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Stalinʹs note to L.M. Kaganovich and V.M. Molotov on the prohibition of travel by foreign correspondents in the USSR. 19 February 1933
A source: The tragedy of the Soviet village. Collectivization and dispossession. Documents and materials Volume 3. End of 1930 ‐ 1933.
Moscow ROSSPEN 2000. Pp. 644‐645
Archive: RGASPI. F. 558. Op. 11.D. 741. L. 3. Copy.
I.V. Stalinʹs note to L.M. Kaganovich and V.M. Molotov on the prohibition of travel by foreign correspondents in the USSR 1 *
February 19, 1933 at the earliest 2 *
Do you know who allowed American correspondents in Moscow to travel to the Kuban?
They concocted vileness about the situation in the Kuban (see their correspondence). We must put an end to this and forbid these gentlemen to travel around the USSR. There are so many spies in the USSR.
1 * In the upper right corner there is a resolution: “This is an ugly business. It should be discussed in the Central Committee. Molotov. Kaganovich ʺ.
2 * The document is a copy made by the staff of the Politburo archive. Under the text there is a note: ʺMessages from American correspondents ‐ Bulletin not for the press No. 49 of February 19, 1933 ‐ see the case of foreign correspondents and the diplomatic corps, group No. 46ʺ. On the back of the document there is an inscription: ʺFor the original, see [Stalinʹs] personal archive, section correspondence with