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Politburo And The Church, Kremlin Archives
N. Petrovsky, S.G. Petrov
On the trials in the case of St. Petersburg, Moscow and other priests and Polish priests in Belarus.
JV Stalin's note to the members of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the RCP (b) on voting by poll to approve the death sentence of two priests in the case of Shuya clergy and believers. May 2, 1922
Members of the Politburo
T.t. TOMSKY, RYKOV, MOLOTOV.
Forwarded for poll of the Members of the Politburo.
A session of the Revolutionary Tribunal in Ivanovo-Voznesensk sentenced to execution two priests 1 ; Comrade Kalinin proposes to cancel the decision of the Revolutionary Tribunal;
T.t. Stalin, Trotsky and Lenin, on the contrary, propose not to cancel the decision of the Revolutionary Tribunal.
Secretary of the Central Committee I. Stalin
- L. 2. Typewritten original on the letterhead of the Central Committee of the RCP (b), signature - facsimile. Date, month and last digit of the year of the date in handwritten form. Round stamp: "RUSSIAN COMMUNIST PARTY BOLSHEVIKS", in the center with the monogram "Central Committee". The stamp confirming that the document belongs to the proceedings of the Politburo meeting, minutes No. 5, item 23 of May 4, 1922 (No. 24-5). In the upper right corner there is a stamp of the Secret Archives of the Central Committee of the CPSU (b) with an inventory number.
- L. 3. Handwritten draft original, autograph (?). In the lower right corner there is a stamp indicating that the document belongs to the proceedings of the Politburo meeting, minutes No. 5, paragraph 23 of May 4, 1922 (No. 24-5). Unlike the typewritten white paper, the address and surnames of the addressees are missing; the formula of the survey is as follows: “For the survey of PB members”. Before the words “Comrade. Kalinin ”the word “ Presidium ”was deleted . The word "vice versa" is written above the line. At the end of the text, the words: "Please vote."
Notes and Comments:
1 We are talking about the verdict passed on April 25, 1922 in the city of Ivanovo-Voznesensk by the visiting session of the Supreme Tribunal in the case of the events in the city of Shuya (No. P109). The tribunal sentenced to death the priests Ivan Stepanovich Rozhdestvensky, Pavel Mikhailovich Svetozarov and the layman Pyotr Ivanovich Yazykov. See also # 24-2, 24-3, 24-5.