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Stalin on the arrests of the leadership of the Nakhichevan ASSR. September 26, 1937
Cipher telegram I.V. Stalin in the Central Committee of the Communist Party (Bolsheviks) of Azerbaijan on the arrests of the leadership of the Nakhichevan ASSR. September 26, 1937
Lubyanka. Stalin and the Main Department of State Security of the NKVD. Stalinʹs archive. Documents of the supreme bodies of party and state power. 1937‐1938. ‐ M .: MFD, 2004, p. 380.
RGASPI. F. 558. Op. 11.D. 57.L. 99. Original. Typescript.
September 26, 1937
No. 1566 / sh
Baku. Central Committee of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan BAGIROV
The Central Committee of the CPSU (b) authorizes the arrest of Usein Rakhmanov and Hasan Rakhmanov. We ask you to thoroughly cleanse the Nakhichevan republic, polluted by Hasan Rakhmanov, from all evil spirits. Keep in mind that Nakhrespublika is the most dangerous point in the entire Transcaucasia. A real Bolshevik proven leadership must be installed there. Yusuf Kasimov will be directed to you.