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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A brief passage from Anatoly CHERNYAEV’s unpublished “Diary”, in which he responds to a report to the Central Committee by ANDROPOV (29 December 1975*, 3213-A) about the statements of foreign communist parties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 … Continue reading

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15 March 1977*, Pb 49/XV

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 … Continue reading

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27 September 1977*, St 74/6

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 … Continue reading

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1 April 1978*, 785-A

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 … Continue reading

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