Punitive Psychiatry (1977)

Bloch and Reddaway, Russia’s political hospitals (1977), Foreword The peculiar features of the Soviet political system, the Communist ideology, the uncertainties and difficulties of the science of psychiatry, the labyrinths of the human conscience – all these have weirdly woven themselves together to create a monstrous phenomenon, the use of medicine against man. Paradoxical though … Continue reading Punitive Psychiatry (1977)

6 February 1990* (St 10/1) Soviet Red Cross

Secretariat. Subsidies from the Soviet Red Cross for Moscow-based correspondents of Party and "fraternal" newspapers in capitalist and developing countries  (4 pp). [R 6 Nov 90, St 10-1] total 4 pp (excerpt). ======================================================== The “living expenses” of Moscow-based correspondents for these fraternal publications also formed part of the bill. From the late 1950s, to disguise … Continue reading 6 February 1990* (St 10/1) Soviet Red Cross

24 June 1988** (St-86/265) Sudan

Secretariat. A request from the Sudanese Communist Party. Military training of 20 people (2 pp). [R 24 Jun 88, St 86-265] =========================================================== Translated by Marta D. Olynyk, July 2010 [Translator's notes are bracketed] 86/265i from 24/VI/1988 [three lines of numbers and letters crossed out] SPECIAL FOLDER 43 TOP SECRET SPECIAL FOLDER 9 5.2.4 [handwritten notation … Continue reading 24 June 1988** (St-86/265) Sudan

9 February 1987** (St-39/65) Lebanon

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 … Continue reading 9 February 1987** (St-39/65) Lebanon

27 June 1974** (St 130/64) Syria

Secretariat. Reception of three Syrian Communists for special training in Moscow (3 pp). [R 27 June 1974, St 130-6] =========================================================== [Translator's notes are in brackets; handwritten text is underlined, dates are DD-MM-YYYY] [PAGE 1] [stamp in the right comer] SPECIAL FOLDER Top Secret DECISION Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the … Continue reading 27 June 1974** (St 130/64) Syria

5 September 1980** (St 227/62) Marx

Secretariat. Financial award to Marcel-Charles Longuet for donation of Karl Marx documents (3 pp).  [R 5 September 1980, St 227/62] ========================================================== [Translator's notes are bracketed] [In handwriting:] 227/62ge of 5. IX. 1982 TOP SECRET [In handwriting:] 20 RESOLUTION of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union On the … Continue reading 5 September 1980** (St 227/62) Marx

5 December 1980** (St 240/43) Cuba, Grenada

Secretariat. Requests from Cuba and Grenada to enable radio transmissions to the USA (17 pp).  [R 5 December 1980, St 240-43] =========================================================== English Translation by Marta Olynyk, December 2010 [Translator's notes are bracketed] Proletarians of the world, unite! COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION. CENTRAL COMMITTEE TOP SECRET No. St-240/43gs Dated 5/XII/1980 Extract from Report … Continue reading 5 December 1980** (St 240/43) Cuba, Grenada

15 August 1956** (St 19/2) “Amerika” magazine

Secretariat. Draft letter to Party organizations throughout the USSR concerning  distribution in the Soviet Union of the Russian-language magazine Amerika produced by the US State Department (6 pp). [R 15 August 1956, St 19/2] ========================================================== [page one of six] 19/2 15 August 1956 Draft of Letter to Party Organizations concerning the Dissemination of the Magazine … Continue reading 15 August 1956** (St 19/2) “Amerika” magazine

15 July 1986** (No 1439) Mozambique

Council of Ministers: send teachers in Marxism-Leninism to Frelimo party school in Mozambique. [R 15 Jun 86 – CM No 1439] ========================================================== [page one of one]                                                        SECRET USSR COUNCIL OF MINISTERS ORDER 15 July 1986, No. 1439rs Moscow, the Kremlin 1. In connection with the request of the Frelimo Party leadership to consent to … Continue reading 15 July 1986** (No 1439) Mozambique

12 December 1990** (No 06-2-544) Institute of Social Sciences

About students from socialist and communist countries studying at Central Committee’s Institute of Social Sciences. [R 12 Dec 90, No 06-2-544] =========================================================== [page one of one] 599-1-CT10a-90 CC CPSU On the acceptance for studies at the Institute of Social Sciences [Institut obshchestvennykh nauk; ION1 at the CC CPSU of representatives of communist, socialist, and revolutionary-democratic … Continue reading 12 December 1990** (No 06-2-544) Institute of Social Sciences

9 September 1966** [Secretariat] Anti-Soviet Propaganda

Secretariat. About increased anti-Soviet propaganda in USA and Latin America (9 pp). [R 9 September 1966] ============================================================ Workers of all countries, unite! CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION Top Secret [Reg. No. illegible] Excerpt from the Minutes of ... (illegible) Meeting of the Secretariat of the CC CPSU... (illegible) ON MEASURES … Continue reading 9 September 1966** [Secretariat] Anti-Soviet Propaganda

8 August 1966** [Information Dept] “Foreign Affairs” review

About review in Foreign Affairs (USA) of the 5-volume New directions in the Soviet economy produced by US Congress, and necessary response (8 pp). [R 8 August 1966] ========================================================== [Translator’s note: questionable points are marked in red; there are also bracketed comments/explanations] For your eyes only [top secret! ATTENTION: CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE CPSU [Illegible … Continue reading 8 August 1966** [Information Dept] “Foreign Affairs” review

15 February 1965** (St 111/11) Mali

Secretariat. Ideological assistance to the “Union of the Sudan” party in Mali (15 pp). [R 15 February 1965, St 111-11] ========================================================== [Translator's note: questionable points are marked in red; there are also bracketed comments/explanations] Workers of all countries, unite! CENTRAL COMMITTEE of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union TOP SECRET [Reg. No. illegible] Protocol … Continue reading 15 February 1965** (St 111/11) Mali

5 January 1982** (St 44/7) US Communist Party

Secretariat. A request from the CP USA leadership for part of the debt incurred in distributing Soviet books to be written off. [R 5 January 1982 – St 44-7] ========================================================= [page one of one] Workers of the world, unite! Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Central Committee TOP SECRET No. St-44/7s Extract from the Minutes … Continue reading 5 January 1982** (St 44/7) US Communist Party

24 July 1973* (St 88/1) Brezhnev

Secretariat. Propaganda tasks in the light of BREZHNEV’s recent visit to USA. [Russian: 24 July 1973 – St 88-1] total 36 pp. (excerpts) =================================== [page one of thirty six] Workers of all lands, unite! CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION [Text along left-hand margin] Return within 15 days of receipt to … Continue reading 24 July 1973* (St 88/1) Brezhnev

9 February 1974* (388-A) Solzhenitsyn

KGB report. A repeat of ANDROPOV’s suggestion to BREZHNEV that SOLZHENITSYN  could be expelled from USSR to FRG. [Excerpt - No Russian text currently available] total 3 pp. ===================================== ... On 8 February our representative met with Brandt’s trusted agent in order to discuss the practical aspects of Solzhenitsyn’s deportation from the Soviet Union to … Continue reading 9 February 1974* (388-A) Solzhenitsyn

24 October 1990* (Pb 1193) Democratic Russia

Politburo. Report about the founding congress of the "Democratic Russia" movement and its anti-Communist stance (7 pp). [R 24 Oct 90, 7 pp - Pb 1193] Excerpt. =========================================================== [page one of seven] No Pb 1193 24 October 1990 To Members of the CPSU Central Committee Politburo, Secretaries of the CPSU Central Committee, members of the … Continue reading 24 October 1990* (Pb 1193) Democratic Russia

11 June 1979* (St 162/67) Price rises

Secretariat. Warning to First Secretaries of Party in Republics and Regions about price rises (from 18% to 95%) for cars, furs, gold, carpets, etc as of 1 July 1979 (8 pp). [R 11 June 1979, St 162-67] Excerpt. ======================================================== [page two] Top Secret TO THE FIRST SECRETARIES OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY CENTRAL COMMITTEES OF UNION … Continue reading 11 June 1979* (St 162/67) Price rises

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

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

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”