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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 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.

  • November 08, 1979

    Information about a Conversation of Comrade Hermann Axen, Member of the Politburo and Secretary of the Central Committee, with Comrade Nureddin Kianouri, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran

    East German Politburo member Hermann Axen and First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran Noureddin Kianouri discuss the Iranian revolution and the place of the Tudeh Party within Khomeini's Iran.

  • October 28, 1980

    Winkelman, 'Information for the Politburo: General Communique of the Central Committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran and the Central Committee of the Iraq Communist Party'

    The Central Committees of the Iraqi Communist Party and Iranian Tudeh Party condemn Iraqi aggression against Iran, support Palestinian rights against what they view as "Zionist aggressors," and criticize American imperialism in the region.

  • April 14, 1981

    Announcement by Hungarian Prime Minister György Lázár on the new Soviet position concerning the shipment of arms to Iraq and Iran at the HSWP Political Committee meeting on 14 April 1981

    György Lázár informs the Political Committee that the Soviet Union intends to lift their embargo on the transportation of military hardware to Iran and Iraq.

  • February 21, 1983

    Information about Anti-Communist Activities in Iran

    Report and analysis of arrests of Tudeh (People's Party of Iran) leaders and other forms of repression against the Tudeh Party.

  • May 01, 1983

    'Iranian Intelligence Service IRNA: "More on Espionage Confession from Leaders of the Tudeh Party"'

    The leader of the Tudeh Party, Noureddin Kianouri, confesses to sharing information with the Soviet Union and using his Party to aid in Soviet espionage.