DOCUMENT 48

 

Letter from Dimitrov to Andreev requesting help in identifying Baltic and Polish comrades for Comintern work.

 

TO THE SECRETARY OF THE CC VKP(B)

Com. ANDREEV A. A.

After the arrest of the former leaders and representatives of the Communist parties of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in Moscow as enemies of the people, sincere communists in those countries have been left disoriented and with no connections to the Comintern. We do not now have a single reliable comrade from these parties here in Moscow on whom we could count to establish connections or to send eventually to the country.

Meanwhile, there is in the USSR, no doubt, a number of tested Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian and Polish communists, members of the VKP(b), who could be used to rebuild the leading organs of the corresponding parties and to renew party work [there].

In view of this, the ECCI Secretariat asks the CC VKP(b) to select a group of comrades to be used for work in the Communist parties of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland Lithuanians, Latvians, Estonians, Poles, 2-3 of each -- [they should be] VKP(b) members.

All these comrades have to be fluent in the native language.

 

General Secretary of the ECCI

/G. DIMITROV/

3. 1. 39.

Sent under number 1.

 

RGASPI, f. 495, op. 74, d. 625, l. 1.

Original in Russian. Typewritten.

 

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