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

24 January 1989* (Pb 146/VI) Afghanistan withdrawal

Politburo. The imminent withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan, alternative scenarios. [Russian: 24 Jan 89, Pb 146-VI] total 13 pp (excerpts). ============================= [page one of thirteen] Return to CPSU Central Committee(General Department, Sector 2) within 3 days Workers of all Lands, Unite! COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION. CENTRAL COMMITTEE TOP SECRETSPECIAL FILE No. Pb … Continue reading 24 January 1989* (Pb 146/VI) Afghanistan withdrawal

17 March 1978* (492-Ch) Chistopol Prison

KGB and Ministry of Internal Affairs to Central Committee: Transfer of "especially dangerous" prisoners from Vladimir Prison to Chistopol Prison. Henceforward political prisoners would be held in Chistopol Prison. [R 17 March 1978, 492-Ch] ========================================================== [page one of two] Secret Copy no 3 To the CPSU Central Committee No 06637 The transfer of especially dangerous … Continue reading 17 March 1978* (492-Ch) Chistopol Prison

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