Secret Chernobyl

In Judgment in Moscow, Vladimir BUKOVSKY writes in passing with irony and scepticism of the Western reaction, in April 1986, to the explosion at the Chernobyl reactor and the behaviour of the Soviet leadership led by the "new Chichikov", Mikhail Gorbachev. Again and again, he notes disbelievingly, Western commentators urged that the new head of … Continue reading Secret Chernobyl

20 March 1986* (Pb) Afghanistan, Alliluyeva

Politburo. Various topics discussed: situation in Afghanistan, renaming the L.I. Brezhnev icebreaker, and letter from SVETLANA ALLILUYEVA about return to USSR (2 pp). [R 20 Mar 86, Pb] Excerpt =========================================================== [page one of two] Top Secret Single copy (draft record) [...] [page two] 41. [...] GORBACHEV. There is one matter I have left until last. On … Continue reading 20 March 1986* (Pb) Afghanistan, Alliluyeva

22 October 1986 * (Pb §1) Soviet diplomats

Politburo meeting. Expulsion of Soviet diplomats from the USA and planned Soviet retaliation. [R 22 oct 86, Pb] ============================================================= [page one of five] Top Secret Single Copy (Draft Minutes) MEETING OF CPSU POLITBURO 22 October 1986 In the chair Comrade M.S. GORBACHEV In attendance: Comrades G.A. Aliyev, A.A.Gromyko, L.N. Zaikov, Ye.K. Ligachev, N.I. Ryzhkov, M.S. … Continue reading 22 October 1986 * (Pb §1) Soviet diplomats

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

29 October 1981* (Pb §2) Poland

Politburo meeting. RUSAKOV’s report on his visit to the GDR, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria and Hungary to discuss the situation in Poland. Politburo concern over JARUZELSKI's failure to act. [R 29 October 1981, Politburo, para 2] total 6 pp. =========================================================== [page one of six] Top Secret Single Copy (Draft Minutes) MEETING OF CPSU POLITBURO 29 October 1981 … Continue reading 29 October 1981* (Pb §2) Poland

10 September 1981* (Pb §3) Poland

Politburo meeting. Response to statements at Congress of Solidarity in Poland. [R 10 September 1981, Politburo, para 3] total 3 pp. ========================================================== [page one of three] Top Secret Single Copy (Draft Minutes) MEETING OF CPSU POLITBURO 2 April 1981 chaired by Comrade L.I. BREZHNEV Comrades in attendance: M.S. Gorbachev, V.V. Grishin, A.A.Gromyko, N.A. Tikhonov, K.U. … Continue reading 10 September 1981* (Pb §3) Poland

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

13 January 1981* (St 245/14) Nuclear war

Secretariat Resolution. Proposals, beginning with December 1980 letter from Ministry of Health, about participation in the Soviet-American conference “Medics against Nuclear War” in Washington D.C. (9 pp). [R 13 January 1981, St 245-14] Excerpt. =============================== [page one of nine] Workers of all Lands, Unite! COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION. CENTRAL COMMITTEE [Text along left-hand … Continue reading 13 January 1981* (St 245/14) Nuclear war

2 September 1980* (St 226/4) Peace movement

Secretariat. Response to a Belgian initiative for nuclear disarmament and safety of non-nuclear countries (9 pp). [R 2 September 1980, St 226/4] Excerpt. =========================================================== [page one of nine] Workers of all Lands, Unite! COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION. CENTRAL COMMITTEE [Vertical text along left-hand margin] Return to CPSU Central Committee (General Department, sector 2) … Continue reading 2 September 1980* (St 226/4) Peace movement

9 June 1980* (St 214/74) Peace movement

Secretariat. Preparations for a meeting of central committee secretaries with responsibility for international affairs in the fraternal parties of socialist countries. Discussion of international peace movement (12 pp). [R 9 June 1980, St 214-74] Excerpts. ======================================================== [page one of twelve] Workers of all Lands, Unite! COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION. CENTRAL COMMITTEE [Text along … Continue reading 9 June 1980* (St 214/74) Peace movement

01 June 1986* (1135-Ch) Writers

KGB (Chebrikov) to Central Committee. Attempts by "the Adversary" to subvert Soviet writers and restore reputation of emigré authors (5 pp).  [R 1 Jun 86, 5 pp – 1135-Ch]. Excerpts. ========================================================== [page one of five] Resolution of Comrade Gorbachev see p. 5 Secret [illegible] June 1986, No 1135-Ch To the CPSU Central Committee [Partially illegible] … Continue reading 01 June 1986* (1135-Ch) Writers

14 November 1989* (2292-K/ov) Miners

KGB memo (Kryuchkov) to Central Committee (Gorbachev). SAKHAROV's influence on the striking miners in Vorkuta. [R 14 Nov 89, 2292-K-OV] =========================================================== [page one of two] Special Importance Copy No 2 14 November 1989, No 2292-K/ov To the CPSU Central Committee Attention: Comrade M.S. Gorbachev Concerning the influence of A.D. Sakharov on the strike movement in … Continue reading 14 November 1989* (2292-K/ov) Miners