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N. Petrovsky, S.G. Petrov

On confiscation of church valuables

Cipher telegram of the secretary of the Ivanovo-Voznesensk provincial committee of the RCP (b) I. I. Korotkov to the Central Committee of the RCP (b) on the situation in the city of Shuya.

March 20, 1922

No. 23-20

March 20, 1922

Received for decryption 21 / IIІ 1922


Moscow Central Committee of the RCP.

In addition to telegram No. 234, we inform you that in Shuya on March 14, 4 Red Army men were beaten and wounded, [,] of them were badly commanders, three citizens were beaten, 8 were wounded, according to the Health Department, no Red Army soldiers were killed. On March 16, a delegate meeting of workers spoke in favor of the withdrawal, deciding to clarify the meaning of the incident. On the 17th, at a meeting of workers, participants in the crowd from the Executive Committee and the Ukom spoke about the events, the meeting recognized the actions of the authorities as correct and protest against the actions of the priests. A number of other working conferences are related as well, requiring a quick withdrawal. Ivanov meetings in the garrison, factories, Teikov [,] Kineshma meetings of the Red Army men, workers make decisions on the seizure. Lezhneve was a performance that was liquidated quickly and safely [,] the values have not yet been taken.

20 / III - 22 g.


-                      L. 25. Typewritten original on the form of the cipher telegram of the Central Committee of the RCP (b). On the document in the left corner there is a handwritten resolution: “For the information [of the members of the PB and Comrade Lenin. 21 / III. (V. M.) ". Handwritten label: " Fulfilled ". A handwritten note on the document's belonging to the proceedings of the Politburo meeting, minutes No. 114, item 5 of March 20, 1922 (No. 23-17). Incoming number of the Central Committee of the RCP (b) with the date "23 / III.22".

RTSKHIDNI, f. 5, op. 2, d.48, l. 32. Uncertified typewritten copy of the time. Above the text of the telegram is the mailing address: “FOR ALL

MEMBERS           OF               THE     POLITBURO         FOR               INFORMATION

Comrade. LENIN, TROTSKY, ZINOVIEV, STALIN, KAMENEV, MOLOTOV ". Stamp "Comrade Lenin's Archive" with handwritten date "24 / III-22" and the incoming number. Handwritten outgoing number of the Central Committee of the RCP (b) with the date "23 / III.22". The text is written by hand: "about events."

-                      GARF, f. 1235, op. 140, d. 60, l. 408. Typewritten copy made on March 23, 1922 and certified by the clerk of the office of the chairman of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic. Above is a record of acquaintance, an autograph: “A. B [eloborodov] ". Below is a typewritten note: “(Copies were sent 23 / 3-22 to comrades Sapronov and Unshlikht)”. Above the text of the document is the same mailing address. Above the typewritten number of the Central Committee of the RCP (b) with the same date. Stamp "SECRETARIAT R.V.S.R." with handwritten date "March 23, 1922" and the incoming number.