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Is Glasnost a Game of Mirrors?

The New York Times, 22 March 1987 Are Mikhail S. Gorbachev’s new policies the historical turning point we have been praying for, signaling the end of oppression and misery in the Soviet Union? Or are we witnessing only a short-lived … Continue reading

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20 March 1986* (Pb)

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) […] … Continue reading

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20 August 1980*, St 225/5

Secretariat Resolution. Send the El Salvador Communist Party in September-October 1980 an air shipment, from Hanoi to Havana, of 60-80 tons of Western-made small arms and ammunition (5 pp).  [R 20 August 1980, St 225-5] ============================================================ [page one] No St … Continue reading

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23 January 1991*, Pb 223

Moscow Party Committee to CPSU Central Committee. Report on a vast anti-Gorbachev demonstration in the centre of the Soviet capital following the January events in Lithuania. [R 20 January 1991, Pb 223] =========================================================== ============================================================ [page one of two] Return to … Continue reading

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