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

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 February 1982* (317-A) Confiscated art

KGB to Central Committee. Items of art confiscated by KGB transferred to the Kremlin museums. [R 13 February 1982, 317-A] ============================================================ [one page] Secret Committee of State Security [KGB] 13 February 1982, No 317-A Moscow To the CPSU Central Committee The transfer of works of art to the Moscow Kremlin State Museums The KGB reports … Continue reading 13 February 1982* (317-A) Confiscated art

26 June 1986* (Pb) Writers

Politburo meeting. Alexander YAKOVLEV reports on the Congress of the Writers' Union. Discussion of ways to manage changes in the union's bureaucracy [R 26 Jun 86, Pb], 5 pp. =========================================================== [page one of five] Top Secret Single Copy (Draft Minutes) MEETING OF CPSU POLITBURO 26 June 1986 In the chair Comrade M.S. GORBACHEV In attendance: … Continue reading 26 June 1986* (Pb) Writers