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Stalin to Boytsov on the investigation of the facts of illegal actions of the NKVD officers. December 12, 1938
A source: 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. 629. Archive: RGASPI. F. 558. Op. 11.D. 58.L. 64. Original. Typescript.
December 12, 1938
No. 1364 / sh
Eagle. Secretary of the regional committee Boytsov
I received your message about the false testimony of the six arrested. Similar reports are received from different places, as well as complaints against the former Peopleʹs Commissar Yezhov that, as a rule, he did not respond to such signals. These complaints were one of the reasons for Yezhovʹs removal. Your message has been forwarded to the NKVD for urgent investigation.
Source; Transcripts from the Soviet Archives, Svitlana M, Erdogan A