31 January 1938* (Pb 57/48) Great Terror

Dealing with “Anti-Soviet Elements”. Politburo accepts NKVD request to increase quotas for 1st category arrests (executions) and 2nd category arrests (sent to camps) in 22 Republics and Regions across the USSR. [Russian: 31 January 1938, Pb 57-48] total 2 pp. ==================================== [page one of two] Return within 24 hoursto the Central Committee Special Sector STRICTLY SECRET(From … Continue reading 31 January 1938* (Pb 57/48) Great Terror

31 October 1937* [NKVD] Kuibyshev

Letter from A. FRENKEL (Kuibyshev) to NKVD chief YEZHOV: malfunctioning of special troika, unburied bodies of "Enemies of the People", and poor safety measures during interrogation. [Russian: 31 October 1937] Two pages. ======================================= [page one of two] Comrade Yezhov! I consider it my duty to advise you of the following facts that have been made known … Continue reading 31 October 1937* [NKVD] Kuibyshev

25 December 1962* (3265-S) Execution dates

KGB report (Semichastny). Change in procedures for informing relatives about prisoners’ date of execution in the Stalin era [Russian: 25 December 1962, 3265-S] four pages. =================================== [page one of three] Top Secret USSR Committee for State Security [KGB] of the USSR Council of Ministers 25 December 1962, No. 3265-S Moscow To the CPSU Central Committee … Continue reading 25 December 1962* (3265-S) Execution dates

17 February 1938* (Pb 58/57) Ukraine

NKVD in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic requests an increase of 30,000 people in Ukraine's quota for executions and arrests. Politburo agrees.   [Russian: 17 February 1938, Pb 58-57] ============================== [page one of one] Workers of All Lands, Unite! STRICTLY SECRET(Special File) CENTRAL COMMITTEEof the All-Union Communist Party (of Bolsheviks) Pb 58/57 17 February 1938 To … Continue reading 17 February 1938* (Pb 58/57) Ukraine