Encrypted telegram to Stalin and Yezhov from Yuly Kaganovich: a request to increase the quota for executions and arrests in the Gorky Region and extend the deadline until 20 March. [R 4 February 1938, No 95-III]
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TOP SECRET TO BE RETURNED WITHIN 48 HOURS
[Decree of the Central Committee Politburo, 5 May 1927
order No 100, item 5 
To Comrades Stalin, Yezhov and Sector 2
Sent: 10.11 pm, 4 February 1938. Reached VKP(b) Central Committee
on 4 February 1938, 11.50 pm
Incoming No. 95/III
To: Comrade STALIN, VKP (b) Central Committee, Moscow
The work of the troika is completed. Within the quota for this Region 9,600 kulaks, SRs, rebels and other anti-Soviet elements have been sentenced. In addition, some kulak and White Army elements conducting subversive activities have been discovered . In total, up to nine thousand kulak anti-Soviet elements are registered in the Region.
The regional Party committee requests additional quotas of 3,000 for 1st category arrests [execution] and 2,000 2nd category arrests, and to extend the deadline until 20 March.
Yu. Kaganovich , secretary of the VKP(b) Regional committee
Printed 5 February 1938, 11.15 am, [indecipherable] Chechulin
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