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

Secretariat [1.3]. Complaints by the population about shortages of cooking salt [R 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

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. [R 16 Nov 88, 1979-K] total 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 … Continue reading 16 November 1988* (1979-K) Memorial

11 March 1975* (547-A) Matzo

KGB memorandum from Andropov, copy for Chernenko. Confiscation of matzo in parcels sent from abroad. [R 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* (2012-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. [R 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* (2012-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)