11 March 1975* (547-A) Matzo

KGB memorandum from Andropov, copy for Chernenko. Confiscation of matzo in parcels sent from abroad. [R 11 March 1975, 547-A] ============================ For Comrade K.U. Chernenko only [1] [Stamp] The agreement of the CPSU Central Committee has been obtained,reports Comrade Galkin, V.E., 1 Sector of CPSU Central Committee General Department [dated & signed] 12 March 1975   … Continue reading 11 March 1975* (547-A) Matzo

7 February 1974* [Andropov-Brezhnev] Solzhenitsyn

Letter from ANDROPOV to BREZHNEV about SOLZHENITSYN, suggesting he be deported from the USSR to West Germany [R 7 February 1974 (no number)] total 3 pp. For background, see Note [1] below. ===================================== [page one of three] Letter from Yu. ANDROPOV to L. BREZHNEV 7 February 1974 Top Secret SPECIAL FILE Dear Leonid Ilych, Here … Continue reading 7 February 1974* [Andropov-Brezhnev] Solzhenitsyn

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

30 December 1980* (St 243/8) North Caucasus

Secretariat. Resolution on action to take about anti-Russian feeling and actions in Karachaevo-Cherkessk Autonomous Region (North Caucasus). Based on 6-page report from ANDROPOV, 9 December 1980, No 2576-A. [R 30 Dec 80, 7 pp] (7 pp.) Excerpt. ========================================================== [page one of seven] No St 243/8, 30 December 1980 Top Secret SPECIAL FILE RESOLUTION of the … Continue reading 30 December 1980* (St 243/8) North Caucasus

3 September 1980* (Pb 213/38) Poland

Politburo. Theses critical of the recent Gdansk Agreements to be used at a meeting with Polish leadership. [R 3 September 1980, Pb 213/38] total 7 pp. (excerpt) =========================================================== [page one of seven] Return to CPSU Central Committee (General Department, Sector) within 3 days Workers of all Lands, Unite! COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION. CENTRAL … Continue reading 3 September 1980* (Pb 213/38) Poland

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

14 December 1975* (3088-A) NATO weapons

KGB report to Central Committee. Possible consequences of NATO's future deployment  of smart tactical weapons for Soviet military strategy (3 pp). [R 14 December 1975, 3088-A] ========================================================== [page one of three] Top secret State Security Committee [KGB] at the USSR Soviet of Ministers 14 December 1975, No 3088-A Moscow To the CPSU Central Committee On possible … Continue reading 14 December 1975* (3088-A) NATO weapons