Secret Chernobyl

In Judgment in Moscow, Vladimir BUKOVSKY writes in passing with irony and scepticism of the Western reaction, in April 1986, to the explosion at the Chernobyl reactor and the behaviour of the Soviet leadership led by the "new Chichikov", Mikhail Gorbachev. Again and again, he notes disbelievingly, Western commentators urged that the new head of … Continue reading Secret Chernobyl

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