A Soviet document dated December 23, 1943 signed on the top with blue pencil by Anastas Ivanovich Mikoyan (25 November 1895 - 21 October 1978). Mikoyan backed Khrushchev and his de-Stalinization policy and became First Deputy Premier under Khrushchev. Mikoyan's position under Khrushchev made him the second most powerful figure in the Soviet Union at the time. The document is composed by Nikolay Voznesenskiy the Soviet economic planner who was persecuted during the Leningrad Affair. In a secret trial, he was found guilty of treason, sentenced to death and executed the same day. Another version of Voznesensliy's death is that he froze to death during his transportation to GULAG in a railroad car. Voznesenskiy's signature is o the bottom of the document.