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

28 August 1969* (2169-A) Jerusalem

KGB memorandum. Arson at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and the demonstration in India organized by the KGB. [Russian: 28 August 1969 – 2169-A] ========================== [page one of one] SPECIAL FILETop Secret The Committee for State Security [KGB]of the USSR Soviet of Ministers 28 August 1969No 2169-AMoscow To the CPSU Central Committee The arson of … Continue reading 28 August 1969* (2169-A) Jerusalem

1 April 1978* (785-A) Trials

Joint memorandum to Central Committee from KGB, Procurator-General and ?Ministry of Justice. Delay trials of “anti-Soviet elements” -- dissidents Anatoly SHCHARANSKY, Alexander GINZBURG, Yury ORLOV and Zviad GAMSAKHURDIA (and the "spies" Lubman, Filatov and Nilov) -- until a politically suitable time [Russian: 1 April 1978, 785-A] total 4 pp (excerpts). ============================== [page one of four] Secret … Continue reading 1 April 1978* (785-A) Trials

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

Soviet Archives after 1991

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 Soviet Archives after 1991