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  • 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.

  • November 05, 1945

    Changes to the US Government Proposal about the Far East Commission

    Soviet changes to the American proposal for the Far East Commission, presented to Ambassador Harriman in a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs Molotov.

  • November 05, 1945

    Changes to the US Government Proposal regarding the Control Mechanism for Japan

    Soviet changes to the American proposal for the Allied Military Council for Japan, presented to Ambassador Harriman in a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs Molotov.

  • November 05, 1945

    From the Journal of V.M. Molotov, 'The Reception of US Ambassador Harriman, 5 November 1945 at 1900'

    Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs V. M. Molotov and American Ambassador to the Soviet Union W. Averell Harriman discuss proposed Soviet changes to the control mechanism and Far East Commission in Japan.

  • November 06, 1945

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

    Molotov, Beria, Malenkov, and Mikoyan request approval from Stalin to help a Japanese Communist and his wife return to Japan, as well as to provide assistance to other Japanese anti-fascists in China intent on returning to Japan.

  • November 06, 1945

    Cable, Molotov to Cde. Stalin

    Molotov asks Stalin to approve his draft of a telegram to Ulan Bator on securing official recognition from China for the Mongolian People's Republic's independence and establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries.

  • November 09, 1945

    From the Journal of V.M. Molotov, 'The Reception of US Ambassador Harriman, 9 November 1945 at 1900'

    Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs Molotov and American Ambassador to the Soviet Union Harriman discuss lingering misunderstandings, questions, and disagreements between their two countries on the Allied Military Council and Far East Commission in Japan.

  • November 09, 1945

    Note Presented to V.M. Molotov by US Ambassador Mr. Harriman

    The United States rejects the majority of the proposed Soviet changes to the control mechanism (Allied Military Council) and Far East Commission, expressing frustration at the Soviet Union’s unwillingness to commit to the American proposals in the unofficial bilateral negotiations.

  • November 10, 1945

    Cable No. 3550, Stalin to Cdes. Molotov, Beria, Malenkov, and Mikoyan

    Stalin discusses Soviet reception of a speech in which Winston Churchill praised Russia and Stalin, the need to exclude viticulture and fruit-growing from the People’s Commissariat of Industrial Crops, and the urgency with which Soviet diplomats should be withdrawn from the regions in which Mao Zedong's troops are operating lest the Soviets be accused of organizing the Chinese civil war.

  • November 11, 1945

    Telegram via VcH from Stalin to Cde. Molotov

    Stalin asks Molotov for edits on reply to the American rejection of proposed Soviet changes to the control mechanism and Far East Commission for Japan.

  • November 12, 1945

    Molotov to Cde. Stalin

    Molotov agrees with Stalin's drafted reply to the United States on behalf of the four (himself, Beria, Malenkov, and Mikoyan).

  • November 12, 1945

    Memorandum Presented to Mr. Harriman by V. M. Molotov on 12 November 1945

    This Soviet reply to the American government attempts to lay out Soviet changes to American proposals for a control mechanism and Far East Commission in Japan and provides justification for those changes.