4. 1968 to 1969

1968

January to June

26 January 1968*, 181-A [3.1] – KGB to Secretariat. Results of the GINZBURG and GALANSKOV trial. [R 26 Jan 68, 4 pp – 181-A] total 4 pp. (tbt)

26 February 1968, 444-A [3.1] – KGB memorandum. The intention of PYOTR YAKIR, PAVEL LITVINIOV, LARISA BOGORAZ and others to send a letter to the conference of Communist Party leaders in Budapest. [R 26 February 1968, 444-A] total 2 pp.

4 March 1968, Pb 73 [5] – Politburo decision. Financial assistance to Communist Parties and movements in Spain, $120,000; Denmark, $90,000; Guatemala, $65,000; $Lebanon, 55,000; $Kenya, 50,000; $Angola, 25,000; Nigeria, $45,000; and Sierra Leone, £15,000. Cf. 8 January 1969*. [R 4 March 1968, Pb -75] total 5 pp.

15 April 1968*, Pb 79/XI [3.1] – Politburo decision. Plan of response to protests about the trial of GINZBURG and GALANSKOV: arrest Pyotr GRIGORENKO; send Alexander YESENIN-VOLPIN to the USA; banish Pyotr YAKIR and Pavel LITVINOV from Moscow. [R 15 April 1968, Pb 79-XI] total 7 pp. (tbt)

15 April 1968*, Pb 79/XII [3.1] – Politburo. Proposal to revoke the Soviet citizenship of Ilya GABAI and Anatoly MARCHENKO. [R 15 April 1968, Pb 79-XII] total 3 pp.

15 April 1968, St 50/148 [1.2; 9.1] – Secretariat. Cancelling the debts of US firms linked to CP USA that distribute Soviet publications.  [R 15 April 1968, St 50-148] total 17 pp.

16 May 1968, Pb 81/XVI [3.1] – Politburo. Pyotr GRIGORENKO’s activities in response to the trial of GINZBURG and GALANSKOV (8 pp). [R 16 May 1968, Pb 81-XVI] total 8 pp.

10 June 1968*, 1342-A [3.1] – KGB memorandum. The intentions of the Crimean Tatars to appeal to the United Nations, a clandestine report on Pyotr GRIGORENKO. [R 10 June 1968, 1342-A]

11 June 1968*, 1372-A [3.1] – KGB report. A new samizdat publication A Chronicle of Current Events and its distribution by Pavel LITVINOV, Pyotr YAKIR, and Natalya GORBANEVSKAYA. [R 11 June 1968,  1372-A] total 2 pp.

July to December

5 July 1968, 1547-A [3.1] – KGB memorandum. Anatoly MARCHENKO’s intention to publish his book My Testimony abroad (2 pp). [R 5 July 1968, 1547-A] total 2 pp.

11 July 1968, No 532 [3.4] – Article in The New York Times about Andrei SAKHAROV’s new book Progress, Peaceful Coexistence and Intellectual Freedom. [R 11 July 1968, No 532] total 6 pp.

29 July 1968, 1776-А [3.1] – KGB memorandum. Arrest of Anatoly MARCHENKO and confiscation of his letter about Czechoslovakia. [R 29 July 1968 – 1776-A]

4 August 1968*, 2095-A [3.1] – KGB memorandum. ROY MEDVEDEV’s book Let History Judge and relations between Roy MEDVEDEV and Andrei SAKHAROV (2 pp.). [R 4 August 1968, 20954-A] total 2 pp. (tbt)

6 August 1968, No 841 [3.4] – About intercepted letter from Hutchison, the editor of American magazine Problems of War and Peace, to SAKHAROV. The magazine published SAKHAROV’s article. [R 6 August 1968, No 841] total 10 pp.

4 September 1968* (no number) [3.1] – Letter to Anastas MIKOYAN from Ivy LITVINOV [nee LOW] in defence of her arrested grandson, Pavel LITVINOV. [R 4 September 1968]

5 September 1968*, 2102-A [3.1] – KGB report. Demonstration on Red Square against invasion of Czechoslovakia by LITVINOV, BOGORAZ, FAINBERG, DREMLYUGA, DELAUNAY, Konstantin BABITSKY, Tatyana BAYEVA, KHOREKHOVA, and RUSAKOVSKAYA [LITVINOV’s wife]. KGB plans to banish LITVINOV and BOGORAZ from Moscow. [R 5 September 1968, 2102-A] total 2 pp. (tbt)

20 September 1968, 2205-A [3.1] – KGB report. Conclusion of the preparation and plans for the trial of LITVINOV, BOGORAZ, Victor FAINBERG, Vladimir DREMLYUGA, and Vadim DELAUNAY. [R 20 September 1968, 2205-A] total 3 pp.

11 October 1968, 2371-A [3.1] – KGB memorandum. Results of the LITVINOV, BOGORAZ, FAINBERG, DREMLYUGA and DELAUNAY trials. [R 11 October 1968, 2371-A] total 2 pp.

25 December 1968, St 64/52 [1.2; 9.1] – Secretariat. Replace present Moscow correspondent of The Daily World, newspaper of the US Communist Party (CPUSA), with more reliable MIKE DAVIDOW. [R 25 December 1968, St 64-52] total 4 pp.

1969

January to June

8 January 1969*, Pb 111/162 [5] – Politburo decision. Set up an “International Fund to aid Left-wing, Workers’ Organizations”. Fund total, $16.5 million; Soviet contribution, $14 million. [R 8 January 1969, Pb 111-162] total 4 pp.

14 January 1969*, Pb 111 [3.1] – Politburo. KGB measures prompting Andrei SINYAVSKY to ask for a pardon. [R 14 January 1969, Pb III] total 2 pp.

12 March 1969, No 281 [3.4] – Review of publications in the Western press about Andrei SAKHAROV. [R 12 March 1969, No 281] total 6 pp.

16 April 1969, 887-A [3.1] – KGB report. The increased anti-Soviet activities of Pyotr GRIGORENKO. [R 16 April 1969, 887-A] total 5 pp.

8 May 1969, St 72/81 [1.2] – Secretariat. Financial assistance to the Communist Party publishing house in Israel. [R 8 May 1969, St 72-81] total 4 pp.

14 May 1969, St 73/2 [1.2] – Secretariat. Financial assistance to “Du Monde entier”, Belgian publishing house linked to local Communist Party. [R 14 May 1969, St 73-2] total 2 pp.

27 May 1969*, 231-Z [5; 6] – KGB report (Zakharov). Transfer to the Stasi (GDR secret police) copies of 1930s and wartime documents linking FRG Chancellor KIESINGER to the Nazis. [R 27 May 1969 – 231-Z]

July to December

17 July 1969, St 167/3 [2.1] – Secretariat. Additions to code of conduct for Soviet citizens visiting foreign countries. The code of conduct for Soviet citizens visiting capitalist countries is provided separately. [R 17 July 1969, St 167-3] total 23 pp.

4 August 1969, 1926-A [3.1] – KGB to Secretariat. About Anatoly KUZNETSOV’s defection in Britain. [R 4 August 1969, 1926-A] total 3 pp.

6 August 1969, St 73/81 [5] – Secretariat. Provide hard currency to support Jordanian Communist Party. [R 6 August 1969, St 73-81] total 4 pp.

28 August 1969*, 2169-A [7.2] – KGB memorandum. Arson at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and the demonstration in India organized by the KGB. [R 28 August 1969 – 2169-A]

9 September 1969*, 2273-А [6] – KGB report. Meeting in Netherlands between KGB contact and director of Krupp firm. The search for “new” approaches in the FRG’s “Ostpolitik”, its policy towards USSR and eastern neighbours. [R 9 September 1969, 2273-A] total 2 pp.

1 October 1969*, 25-S-1765 [1.3; 9.1] – Honorary Doctorate in History for JAMES JACKSON, CP USA member, from Soviet university. Includes original handwritten request from GUS HALL. [R 1 October 1969, 25-S-1765] total 3 pp. (tbt)

5 November 1969*, 2792-А [1.2] – KGB memorandum to Central Committee. Measures for discrediting author and contents of Only One Year, a new book by STALIN’s daughter Svetlana ALLILUYEV. [R 5 November 1969, 2792-A] total 4 pp.

5. January to December 1970 …