21 March 1990** (No 318/2/0354) Military assistance

Ministry of Defence to Central Committee. Assistance to restore aviation and communication in Afghanistan (2 pp). [R 221 Mar 90, No 318-2-0354] total 2 pp. ========================================================== Translated by George Sklyar [Logo in the left margin: Soviet national emblem with this inscription beneath:] FIRST DEPUTY MINISTER OF DEFENSE OF THE USSR [Stamped in the right margin] … Continue reading 21 March 1990** (No 318/2/0354) Military assistance

10 March 1983* (Pb §6) Afghanistan withdrawal

Politburo meeting. ANDROPOV chairs discussion about the situation in Afghanistan and a possible Soviet withdrawal. [R 10 April 1983, Politburo, para 1] total 4 pp. ======================================================= [page one of four] Top Secret Single Copy (Draft Minutes) MEETING OF CPSU POLITBURO 18 January 1983 chaired by Comrade Yu.V. ANDROPOV Comrades in attendance: G.A.Aliev, M.S. Gorbachev, A.A.Gromyko, … Continue reading 10 March 1983* (Pb §6) Afghanistan withdrawal

28 January 1980* (Pb 181/34) Afghanistan

Politburo decision. Agree with recommendations of Afghanistan commission (GROMYKO, ANDROPOV, USTINOV, PONOMARYOV) for protecting Soviet interests worldwide after the invasion of Afghanistan. Includes text of jointly signed recommendations, 27 January 1980 (210-A), pp 2-9. [R 28 January 1980, Pb 181/34] total 9 pp. (excerpts) ======================================================== [page one of nine] Return within 3 days to CPSU Central … Continue reading 28 January 1980* (Pb 181/34) Afghanistan

29 June 1979* (Pb 156/IX) Afghanistan

Politburo. Actions to deal with the worsening situation in Afghanistan; recommendations from GROMYKO, ANDROPOV, USTINOV and PONOMARYOV; letter to Soviet ambassador in Kabul. [R 29 June 1979, Pb 156-IX] total 11 pp. (excerpts) ========================================================= [page one of eleven] Return within 3 days to CPSU Central Committee (General Department, Sector 2) Workers of all Lands, Unite! … Continue reading 29 June 1979* (Pb 156/IX) Afghanistan

6 December 1979* (Pb 176/82) Afghanistan

Politburo. Decision to dispatch special detachment to Afghanistan on recommendation (4 December 1979, No 312/2/073) of KGB and General Staff. [R 6 December 1979, Pb 176-82] total 2 pp. =========================================================== [page one of two] Return to CPSU Central Committee (General Department, Sector) within 3 days Workers of all Lands, Unite! COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET … Continue reading 6 December 1979* (Pb 176/82) Afghanistan

31 October 1979* (Pb 172/108) Afghanistan

Politburo. About the situation in Afghanistan under Amin. Report from GROMYKO, ANDROPOV, USTINOV and PONOMARYOV (29 October 1979, No 0937), p 2 onwards; letter to Soviet ambassador. [R 31 October 1979, Pb 172-108] total 10 pp. (excerpts) =========================================================== [page one of ten] Return to CPSU Central Committee (General Department, Sector) within 3 days Workers of all … Continue reading 31 October 1979* (Pb 172/108) Afghanistan

18 March 1979* (No 242) Kosygin-Taraki

Transcript of KOSYGIN’s March telephone conversation with MOHAMMED TARAKI, Afghan prime minister. File also includes report by Gromyko, Andropov, Ponomarev and Kosygin and 29 June Politburo decision. [R 18 March 1979, No 242] total 19 pp. (excerpts) ========================================================== [page one of nineteen] Top Secret Special File TRANSCRIPT OF A CONVERSATION by telephone between A.N. Kosygin … Continue reading 18 March 1979* (No 242) Kosygin-Taraki

17-18 March 1979* (Pb) Afghanistan

Transcript of Politburo meeting (17-18 March) about the worsening situation in Afghanistan. [R 17-18 March 1979, Pb] total 28 pp. (excerpts) ============================================================= [page one of twenty eight] Top Secret Single Copy (Draft Minutes) MEETING OF CPSU POLITBURO 17 March 1979 chaired by Comrade L.I. BREZHNEV Comrades in attendance: Yu.V. Andropov, A.A.Gromyko, A.N. Kosygin, A.L. Pelshe, … Continue reading 17-18 March 1979* (Pb) Afghanistan

1 February 1980* (Pb 182/2) Brandt and Sorsa

Politburo decision. Information for WILLY BRANDT (FRG) and KALEVI SORSA (Finland) about Soviet views on disarmament and Afghanistan, pp. 2-20. [R 1 February 1980, Pb 182/2] total 20 pp (excerpts). ======================================================== [page one of twenty] [Vertical text along left margin] Return within [illegible] days to CPSU Central Committee (General Department, Sector 1) Workers of all … Continue reading 1 February 1980* (Pb 182/2) Brandt and Sorsa

31 July 1989* (No.312/1/0297) Military assistance

Report to Central Committee from the Soviet Ministry of Defence about the state of military supplies to Afghanistan. [R 31 Jul 89,  No 312- 1-0297] total 2 pp. =========================================================== [page one of two] To Comrades: I.S. Belousov M.A. Moiseyev B.M. Belousov Please consider the rate at which warheads of R-17 missiles are being produced and … Continue reading 31 July 1989* (No.312/1/0297) Military assistance