- Sergei Ivanovich Tiulpanov
Major General Sergei Ivanovich Tiulpanov was the director of the Propaganda Administration of the
Soviet Military Administration in Germanywhich governed eastern Germanyfrom 1945- 1949.
Tiulpanov spoke fluent German. He was a strong supporter of
Walter Ulbrichtand of the Sovietization of eastern Germany. He closely monitored the activities of the newly formed Socialist Unity Party of Germany, which was to govern the country.
Tiulpanov considered himself a hardline
Bolshevik, and fell from favor as it became clear that Stalindid not support his and Ulbricht's plans for the rapid establishment of socialism in eastern Germany. After Tiulpanov was recalled from his post to Moscowin 1949on the basis that several of his family members and friends had been convicted of espionage.
*Loth, Wilfried. "Stalin's Unwanted Child: The Soviet Union, the German Question, and the Founding of the GDR." New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998. (Translation of German "Stalins ungeliebtes Kind", Rowohlt Verlag GmbH, 1994)
* [http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/CWIHP/BULLETINS/b4a4.htm A report Tiulpanov prepared for Moscow] on the activities of the SED, and the communication requesting permission to dismiss him.
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