26 June 1986* (Pb) Writers

Politburo meeting. Alexander YAKOVLEV reports on the Congress of the Writers' Union. Discussion of ways to manage changes in the union's bureaucracy [R 26 Jun 86, Pb], 5 pp. =========================================================== [page one of five] Top Secret Single Copy (Draft Minutes) MEETING OF CPSU POLITBURO 26 June 1986 In the chair Comrade M.S. GORBACHEV In attendance: … Continue reading 26 June 1986* (Pb) Writers

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

25 September 1986* (Pb) Political Prisoners

Politburo meeting (excerpt). KGB head CHEBRIKOV deliberately confuses political prisoners with those committing other "serious crimes". Between one third and a half of all political prisoners to be offered their freedom if they agree to discontinue their previous activities. [R 25 Sep 86, Pb] total 3 pp. ====================================== [page one of three] Top Secret Single … Continue reading 25 September 1986* (Pb) Political Prisoners

12 July 1984* (Pb) Stalin and Khrushchev

Politburo meeting. Request by  Molotov and Kaganovich to be re-admitted to the Party; exchange of views about Khrushchev and Stalin. [R 12 Jul 84, Pb] =========================================================== [page one of six] Top Secret Single Copy (Draft Minutes) MEETING OF CPSU POLITBURO 12 July 1984 chaired by Comrade K.U. CHERNENKO Comrades in attendance: G.A. Aliyev, V.I. Vorotnikov, … Continue reading 12 July 1984* (Pb) Stalin and Khrushchev