26 December 1980* (St 243/57) Denmark

Secretariat. Letter to chairman of Danish Social Democratic Party about the arrest of refusenik Victor BRAILOVSKY, explaining his “criminal activities” (3 pp). [R 26 December 1980, St 243-57] =================================== [Text from a different document, presumably International Department to Central Committee] The chairman of the Danish Social Democratic Party, Prime Minister A[nker] Jorgensen has sent a … Continue reading 26 December 1980* (St 243/57) Denmark

14 July 1983** [International Dept] Jewish emigration

[3.3; 9.1] – Letter from US congressmen (376 signatures) concerning emigration of 2,000 Soviet Jews and response outlined by International Department (20 pp). [R 14 July 1983] --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- English translation by Marta D. Olynyk, December 2010 [Translator's notes are bracketed, handwritten text is italic] [handwritten numeral "109" at the top of the document] Endorsed by … Continue reading 14 July 1983** [International Dept] Jewish emigration

31 July 1986 * (1503-Ch) Human Rights campaign

KGB report (Chebrikov). Proposed measures against "US anti-Soviet campaign related to human rights" and the corresponding Central Committee Resolution (4 pp).  [R 31 Jul 86,  1503-Ch] =========================================================== [page one of four] Secret July 1986, No 1503-Ch To the CPSU Central Committee Measures to counter the anti-Soviet campaign in the USA about human rights issues According … Continue reading 31 July 1986 * (1503-Ch) Human Rights campaign

26 December 1986* (2521‑Ch) Pardons

KGB report (Chebrikov). Proposal to issue State pardons for special categories of criminals [dissidents] on condition that they cease their "anti-Soviet" activities (6 pp). [Russian: 26 Dec 86, 2522-Ch] Excerpts. ====================================== [page one of six] Top Secret 26 December 1986, No 2521-Ch To the CPSU Central Committee Freeing certain categories of individual from criminal responsibility and … Continue reading 26 December 1986* (2521‑Ch) Pardons

01 June 1986* (1135-Ch) Writers

KGB (Chebrikov) to Central Committee. Attempts by "the Adversary" to subvert Soviet writers and restore reputation of emigré authors (5 pp).  [R 1 Jun 86, 5 pp – 1135-Ch]. Excerpts. ========================================================== [page one of five] Resolution of Comrade Gorbachev see p. 5 Secret [illegible] June 1986, No 1135-Ch To the CPSU Central Committee [Partially illegible] … Continue reading 01 June 1986* (1135-Ch) Writers

4 February 1987* (206-B) Marchenko

KGB memorandum (Bobkov) to International Department. What to tell French Communists about Anatoly MARCHENKO and Alexander OGORODNIKOV. (Marchenko died in December 1986, following a hunger strike in Chistopol Prison.) [R 4 Feb 87 – 206-B] ============================== [one page] Secret 4 February 1987, No 206-B Comrade Yu.I. Zuyev, deputy head of the CPSU Central Committee International … Continue reading 4 February 1987* (206-B) Marchenko

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

25 September 1986* (Pb) Political Prisoners

Politburo meeting (excerpt). KGB head CHEBRIKOV deliberately confuses political prisoners with those committing other "serious crimes". Between one third and a half of all political prisoners to be offered their freedom if they agree to discontinue their previous activities. [R 25 Sep 86, Pb] total 3 pp. ========================================================== [page one of three] Top Secret Single … Continue reading 25 September 1986* (Pb) Political Prisoners