Secretariat. A request from the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon for “special” military training for 30 people annually in 1987 and 1988 (5 pp). [R 9 Feb 87, St 39-65]
[Translator’s notes and questionable points are bracketed]
Current no. 385
27 November 1986
Seal [Lebanese] in upper right-hand corner [All other text on this page is in Arabic script]
Another seal (indecipherable) in bottom left-hand corner
[Series of five digits: 35_4_]
SPECIAL FOLDER Top secret
Text within square: CC CPSU 0300
_ February 1987 Sector
Two lines mostly indecipherable, except for “RETURNED TO THE________ OF
THE CC CPSU”
Concerning the Request of the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon
The leadership of the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) of Lebanon has addressed a request regarding the annual acceptance of up to 30 activists of this party for special military training in the Soviet Union in 1987-1988.
The CPSU is rendering all-round assistance to the PSP of Lebanon, including in the sphere of training military cadres. In the years 1981-1986 fifty-one representatives of this party underwent special training in the USSR.
We believe it possible to satisfy the request of the leadership of the PSP and to order the Ministry of Defense of the USSR to accept every year up to 30 activists of the PSP for special military training in 1987-1988.
The expenses connected with the acceptance, servicing, material support, and special military training of the activists of this party, including the costs of their return fare to the city of Moscow, may be underwritten by the budget of the Ministry of Defense of the USSR.
The question has been coordinated with the Ministry of Defense of the USSR (Comrade S. F. Akhromeev) and the Ministry of Civil Aviation of the USSR (Comrade M. A. Timofeev).
The draft of the CC CPSU resolution is attached.
Deputy Head of the International Department of the CC CPSU
(signature) (K. Brutents)
2 February 1987 No. 18-S-248
39/65 on 9 II [February] 1987
OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CC OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY
OF THE SOVIET UNION
Concerning the Request of the Leadership of the Progressive Socialist Party
- To satisfy the request of the leadership of the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon and to order the Ministry of Defense of the USSR to accept in the years 1987-1988 up to 30 activists of this party every year for special military training.
- In accordance with the request of the Ministry of Defense of the USSR, the Ministry of Civil Aviation of the USSR is to supply the delivery to the city of Moscow and back of 30 activists of the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon, together with the costs of their two-way trip, in Soviet rubles.
[Nine indecipherable signatures follow at right in vertical order]
[Illegible word in bottom left-hand corner, followed by “7 2” and a signature]
36 Extracts to Comrades [handwritten] Sokolov, Dobrynin, Bugaev, Gostev [Single digit indecipherable, followed by 1987]
Distributed: 9.02 1987
Upper left-hand corner: TO BE RETURNED DURING [illegible] OF THE CC CPSU (General Department, Sector II)
Proletarians of the world, unite!
Communist Party of the Soviet Union, CENTRAL COMMITTEE
TOP SECRET (“Special Folder”)
Extract from the minutes (no. 39) of the meeting of the Secretariat of the CC
CPSU on 9 February 1987
[N.B.: This page must have been folded or torn in the middle, so the lines in the text are not aligned and words are not consecutive. The translation is thus truncated and choppy, but the gist and context are clear from the preceding pages.]
- […] to accept in 1987-1988 up to 30 activists of the Progressive Socialist Party [.] for special military training every year.
- The Ministry of Civil Aviation [.] in 1987-1988, in accordance with the request of the Ministry of [.] the delivery to the city of Moscow and back of 30 activists of that party, together with the costs [.] servicing, material [.] 30 activists [including the costs of their [.] budget of the Ministry
SECRETARY OF THE CC Sent to: Comrades Sokolov, Dobrynin, Bugaev
[.] to Gostev
In [coming] 06560 4.12.86 SPECIAL FOLDER
[Square stamp filled with mostly indecipherable words and numbers,
except for “0300”]
Attachment to current no. 385 From 27 November 1986
Translation from the Arabic
PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST PARTY OF LEBANON KAMAL JUMBLATT ARMED FORMATIONS
Dear Ambassador of the Soviet Union!
We are requesting your consent for the organization of special military training in the USSR for up to 30 party activists every year beginning in 1987.
Chairman of the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon
- [Walid] Jumblatt
30.10.86 [Four lines of words and numbers in bottom left-hand corner of document are mostly indecipherable, except for “I, to the file,” “423,” “14.II.86]
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