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The Chargé in the Soviet Union (Barbour) to the Secretary of State

676. Soviet Press February 26 carries decree Supreme Soviet USSR ordering separation naval forces from Ministry Armed Forces and formation All-Union Naval Ministry USSR. Ministry Armed Forces renamed War Ministry. Admiral I. S. Yumashev named Naval Minister.1

  1. Admiral Ivan Stepanovich Yumashev was the Commander in Chief of the Naval Forces of the Soviet Union, 1947–1951.