16 November 1988* (1979-K) Memorial

KGB report (Kryuchkov) to Central Committee [3.4; 4]. "Provocative statements" made at the Moscow conference organised by the Memorial Society. [Russian: 16 Nov 88, 1979-K] 5 pp. ============================ [page one of five] 16 November 1988, No 1979-K To the CPSU Central Committee Concerning the provocative statements made by certain participants of the All-Union Voluntary Historical … Continue reading 16 November 1988* (1979-K) Memorial

6 December 1979* (Pb 176/82) Afghanistan

Politburo. Decision to dispatch special detachment to Afghanistan on recommendation (4 December 1979, No 312/2/073) of KGB and General Staff. [Russian: 6 December 1979, Pb 176-82] total 2 pp. ============================= [page one of two] Return to CPSU Central Committee(General Department, Sector) within 3 days Workers of all Lands, Unite! COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION. … Continue reading 6 December 1979* (Pb 176/82) Afghanistan

18 March 1979* (No 242) Kosygin-Taraki

Transcript of KOSYGIN’s March telephone conversation with MOHAMMED TARAKI, Afghan prime minister. File also includes report by Gromyko, Andropov, Ponomarev and Kosygin and 29 June Politburo decision [Russian: 18 March 1979, No 242] total 19 pp (excerpts). =============================== [page one of nineteen] Top SecretSpecial File TRANSCRIPT OF A CONVERSATION by telephone between A.N. Kosygin [note … Continue reading 18 March 1979* (No 242) Kosygin-Taraki

17-18 March 1979* (Pb) Afghanistan

Transcript of Politburo meeting (17-18 March) about the worsening situation in Afghanistan [Russian: 17-18 March 1979, Pb] total 28 pp (excerpts). ============================= [page one of twenty eight] Top SecretSingle Copy(Draft Minutes) MEETING OF CPSU POLITBURO17 March 1979 chaired byComrade L.I. BREZHNEV Comrades in attendance:Yu.V. Andropov, A.A.Gromyko, A.N. Kosygin,A.L. Pelshe, K.U. Chernenko, D.F. Ustinov,P.N. Demichev, B.N. … Continue reading 17-18 March 1979* (Pb) Afghanistan

25 October 1979* (St 182/27) Madrid Conference

Secretariat. Concern about US intentions at forthcoming CSCE conference in Madrid [Russian: 25 October 1979, St 182-27] total 3 pp. ======================= [page one of three] Workers of all Lands, Unite! COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION. CENTRAL COMMITTEE [Text along left-hand margin] Return to the CPSU Central Committee (General Department, sector 1) within 15 days … Continue reading 25 October 1979* (St 182/27) Madrid Conference

17 February 1981* (St 250/10) Salt shortages

Secretariat [1.3]. Complaints by the population about shortages of cooking salt [Russian: 17 February 1981, St 250-10] 8 pp. ======================= [page one of eight] St 250/10, 17 February 1981 Top Secret RESOLUTIONof the Secretariat of the CPSU Central Committee Complaints by working people about disruption in supplies of household salt Instruct the Committee of Party … Continue reading 17 February 1981* (St 250/10) Salt shortages

11 March 1975* (547-A) Matzo

KGB memorandum from Andropov, copy for Chernenko. Confiscation of matzo in parcels sent from abroad. [Russian: 11 March 1975, 547-A] ============================ For Comrade K.U. Chernenko only [1] [Stamp] The agreement of the CPSU Central Committee has been obtained,reports Comrade Galkin, V.E., 1 Sector of CPSU Central Committee General Department [dated & signed] 12 March 1975   … Continue reading 11 March 1975* (547-A) Matzo

5 September 1968* (2102-A) Red Square

KGB memorandum to Politburo describing the 25 August Red Square demonstrators, signed by Andropov, Shchelokov (Minister of Internal Affairs) and Malyarov (USSR Procurator’s Office) 5 September 1968. [Russian: 5 September 1968, 2102-A], 2 pp. ============================ [page one of two] Secret To the CPSU Central Committee Recently, especially in connection with events in Czechoslovakia, Litvinov, Bogoraz-Brukhman … Continue reading 5 September 1968* (2102-A) Red Square

The post-Soviet Archives (1993)

Organisation, Access, and Declassification == Theodore Karasik ==National Defense Research Institute (RAND Corporation) [Published 1993] INTRODUCTION The post-Soviet archives examined in this monograph are organized into six separate groups: [1] the Russian state archival system; [2] the Russian foreign ministry archives; [3] the Russian Presidential Archive; [4] the Committee for State Security (KGB) archives; [5] … Continue reading The post-Soviet Archives (1993)