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. [R 18 March 1979, No 242] total 19 pp. (excerpts) ========================================================== [page one of nineteen] Top Secret Special File TRANSCRIPT OF A CONVERSATION by telephone between A.N. Kosygin … 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. [R 17-18 March 1979, Pb] total 28 pp. (excerpts) ============================================================= [page one of twenty eight] Top Secret Single Copy (Draft Minutes) MEETING OF CPSU POLITBURO 17 March 1979 chaired by Comrade L.I. BREZHNEV Comrades in attendance: Yu.V. Andropov, A.A.Gromyko, A.N. Kosygin, A.L. Pelshe, … Continue reading 17-18 March 1979* (Pb) Afghanistan

16 December 1980* (St 241/9) US and Soviet Academies of Science

Secretariat. Negotiations between Soviet and US Academies of Sciences to resume contacts  broken off in early 1980 (8 pp). [R 16 December 1980] Excerpt. ====================================================================== [page one of eight] Workers of all Lands, Unite! [Vertical text along left-hand margin] Return to the CPSU Central Committee (General Department, Sector II) within 15 days after receipt (Central … Continue reading 16 December 1980* (St 241/9) US and Soviet Academies of Science

13 January 1981* (St 245/14) Nuclear war

Secretariat Resolution. Proposals, beginning with December 1980 letter from Ministry of Health, about participation in the Soviet-American conference “Medics against Nuclear War” in Washington D.C. (9 pp). [R 13 January 1981, St 245-14] Excerpt. ========================================================= [page one of nine] Workers of all Lands, Unite! COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION. CENTRAL COMMITTEE [Text along left-hand … Continue reading 13 January 1981* (St 245/14) Nuclear war

11 July 1980* (St 219/59) Travel subsidy

Secretariat. Financial assistance to enable women from Asia and Africa to take part in the Forum of Non-Governmental Organisations, Copenhagen. Includes memorandum from V. TERESHKOVA (2 July 1980, No 76-s), pp. 4-5. [R 11 July 1980, St 219/59] /Total 5 pp. (excerpt). ======================================================== [page four of five] Secret No 76-s 2 July 1980 To the … Continue reading 11 July 1980* (St 219/59) Travel subsidy

2 September 1980* (St 226/4) Peace movement

Secretariat. Response to a Belgian initiative for nuclear disarmament and safety of non-nuclear countries (9 pp). [R 2 September 1980, St 226/4] Excerpt. =========================================================== [page one of nine] Workers of all Lands, Unite! COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION. CENTRAL COMMITTEE [Vertical text along left-hand margin] Return to CPSU Central Committee (General Department, sector 2) … Continue reading 2 September 1980* (St 226/4) Peace movement

9 June 1980* (St 214/74) Peace movement

Secretariat. Preparations for a meeting of central committee secretaries with responsibility for international affairs in the fraternal parties of socialist countries. Discussion of international peace movement (12 pp). [R 9 June 1980, St 214-74] Excerpts. ======================================================== [page one of twelve] Workers of all Lands, Unite! COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION. CENTRAL COMMITTEE [Text along … Continue reading 9 June 1980* (St 214/74) Peace movement

14 December 1975* (3088-A) NATO weapons

KGB report to Central Committee. Possible consequences of NATO's future deployment  of smart tactical weapons for Soviet military strategy (3 pp). [R 14 December 1975, 3088-A] ========================================================== [page one of three] Top secret State Security Committee [KGB] at the USSR Soviet of Ministers 14 December 1975, No 3088-A Moscow To the CPSU Central Committee On possible … Continue reading 14 December 1975* (3088-A) NATO weapons

1 February 1980* (Pb 182/2) Brandt and Sorsa

Politburo decision. Information for WILLY BRANDT (FRG) and KALEVI SORSA (Finland) about Soviet views on disarmament and Afghanistan, pp. 2-20. [R 1 February 1980, Pb 182/2] total 20 pp (excerpts). ======================================================== [page one of twenty] [Vertical text along left margin] Return within [illegible] days to CPSU Central Committee (General Department, Sector 1) Workers of all … Continue reading 1 February 1980* (Pb 182/2) Brandt and Sorsa

29 January 1980* (St 195/3) Olympic Games

Secretariat. Planning response to "hostile" campaign against participation in the Summer 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. Includes 27 January 1980 recommendations from Central Committee Departments, 2-3 pp. [R 29 January 1980, St 195/3] Total 3 pp (excerpt). ================================== [page one of three] Workers of all Lands, Unite! COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION. CENTRAL COMMITTEE … Continue reading 29 January 1980* (St 195/3) Olympic Games

12 December 1979* (Pb 176/125) Situation in “A”

Politburo. The situation in “A” (the decision to invade Afghanistan) as recorded in two vaguely worded documents, 12 and 26 December (2 pp). [R 12 December 1979, No 997] ========================================================== Top Secret Special File In the chair, Comrade L.I. Brezhnev present: Suslov, Grishin, Kirilenko, Pelshe, Ustinov, Chernenko, Andropov, Gromyko, Tikhonov, Ponomarev Resolution of the CPSU Central … Continue reading 12 December 1979* (Pb 176/125) Situation in “A”

9 April 1981* (Pb §3) Poland

Politburo. Report on results of a meeting between ANDROPOV, USTINOV and  representatives (KANIA, JARUZELSKI) of the Polish government and Party. [R 9 April 1981, Politburo, para 3] total 8 pp. =========================================================== [page one of eight] Top Secret Single Copy (Draft Minutes) MEETING OF CPSU POLITBURO 2 April 1981 chaired by Comrade K.U. CHERNENKO Comrades in … Continue reading 9 April 1981* (Pb §3) Poland

14 January 1981* (St 246/1) Walesa

Secretariat. Instructions to the Soviet ambassador in Italy regarding Lech WALESA’s visit to the country. Letter to Central Committee from PONOMARYOV. [R 14 January 1981, St 246-1] total 12 pp. (excerpts) ========================================================= [page one of twelve] Workers of all Lands, Unite! COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION. CENTRAL COMMITTEE [Text along left-hand margin] Return to … Continue reading 14 January 1981* (St 246/1) Walesa

2 April 1981* (Pb) Poland

Politburo meeting. The situation in Poland; future meeting between ANDROPOV, KANIA and JARUZELSKI; economic reforms and martial law. [R 2 April 1981, Politburo] total 7 pp. (excerpts) ============================================================= [page one of seven] Top Secret Single Copy (Draft Minutes) MEETING OF CPSU POLITBURO 2 April 1981 chaired by Comrade L.I. BREZHNEV Comrades in attendance: Yu.V. Andropov, … Continue reading 2 April 1981* (Pb) Poland

31 July 1986 * (1503-Ch) Human Rights campaign

KGB report (Chebrikov). Proposed measures against "US anti-Soviet campaign related to human rights" and the corresponding Central Committee Resolution (4 pp).  [R 31 Jul 86,  1503-Ch] =========================================================== [page one of four] Secret July 1986, No 1503-Ch To the CPSU Central Committee Measures to counter the anti-Soviet campaign in the USA about human rights issues According … Continue reading 31 July 1986 * (1503-Ch) Human Rights campaign

26 December 1986* (2521‑Ch) Pardons

KGB report (Chebrikov). Proposal to issue State pardons for special categories of criminals [dissidents] on condition that they cease their "anti-Soviet" activities (6 pp). [R 26 Dec 86, 2522-Ch] Excerpts. ======================================================== [page one of six] Top Secret 26 December 1986, No 2521-Ch To the CPSU Central Committee Freeing certain categories of individual from criminal responsibility and … Continue reading 26 December 1986* (2521‑Ch) Pardons

01 June 1986* (1135-Ch) Writers

KGB (Chebrikov) to Central Committee. Attempts by "the Adversary" to subvert Soviet writers and restore reputation of emigré authors (5 pp).  [R 1 Jun 86, 5 pp – 1135-Ch]. Excerpts. ========================================================== [page one of five] Resolution of Comrade Gorbachev see p. 5 Secret [illegible] June 1986, No 1135-Ch To the CPSU Central Committee [Partially illegible] … Continue reading 01 June 1986* (1135-Ch) Writers

19 May 1971* (Pb 4/48) Sinyavsky

Politburo decision to pardon Andrei Sinyavsky. Includes draft Edict (not for publication) and undated joint note from KGB Chairman, the Procurator-General and the USSR Minister of Justice proposing this decision.  (4 pp).  [R 19 May 1971, Pb 4-48] ============================================================== [page one of four] Workers of all Lands, Unite! COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION. CENTRAL … Continue reading 19 May 1971* (Pb 4/48) Sinyavsky

5 November 1969* (2792-A) Alliluyeva

KGB memorandum to Central Committee. Tactics for discrediting the author and contents of Only One Year, a new book by Stalin’s daughter Svetlana ALLILUYEVA (4 pp). [R 5 November 1969, 2792-A] Excerpt. ============================================================== [page two of four - page one contains only two written words] Special File Top Secret USSR Committee for State Security [KGB] … Continue reading 5 November 1969* (2792-A) Alliluyeva

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 (excerpts). [R 1 April 1978, 785-A] total 4 pp. ========================================================== [page one of four] … Continue reading 1 April 1978* (785-A) Trials

29 March 1977* (647-A) Shcharansky

KGB memorandum to Central Committee. Reactions of US embassy and foreign press corps to measures taken against dissidents, particularly the arrest in mid-March of Anatoly SHCHARANSKY. [R 29 March 1977, 647-A] total 3 pp. ======================================================= [page one of three] Top secret State Security Committee [KGB] at the USSR Soviet of Ministers 29 March 1977, No … Continue reading 29 March 1977* (647-A) Shcharansky