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The order to arrest Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg in Hungary during World War II came from a Soviet official who later became premier, a newspaper in Stockholm, Sweden, reports.

Nikolai Bulganin, then deputy defense minister and later Soviet premier in the 1950s, issued the order to arrest Wallenberg, who was credited with saving thousands of Hungarian Jews from Nazi death camps, the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reported Sunday.The order was sent to the head of a Soviet army unit in Hungary in a telegram dated Jan. 17, 1945, said the newspaper, quoting documents found in previously secret military archives in Russia.