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Item 235 - Joseph Stalin Catalog 576 (Feb 2020)

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Scarce DS in Cyrillic, one page, 8 x 11.25, August 20, 1937. Official letter issued to Georgy Malenkov, Alexander Alemasov, and Alfred Lepa, which consists of the following orders (translated): "1 To remove Comrade Lepa from the post of the First Secretary of Tatarstan regional committee of AUCP(b), and recall him into the disposal of the Central Committee of the AUCP(b). / 2. Accept the post of the Acting First Secretary of Tatarstan regional committee of AUCP(b) Comrade Alemasov, remove him from the post of the authorized officer of NKVD of Tatarstan." Signed at the conclusion in blue pencil by Stalin. In very good to fine condition, with light wrinkling and toning. Lepa served as the First Secretary of the Tatarstan Communist Party from October 1933 until July 1937, a position that was then assumed by Alemasov for a period lasting from August 26, 1937 until March 9, 1942. A significant document dating to the 'great purge' of the Soviet Union.

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