State Defense Committee

February 26, 1944

To comrade Stalin

The operation to evict the Chechens and Ingushs runs normally. By the evening of February 25 342 thousand 647 people are shipped in trains. 86 trains sent to the places of new settlement from the loading station.


GARF. F.R-9401. Op.2. D.64. L.160


From the report of the People’s Commissar of Internal Affairs of the USSR L. Beria

February 29, 1944

From Alma-Ata

Preparations for the reception and resettlement of the special settlers in the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic have been mostly completed on February, 25. Special settlers is being settled in the collective farms – 309 000 people, State farms – 42 000 people, in companies – 49 000 people. 1 590 cars, 57 thousands of wagons, 103 tractors are mobilized for delivery…

145 regional and 375 village NKVD special commandant’s offices arranged in the areas of the settlements with 1 358 people of staff.

Nasedkin, Bogdanov

GARF. F.R-9479. Op.1. D.182. L.62, 64.


From a letter to Secretary of Grozny Regional Committee of the RCP (b) P. Cheplakov to G.M.Malenkov

In February of 1944, 32 110 households of Chechens and Ingushs was deported to Central Asia from 11 districts of the former Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Republic, joined the newly formed region of Grozny. By order of the CPC of the USSR on March 9, 1944, 6 800 households were resettled in specified areas of the Stavropol territory, 5,892 households of collective farmers from Grozny region (residents of Grozny ) were resettled in rural areas of the former Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, and totally until May 15, 1944, in the village, inhabited by Chechens and Ingush, 12,692 families were moved in the villages, where Chechens and Ingushs lived, out of which 65 collective farms were organized. The number of people moved was 40% from the number of people deported. 22 villages remained unpopulated and 20 villages were occupied partially.

CHGNA. F.220. Op.1. D.26. L.113.

P. Cheplakov offered to resettle in the Grozny area another 5000 households from a separate land-poor areas of the Mordvin ASSR, Tambov, Penza, Ryazan, Ulyanovsk, Saratov, Gorki, Yaroslavl and other regions until October 1944.



State Defense Committee

March 1, 1944

To comrade Stalin

I report about the outcome of the operation of eviction of Chechens and Ingushs. Eviction was launched on February,23 in most areas, except for highland settlements.

To February 29, 478,479 people, including 91,250 Ingushs evacuated and loaded into trains. 180 trains are loaded, of which 159 trains had already been sent to the place of a new settlement.

Trains with former senior officials and religious authorities of the Chechen-Ingushetia, which were used during the operation, sent today.

6 thousand Chechens remain not evicted from some points of Galanchozh district because of the large snowfall and lack of roads, their transportation and loading will be completed in 2 days. The operation was held organized and without serious cases of resistance and other incidents.

…Combing of forest areas is also being conducted, where garrison troops of the NKVD and KGB operations group temporarily left. During the preparation and conduction of the operation, 2016 people of the anti-Soviet elements among the Chechens and the Ingushs are arrested. 20 072 units of firearms are seized, including 4 868 rifles, 479 machine guns and submachine guns.


GARF. F.R-9401. Op.2. D.64. L.161.


The answer to the inquiry of the Chairman of NKVD in Grozny region Drozdov

How to deal with dismissal from the army and returning home Chechens and the Ingushs?

June 17, 1944

Head of Mobile directorate of the Main Direction Form of the Red Army № MOB 1/4069911-S from July 3, 1944, reported on the refusal of the head of NKVD of Grozny to take dismissed from the army sergeants and soldiers ethnic Chechens and Ingushs for the direction to their place of resettlement.

It was ordered to send all to disposal of the Head of NKVD of Taldy-Kurgan region of Kazakh SSR.

Produce the departure in separate groups by the passenger train under escort, providing a ticket and board, and 50 rubles of money.


GARF. F.R-9401. Op.1. D.2077-86. L.15.