On May 28 the Soviet Government announced the dissolution of the Soviet Control Commission in the German Democratic Republic and its replacement by a Soviet High Commissioner. The Chairman of the Control Commission, General Chuikov, remained in the country as Commander of the Soviet Occupation Forces. His former political adviser, Vladimir Semyenov, became the new Soviet High Commissioner.
On the same day, according to despatch 1023 from Berlin, June 3, the Council of Ministers of the German Democratic Republic decreed an increase, effective June 30, of an average of 10 percent in the work norms of all important industries. (762B.00/6–353)