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  • October 07, 1955

    Letter, N. Solodovnik to Cde. A.A. Smirnov, forwarding I. Bakulin's 'Memo about Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the Shah and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Iran'

    This memo includes a brief background about the Shah of Iran, and goes into great depth about the Shah's most recently implemented reforms and policies, as well as his suppression of opposition forces in Iran and Iranian foreign policy that is closely aligned with Western powers. Also discusses Iran's relation with the Soviet Union.

  • November 19, 1955

    Letter to Cde. I. I. Kozlov, 'List of the Main Newspapers and Magazines Published in Tehran'

    This is a list of the main magazines and newspapers published in Tehran. Includes information on the publisher and the circulation of the publication, as well as the general opinion put out by the publication.

  • December 12, 1955

    Letter to the CPSU Central Committee, Request from Radmanesh for Iskanderi and Rust

    This letter from Radmanesh asks the CPSU CC to give Iskanderi and Rust the means for travel to Tajikistan and asks the CP CC of Tajikistan to help them when they are there.

  • December 16, 1955

    Letter to the CPSU Central Committee, Request from Radmanesh for Iskanderi and Rust

    This letter states Radmanesh's request to send NPI CC members Iraj Iskanderi and Reza Rust to Stalinabad in order for them to familiarize themselves with the situation of Iranian emigres in the Tajik SSR. The CPSU agreed to send them with F. F. Voloshin.

  • December 16, 1955

    Letter to Suslov, Secretary of the CPSU CC, from Akhmed Ali Gulam Rzayevich Rasadi, Member of the Bureau of the CC CP of the Azerbaijan Democratic Party 

    This letter from A. G. Rasadi requests a meeting with M. A. Suslov. When Suslov later received him, Rasadi handed over a sealed and classified package.

  • December 17, 1955

    Letter, N. Danilov to B.N. Ponomarev, 'Concerning the Trip of Iranian Cultural Figures to the USSR'

    This informational memo discusses a trip to the USSR made my Iranian cultural figures who visited many of the cultural and artistic centers of the USSR and then returned to Iran speaking very highly of their experience. The memo notes that although their positive statements were published in many newspapers, there were still some reactionaries that tried to discredit the trip.

  • December 28, 1955

    Letter. V. Semenov to the CPSU CC, containing 'Annotation of the "Mardom" Newspaper No. 267 of 8 October 1955'

    This is a review of several newspaper articles from an October 8, 1955 issue. It included stories on the economic and poverty situation in Iran and a suggested solution of increasing trade with the Soviet Union to solve it, as well as commentary that if Iran joins a military pact it will put the military under control of the Americans and British.

  • February 28, 1957

    M. Tarasov, 'Report about the Visit of a USSR Supreme Soviet Delegation to Iran from 20 January to 1 February 1957'

    This report focuses on the delegation of the USSR Supreme Soviet that visited Iran in for several days in 1957 and describes all aspects of the visit in great detail. The conclusion at the end of the trip was that it had been a positive experience and would go far in strengthening the friendship between the two countries.

  • March 01, 1957

    Resolution of the CC of the People's Party of Iran of 1 March 1957 Regarding the Events of February 1949

    Following Naser Fakhr Arai's attempt to kill the Shah in February 1949, the People's Party of Iran faced accusations that it had a direct role in the assassination attempt. The NPI denied any direct role, however contends that executive committee member Kyanuri and Party official Argani were connected in the capacity that they were aware of it. The resolution seeks to explain their character of connection and their degree of responsibility.

  • March 24, 1957

    Statement by Joudat, Chairman of the People's Party of Iran, at the 2nd Party Conference

    This statement was made by Joudat at the 2nd Party Conference of the Azerbayjani Democratic Party in Baku on March 24-25 1957. His statement spoke out against imperialism and the accomplishments of DPA organizations.

  • July 07, 1957

    Resolution of the Central Committee of the People's Party of Iran about the Anti-Party Group

    Following the "Anti-Party Group's" failed removal of Khrushchev as General Secretary of the CPSU, the People's Party of Iran sends a resolution approving of the CPSU CC plenum's actions and the policy of de-Stalinization.

  • February 28, 1959

    Soviet Committee for State Security, Report on Turkmen and Azerbaijan Border Districts with Iran

    In this letter the Committee for State Security reports that Turkmen and Azerbaijan Border Districts had noticed a concentration of Soviet troops near the Iranian border, with some concluding the Soviet Union is beginning a policy of threats towards Iran.

  • June 09, 1965

    Minutes of Conversation between Chivu Stoica and Reza Radmanesh, President of the Tudeh Central Committee Politburo, Bucharest

    Records a conversation between Radmanesh and Chivu Stoica, the president of the Romanian Council of Ministers, shortly after the Shah's 1965 visit to the Soviet Union.

  • August 02, 1967

    Minutes of Conversation between Nicolae Ceaușescu and Reza Radmanesh, President of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Tudeh Party, Bucharest

    Nicolae Ceaușescu and Reza Radmanesh, President of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Tudeh Party, met in Bucharest. Radmanesh discussed the work and goals of the Tudeh Party and how Iran's recent improved interaction with socialist countries was allowing the activity of the party to increase.

  • 1968

    Iranian-Romanian Commercial Relations and Prospects for their Development

    A report on the Romania-Iran economic relationship, including figures regarding; evolution of exchanges, cooperation activities, loan agreements between Iran and other socialist countries, and Iran's foreign trade. Also includes discussion of Iran's foreign policy, which is described as independent with the purpose of defending Iran's national interests.

  • December 07, 1976

    Resolution of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 'Request from the Leadership of People's Party of Iran'

    Resolution of the TsK KPSS Secretariat re a request from the People's Party of Iran that the central committee, either of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party, or the Romanian Communist Party, provide illegal radio broadcasting to Iran for three hours a day.

  • December 14, 1976

    Extract from Minutes No. 36 Para. 64gs from the Central Committee Secretariat, 'Request from the Leadership of the People's Party of Iran'

    The Central Committee resolves to have the Central Committees of SED, CPC, HSWP, and RCP determine who will send illegal, short-wave radio transmissions into Iran, and to have the chosen group send a representative as well as two technical specialists to consider the requirements for said transmissions.

  • January 16, 1979

    Resolution of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 'Request from Comrade N. Kiyanuri'

    Resolution of the TsK KPSS Secretariat re a request from N. Kianouri, Secretary of the People's Party of Iran (PPI) to exchange 15,000 Soviet rubles for German marks and transfer the money to the PPI.

  • January 16, 1979

    Deputy Director of the International Department of the CPSU Central Committee R. Ul'ianovskii, 'Request from Comrade N. Kiyanuri'

    Ulianovskii reports PPI request to exchange 15,000 rubles collected by PPI members in Moscow into FRG Marks for "Party needs."

  • January 23, 1979

    Extract from Minutes No. 143 para. 63gs of the Secretariat of the Central Committee, 'Request from Comrade N. Kiyanuri'

    The CPSU Central Committee resolves, due to a request from N. Kiyanuri, to exchange 15,000 rubles for FRG Marks for the CPSU Central Committee Administration of Affairs.