Tag Archives: Mikhail GORBACHEV*

The Status of these Archives (2018)

In 1992, for a period of five months, Vladimir Bukovsky was given access to the archives of the CPSU Central Committee in Moscow. The new Russian government of Boris Yeltsin asked him to speak as a witness on its behalf … Continue reading

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Is Glasnost a Game of Mirrors? (1987)

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. [R 20 August 1980, St 225-5] total 5 pp.

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