Chernyaev diary (3 January 1976)

A brief passage from Anatoly CHERNYAEV's unpublished "Diary", in which he responds to a report to the Central Committee by ANDROPOV (29 December 1975*, 3213-A) about the statements of foreign communist parties concerning "political prisoners" in the USSR (NSA, document and translation). ==================================== 3 January 1976 From interesting things at the Central Committee, in the … Continue reading Chernyaev diary (3 January 1976)

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

27 September 1977* (St 74/6) Italy

Secretariat. Measures to stop "anti-Soviet campaign" in Italy (13 pp). [R 27 September 1977, 14 pp – St 4407] Excerpt. =========================================================== [In September 1977, Boris Ponomaryov and Vasily Kuznetsov reported to the Central Committee] [page twelve] a new wave in the anti-Soviet and anti-socialist campaign is building up in Italy, with the main emphasis on … Continue reading 27 September 1977* (St 74/6) Italy

1 April 1978* (785-A) Trials

Joint memorandum to Central Committee from KGB, Procurator-General and ?Ministry of Justice. Delay trials of “anti-Soviet elements” -- dissidents Anatoly SHCHARANSKY, Alexander GINZBURG, Yury ORLOV and Zviad GAMSAKHURDIA (and the "spies" Lubman, Filatov and Nilov) --  until a politically suitable time (excerpts). [R 1 April 1978, 785-A] total 4 pp. ========================================================== [page one of four] … Continue reading 1 April 1978* (785-A) Trials

29 March 1977* (647-A) Shcharansky

KGB memorandum to Central Committee. Reactions of US embassy and foreign press corps to measures taken against dissidents, particularly the arrest in mid-March of Anatoly SHCHARANSKY. [R 29 March 1977, 647-A] total 3 pp. ======================================================= [page one of three] Top secret State Security Committee [KGB] at the USSR Soviet of Ministers 29 March 1977, No … Continue reading 29 March 1977* (647-A) Shcharansky

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