6 February 1990* (St 10/1) Soviet Red Cross

Secretariat. Subsidies from the Soviet Red Cross for Moscow-based correspondents of Party and "fraternal" newspapers in capitalist and developing countries  (4 pp). [R 6 Nov 90, St 10-1] total 4 pp (excerpt). ========================= The “living expenses” of Moscow-based correspondents for these fraternal publications also formed part of the bill. From the late 1950s, to disguise … Continue reading 6 February 1990* (St 10/1) Soviet Red Cross

31 January 1938* (Pb 57/48) Great Terror

Dealing with “Anti-Soviet Elements”. Politburo accepts NKVD request to increase quotas for 1st category arrests (executions) and 2nd category arrests in 22 Republics and Regions across the USSR. [Russian: 31 January 1938, Pb 57-48] total 2 pp. ==================================== [page one of two] Return within 24 hours to the Central Committee Special Sector STRICTLY SECRET (From Special … Continue reading 31 January 1938* (Pb 57/48) Great Terror

29 December 1980* (Pb 230/34) International Fund

Politburo decision. Financial assistance in 1981 (US $) to Communist Parties and movements (USA, 2 million; France, 2 million; Finland, 1.4 million; Portugal, 700,000), in total 57 recipients. [Russian: 1980, 29 December] total 5 pp. =================================== [page one of three] Workers of all Lands, Unite! [Text in top left hand corner of page] Must be … Continue reading 29 December 1980* (Pb 230/34) International Fund

31 December 1938* [Stalin] Great Terror

Stalin’s written permission for the Krasnoyarsk Region (Siberia) to carry out several thousand additional “1st category arrests” (executions). The instruction was written in pencil on a small, plain slip of paper.  [R 31 December 1938] ======================================= Permit Krasnoyarsk Region 6,600 additional ‘1st category’ arrests. For Stalin, I.V. ====================================== NOTES General 1. Notes and additions by … Continue reading 31 December 1938* [Stalin] Great Terror

6 January 1981* (St 244/11) Peace Forum

Secretariat. About participation of Soviet delegation in the International Youth Peace Forum in Helsinki; file includes 2 February report on the results. [R 6 January 1981, St 244-11] total 18 pp (excerpts). ======================================================================== [pages nine to eleven, request from B. Pastukhov, Secretary of the Komsomol Central Committee] Workers of all Lands, Unite! All-Union Leninist Communist … Continue reading 6 January 1981* (St 244/11) Peace Forum

10 September 1976* (2066-A) Abuse of Psychiatry

The KGB, USSR Ministry of Health and others write to Central Committee about Western "anti-Soviet propaganda" concerning the abuse of psychiatry for political purposes. [Russian: 10 September 1976, 2066-A] total 18 pp. The file contains eight documents, dated 10 September to 28 December 1976, from a variety of organisations to the Central Committee, directly or … Continue reading 10 September 1976* (2066-A) Abuse of Psychiatry

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

26 August 1977* (No 644/54) Socialist International

Instructions to KGB station chiefs abroad about work on Socialist International (6 pp).  [26 August 1977, No 644-54] (Copy of Russian original kindly provided by Mr Oleg Gordievsky.) =========================================================== Station chiefs (as listed) No. 644/54 Guidance-task concerning the Socialist International The new balance of forces in the international arena, the development of the process of … Continue reading 26 August 1977* (No 644/54) Socialist International

21 June 1977* [Soviet embassy in FRG] Social Democratic Party

From the Soviet embassy in FRG. An analytical report about the policies of the West German SDP (17 pp). [R 21 June 1977] Excerpts. ============================================================= [page one] Soviet embassy in the Federal German Republic Secret Copy No. 2 20 May 1977 The policies of the SDP leadership [...] ... there are never-ending discussions in political circles, … Continue reading 21 June 1977* [Soviet embassy in FRG] Social Democratic Party

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

15 March 1977* (Pb 49/XV) Letter to PCF

Politburo. Final version of the letter to leaders of the French Communist Party (total 23 pp). For draft see above, 22 February, St 45/8. [R 15 March 1977, Pb 49-XV] Excerpts. =============================================================== [page two] Item 15, Minutes No 49 Top Secret To the Central Committee of the French Communist Party Dear Comrades ----------------------------------------------- [page two] In … Continue reading 15 March 1977* (Pb 49/XV) Letter to PCF

14 March 1978* (Pb 97/54) Rostropovich

Formal, jointly signed request (March 1978, 459-A) by KGB, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Central Committee that Mtsislav Rostropovich and his wife Galina Vishnevskaya be stripped of their Soviet citizenship (5 pp). [R 14 March 1978, Pb 97-54] Excerpts. =========================================================== [page one of five] To item 54 of Minutes No. 97 Secret To the CPSU … Continue reading 14 March 1978* (Pb 97/54) Rostropovich

5 January 1966* (St 132/11) Sinyavsky-Daniel

Secretariat. Preparations for the trial of Andrei SINYAVSKY and Yuly DANIEL. Includes joint memorandum from KGB chairman and Procurator-General (23 December 1965, 2843-S), pp 2-7, and February 1966 report on outcome of trial, pp 8-9. [R 5 January 1966, St 132-11] total 9 pp. ======================================= [page one of nine] Workers of all Lands, Unite! COMMUNIST … Continue reading 5 January 1966* (St 132/11) Sinyavsky-Daniel

23 September 1989** (St 105/114) Argentina

Secretariat. A request from Comrade ATHOS FAVA, Chairman of the Communist Party of Argentina for assistance to the Party in manufacturing fake Argentinean passports, identity cards, and receptacles for their transportation and storage (6 pp). [R 23 Sep 89, St 105-114] ========================================================== [Translator’s notes are bracketed] No. ST-105/114g of 23.IX.19[...] [illegible] [In handwriting:] 18 [Stamp:] … Continue reading 23 September 1989** (St 105/114) Argentina

19 May 1989** [International Department] Corvalan

A request from leadership of the Chilean Communist Party. Central Committee International department memo. Assistance to Comrade LUIS CORVALAN in travelling from the USSR to one of the countries of Western Europe to obtain a Chilean passport for a subsequent legal return to Chile. [R 19 May 89] ============================================================ Translated by Valeri Kalabugin, July 2010 … Continue reading 19 May 1989** [International Department] Corvalan

1 March 1989** [International Dept] Chile

Recorded discussion. Assisting clandestine return to Chile of 4 Socialist Party activists (fake documents); “special training” for 2 Chilean Communists (2 pp). [R 1 Mar 89] =========================================================== English Translation by Geo, February 2011 [Translator’s notes are bracketed; red font indicates unclear original text] [Handwritten] 5.1.2/Top Secret/Special Folder/ [Stamp] CC CPSU/18-18/ March 3, 1989/ 0443OP/To Be … Continue reading 1 March 1989** [International Dept] Chile

23 September 1988** (St-90/103) Ecuador

Secretariat. A request from the Communist Party of Ecuador, “special training” for 6 people in 1988 (6 pp). [R 23 Sep 88, St 90-103] =========================================================== [Translator's notes are bracketed] -90/103/gc/09.23.88/Top Secret/Special Folder/ 5.1.38/100 RESOLUTION Secretariat of the CC of CPSU Re: Request by the leadership of the Communist Party of Ecuador [It is hereby resolved … Continue reading 23 September 1988** (St-90/103) Ecuador

18 January 1988** (St-76/138) Chile

Secretariat. Assist the Chilean Communist Party in transit of couriers and special personnel training (5 pp). [R 18 Jan 88, St 76-138] ============================================================ Translated by George Sklyar, July 2010 [Translator’s notes are bracketed, handwritten text is in italic] #CT-76/138 gs, of 01.18.88/ TOP SECRET/SPECIAL FOLDER RESOLUTION Of the Secretariat of the CC of the Communist … Continue reading 18 January 1988** (St-76/138) Chile

12 January 1988** (St-76/82) Chile

Secretariat. A request from the Chilean Communist and Socialist Parties for “special training”: 20 CPC and 14 SPC members (6 pp). [R 12 Jan 88, St 76-82] ========================================================== Translated by George Sklyar, July 2010 [Translator’s notes are bracketed, handwritten text is in italic] #CT-76/82gs, of 01.12.88/TOP SECRET/SPECIAL FOLDER RESOLUTION of the Secretariat of the CC … Continue reading 12 January 1988** (St-76/82) Chile