative Commission

    Proposed changes for the Far East Consultative Commission given to Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs V. M. Molotov during his October 30, 1945, meeting with American Ambassador W. Averell Harriman.

  • November 01, 1945

    From the Journal of V.M. Molotov, 'The Reception of US Ambassador Harriman, 1 November 1945 at 1930'

    Notes on a 1945 conversation between Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs V. M. Molotov and United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union W. Averell Harriman on the American-led Far East Commission and Military Council in Japan.

  • November 03, 1945

    Cable, V. Molotov, L. Beria, G. Malenkov, and A. Mikoyan to Cde. Stalin

    Draft of reply to United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union W. Averell Harriman containing Soviet proposals for structural and procedural changes to the Allied Military Council in Japan, submitted for Stalin's approval.

  • November 03, 1945

    Telegram from Cde. Yegnarov and Cde. Langvang to Cde. Beria

    Yegnarov forwards to Stalin a letter from Alihan Tore Shakirjan, in which he describes Chinese oppression of the people in Eastern Turkestan and requests Soviet assistance with their "revolutionary struggle."

  • November 03, 1945

    From the Journal of V.M. Molotov, 'The Reception of US Ambassador Harriman at 2330 3 November 1945'

    Responding to questions posed by Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs V. M. Molotov at an earlier meeting, American Ambassador W. Averell Harriman attempts to explain several finer points on the structure and function of the Far East Commission and Allied Military Council in Japan.

  • November 04, 1945

    Cable, L. Beria, G. Malenkov, and A. Mikoyan to Cde. Stalin

    Lavrenty Beria, Georgii Malenkov, and Anastas Mikoyan confirm the Politburo's decision to rebuke Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs V. M. Molotov for voicing unofficial opinions in a conversation with American Ambassador Harriman. Molotov registers his agreement with the rebuke and vows not to repeat his mistake.

  • November 04, 1945

    Cable No. 3523, Stalin to Cdes. Molotov, Beria, Malenkov, and Mikoyan

    Stalin responds with edits to a draft reply to American Ambassador Harriman's note on the control mechanism for Japan. Stalin counters Harriman's claim that he had agreed to give Allied Supreme Commander Douglas McArthur final say in Japan, and rebukes Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs Molotov for expressing unauthorized opinions in a meeting with Harriman.

  • November 04, 1945

    Cable, V. Molotov, L. Beria, G. Malenkov, and A. Mikoyan to Cde. Stalin

    Soviet changes to American proposals for the control mechanism and Far East Commission in Japan, drafted in response to objections Stalin raised in a telegram on November 4, 1945.