Rare USSR passport Manchuria 1928 including translation

Rare USSR passport Manchuria 1928 including translation

This Soviet Union passport is a very nice collectible which you don’t find often and was issued 1928 in Moscow to Lydia Graff (pretty passport picture). Her passport was issued to travel except to Bulgaria, Romania, Africa, USA and Palestine. There are great visas on the back showing she entered indeed Manzouhli (Inner Mongolia) and Harbin. Visas were issued at the Embassy of the Republic of China in USSR, visa no. 153, issued on April 27, 1928 by counselor Xia Wei-Zhuo. Visa was valid for one month. The attached and sealed Estonian translation was made by the Estonian consulate in Harbin and signed by the consul. Why the translation page is dated 1932 is not clear for me.

A fellow collector told me the USSR passport itself has also the stamped signature of Genrikh Grigoryevich Yagoda who later became director of the USSR secret and intelligence service NKVD appointed by Joseph Stalin.

In March 1937, Yagoda was arrested on Stalin’s orders. Yezhov announced Yagoda’s arrest for diamond smuggling, corruption, and spying for Germany since joining the party in 1917. Yagoda was found guilty of treason and conspiracy against the Soviet government at the Trial of the Twenty-One in March 1938 and was summarily shot after the trial.

Another fantastic collectible from my archive!

Country: USSR

Pages: 5 including attached and sealed Estonian translation page made by the Estonian consulate in Harbin, signed by the Estonian consul

Year: 1928

Visas: Manzouhli (Inner Mongolia) and Harbin (China)

Condition: very good, with tears and small missing parts at the lower margin, not disturbing the content, usually these type USSR passports have a bright red cover but here its missing, very collectible condition

Revenues: no

 

All documents are obsolete / canceled and for research and collection only!

Rare USSR passport Manchuria 1928 including translation

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