NKVD in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic requests an increase of 30,000 people in Ukraine’s quota for executions and arrests. Politburo agrees. [R 17 February 1938, Pb 58-57]
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Workers of All Lands, Unite!
of the All-Union Communist Party (of Bolsheviks)
17 February 1938
To Comrade Frinovsky
Abstract from the Minutes of meeting No 58 of the Politburo
of the VKP (b) Central Committee
Resolution of 17 February 1938
- Request from NKVD
Permit the Ukraine NKVD to carry out further arrests  of kulak and such anti-Soviet elements and to consider their cases at troikas by raising the quota for the Ukraine NKVD by 30,000.
Central Committee secretary
 Other reports for 1938 indicate a breakdown between 1st and 2nd category “arrests”, see 31 January 1938*, Pb 57/48 and 4 February 1938*
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Translation, John Crowfoot