On 3 March 1944, the GKO (State Committee of Defense) issued Order No. 0741 removing the Karachais from the Red Army and sending them to live under special settlement restrictions in Central Asia. In total the Soviet regime demobilized 2,543 Karachais from the Red Army and sent them into internal exile with only the clothes on their backs. Here they joined the remainder of the Karachais deported from their North Caucasian homeland on 2 November 1944.
N.F. Bugai, L. Beria -I Stalinu: "Soglasno vashemu ukazaniiu..."(Moscow: "AIRO XX," 1995), p. 63.
N.L. Pobol' and P.M. Polian, eds., Staliniskie deportatsii 1928-1953(Moscow: Mezhdunarodnye Fond "Demokratiia", 2005), p. 390.