1 February 1987* (183-Ch) Articles 70, 190-1 and 142

KGB report (Chebrikov). The numbers then serving a sentence under Articles 70,  190-1 and 142 of the RSFSR Criminal Code -- one third of them held in psychiatric institutions; encouraging applications for a pardon from such prisoners. [Russian: 1 Feb 87, 183-Ch] (9 pp)  Excerpts. ====================================== [page one of nine] 1 February 1987, No 183-Ch … Continue reading 1 February 1987* (183-Ch) Articles 70, 190-1 and 142

16 November 1972* (Pb 67/XVIII) Warnings

Politburo decision. Responding to a jointly signed request from the KGB and Procurator-General RUDENKO (11 October 1972, 2594-А,  pp. 4-5) the Party leaders approve a secret decree (p. 2) about special KGB “cautions” to those engaged in “politically harmful” behaviour. [R 16 November 1972, Pb 67-XVIII] total 5 pp. ============================= [page one of five] Workers … Continue reading 16 November 1972* (Pb 67/XVIII) Warnings

19 December 1957* [KGB] Landau

KGB report. Physicist Lev LANDAU’s admiration for the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and his comments about Bolshevik fascism (17 pp). [R 19 December 1957] Excerpt. ====================== Identifying the rebels with the Hungarian nation and working class, he characterised the events in Hungary as ‘the Hungarian Revolution’, a ‘very good, joyful event’ in which ‘the warrior-nation' was … Continue reading 19 December 1957* [KGB] Landau


«The Stalin Years, 1929-1953» The Bukovsky Archives contain little on the Stalin era. The majority of files focus on the period when Leonid Brezhnev, the Soviet Union's other long-serving leader (1964-1982), was in power. Yet Brezhnev, too, first came to prominence within the Party during Stalin's time. For over twenty years Stalin was ruler of … Continue reading A QUOTA FOR KILLINGS

17 February 1938* (Pb 58/57) Ukraine

NKVD in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic requests an increase of 30,000 people in Ukraine's quota for executions and arrests. Politburo agrees.   [R 17 February 1938, Pb 58-57] ============================================================ [page one of one] Workers of All Lands, Unite! STRICTLY SECRET (Special File) CENTRAL COMMITTEE of the All-Union Communist Party (of Bolsheviks) Pb 58/57 17 February … Continue reading 17 February 1938* (Pb 58/57) Ukraine

4 February 1938* (No 95/III) Great Terror

Encrypted telegram to STALIN and YEZHOV from YULY KAGANOVICH: a request to increase the quota for executions and arrests in the Gorky Region and extend the deadline until 20 March. [R 4 February 1938, No 95-III] ============================================================= [page one of one]                                   TO BE RETURNED WITHIN 48 HOURS [Central Committee Politburo Resolution, 5 May … Continue reading 4 February 1938* (No 95/III) Great Terror