Essays, Articles, etc

Vladimir K. Bukovsky (1943-2019) << A selection >> "Punitive Psychiatry", Foreword to Sidney Bloch and Peter Reddaway, Russia's Political Hospitals, 1977 "The Peace Movement and the USSR", Commentary, 5 January 1982 "Support the Nicaraguan Resistance", New York Times, 18 April 1985 "Is Glasnost a Game of Mirrors?" New York Times, 22 March 1987 "Night of … Continue reading Essays, Articles, etc

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

9 December 1986* (2407-Ch) Sakharov and Bonner

Secretariat. Measures relating to Andrei SAKHAROV; annulment of decree for Sakharov’s exile and pardon for his wife Elena BONNER (8 pp).  [Russian: 9 Dec 86, 2407-Ch] =================================== [pages one to four] Secret 9 December 1986 To the CPSU Central Committee Concerning suggestions about A.D. Sakharov [...] The decision that it was necessary to halt Sakharov’s … Continue reading 9 December 1986* (2407-Ch) Sakharov and Bonner

6 February 1990** (St-10/3) Iraq

Secretariat. Discontinuation of illegal crossing to the Soviet territory by activists of the Iraqi Communist Party en route to other countries (7 pp). [R 6 Feb 90, St 10-3] =========================================================== [Translator’s notes are bracketed] SPECIAL FOLDER TOP SECRET 522 ...CT-10/3g of 11.06.90 RESOLUTION Of the Secretariat of the CC of the Communist Party of the … Continue reading 6 February 1990** (St-10/3) Iraq

18 December 1989** (2551-K) Sakharov

KGB to Secretariat. Arrangements and KGB actions related to ANDREI SAKHAROV’s death and funeral (2 pp). [R 18 Dec 89, 2551-K] --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- English Translation by Marta Olynyk, July 2010 [Translator's notes are bracketed 176 [Stamp in upper right-hand comer: indecipherable words except for “Copy no.”] 18.12.89 No. 2551-K CC CPSU [Stamp: “DECLASSIFIED”; illegible words, except … Continue reading 18 December 1989** (2551-K) Sakharov

20 March 1986* (Pb) Afghanistan, Alliluyeva

Politburo. Various topics discussed: situation in Afghanistan, renaming the L.I. Brezhnev icebreaker, and letter from SVETLANA ALLILUYEVA about return to USSR (2 pp). [R 20 Mar 86, Pb] Excerpt =========================================================== [page one of two] Top Secret Single copy (draft record) [...] [page two] 41. [...] GORBACHEV. There is one matter I have left until last. On … Continue reading 20 March 1986* (Pb) Afghanistan, Alliluyeva

20 December 1989** (2568-K) Sakharov

KGB on ANDREI SAKHAROV’s funeral (3 pp). [R 20 Dec 89, 3 pp – 2568-K] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Translator's notes are bracketed, tr Marta Olynyk] kb-4 [two illegible words] DISTRIBUTED No. 1658 Secret 177                                          Copy no.: 2 20.12.89 No. 2568-K CC CPSU On the Completion of Mourning Events in Connection with the Death of A. [Andrei] D. … Continue reading 20 December 1989** (2568-K) Sakharov

11 January 1991* (No 00766) Lithuania

Central Committee. Report from Committee officials in Lithuania about the attempted takeover by the "Committee for National Salvation" (4 pp). [R 11 Jan 91] ========================================================== [page one of four] To the CPSU Central Committee About the events in Lithuania Senior staff of the [CPSU] Central Committee (Comrades Kazyulin and Udovichenko) who are in Lithuania, report … Continue reading 11 January 1991* (No 00766) Lithuania

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

28 September 1990* (06/2-439) GDR Archives

Central Committee. Periodic threat that the East German Party archives will be seized by the FRG authorities; the response of the CPSU, September 1990 to March 1991 (7 pp). [R 28 Sep 90, No 06-2-439] Excerpt. =========================================================== [page one of seven] Send to Politburo members and Secretaries of the CPSU Central Committee for voting  October … Continue reading 28 September 1990* (06/2-439) GDR Archives