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Directive of the Soviet People’s Commissar of Communications № 203/8500 “On establishing telegraph communication with Teheran”

21–22 November 1943
Central Archive of the Russian Ministry of Defence

In order to establish uninterrupted telegraph communication with Teheran, I instruct... Mr. A. Ostroumov, director of the Moscow Central Telegraph, to introduce, until further notice, special round-the-clock shifts of technical personnel on Teheran lines 1 and 2 in order to assure continuous communication with Teheran.