18 February 1977* (Pb 46/X) Cyrus Vance

Instructions to Anatoly DOBRYNIN, Soviet ambassador to the USA, concerning a discussion with Secretary of State Cyrus VANCE about human rights. [R 18 February 1977, Pb 46-X] total 7 pp (excerpt). ================================== Proletariats of the World unite! COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION. THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE Top Secret No P46/X To: comrades Brezhnev, Podgomy, Kosygin, … Continue reading 18 February 1977* (Pb 46/X) Cyrus Vance

22 June 1978* (Pb) Shcharansky

Yury Andropov briefs Politburo on forthcoming trial of Anatoly SHCHARANSKY, arrested in mid-March the previous year. (MHG 30th anniversary) total 2 pp. ======================================= V-118 Top secret The only copy Working paper SESSION OF THE POLITBURO OF THE CC CPSU June 22, 1978 Chaired by Comrade Brezhnev, L.I. In attendance: Comrades Andropov, U.V.; Grishin, V.V.; Gromyko, … Continue reading 22 June 1978* (Pb) Shcharansky

31 January 1938* (Pb 57/48) Great Terror

Dealing with “Anti-Soviet Elements”. Politburo accepts NKVD request to increase quotas for 1st category arrests (executions) and 2nd category arrests in 22 Republics and Regions across the USSR. [R 31 January 1938, Pb 57-48] total 2 pp. ==================================== [page one of two] Return within 24 hours to the Central Committee Special Sector STRICTLY SECRET (From Special … Continue reading 31 January 1938* (Pb 57/48) Great Terror

1 November 1979* (Pb 172/113) Olympic Games

Politburo decision based on KGB advice. Response to US Department of Justice concerning potential terrorism and drug distribution during the summer Olympic Games in Moscow – rejection of offer to cooperate (4 pp). [R 1 November 1979, Pb 172-113] Excerpt =================================== [page two of four] In a conversation with the Soviet ambassador to the USA about … Continue reading 1 November 1979* (Pb 172/113) Olympic Games

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

8 January 1969* (Pb 111/162) International Fund

Politburo decision. Set up an “International Fund to aid Left-wing, Workers’ Organizations”. Fund total, $16.5 million; Soviet contribution, $14 million, and sums to be contributed by fraternal socialist parties in Eastern Europe. Also contains the 8 January 1969 (Pb 111/163) decision, specifying how much political parties, organisations and movements are to receive from the new … Continue reading 8 January 1969* (Pb 111/162) International Fund

14 January 1982* (Pb §2-3) Economic assistance

Politburo meeting. Poland's continuing problems; requests for economic assistance. [R 14 January 1982, Politburo, para 2] total 5 pp. =========================================================== [page one of five] Top Secret Single Copy (Draft Minutes) MEETING OF CPSU POLITBURO 14 January 1982 chaired by Comrade L.I. BREZHNEV Comrades in attendance: Yu.V. Andropov, M.S. Gorbachev, V.V. Grishin, A.A.Gromyko, A.P. Kirilenko, A.L. … Continue reading 14 January 1982* (Pb §2-3) Economic assistance

10 December 1981* (Pb §2) Poland

Politburo meeting, three days before the introduction of martial law in Poland. [R 10 December 1981, Politburo, para 1] total 11 pp. (excerpts) [1] ========================================================== [page one of eleven] Top Secret Single Copy (Draft Minutes) MEETING OF CPSU POLITBURO 10 December 1981 chaired by Comrade L.I. BREZHNEV Comrades in attendance: Yu.V. Andropov, V.V. Grishin, A.A.Gromyko, … Continue reading 10 December 1981* (Pb §2) Poland

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

12 December 1979* (Pb 176/125) Situation in “A”

Politburo. The situation in “A” (the decision to invade Afghanistan) as recorded in two vaguely worded documents, 12 and 26 December (2 pp). [R 12 December 1979, No 997] ========================================================== Top Secret Special File In the chair, Comrade L.I. Brezhnev present: Suslov, Grishin, Kirilenko, Pelshe, Ustinov, Chernenko, Andropov, Gromyko, Tikhonov, Ponomarev Resolution of the CPSU Central … Continue reading 12 December 1979* (Pb 176/125) Situation in “A”

9 April 1981* (Pb §3) Poland

Politburo. Report on results of a meeting between ANDROPOV, USTINOV and  representatives (KANIA, JARUZELSKI) of the Polish government and Party. [R 9 April 1981, Politburo, para 3] total 8 pp. =========================================================== [page one of eight] Top Secret Single Copy (Draft Minutes) MEETING OF CPSU POLITBURO 2 April 1981 chaired by Comrade K.U. CHERNENKO Comrades in … Continue reading 9 April 1981* (Pb §3) Poland

2 April 1981* (Pb) Poland

Politburo meeting. The situation in Poland; future meeting between ANDROPOV, KANIA and JARUZELSKI; economic reforms and martial law. [R 2 April 1981, Politburo] total 7 pp. (excerpts) ============================================================= [page one of seven] Top Secret Single Copy (Draft Minutes) MEETING OF CPSU POLITBURO 2 April 1981 chaired by Comrade L.I. BREZHNEV Comrades in attendance: Yu.V. Andropov, … Continue reading 2 April 1981* (Pb) Poland

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

7 January 1974* (Pb) Solzhenitsyn

Politburo meeting. Discussion concerning what to do with Alexander SOLZHENITSYN: arrest him, put him on trial, imprison or deport him. Russian text first published in Russkaya mysl (Paris), 30 September & 10 October 1993. ================================== Top Secret Single Copy (Draft Minutes) MEETING OF CPSU POLITBURO 7 January 1974 chaired by Comrade L.I. BREZHNEV Comrades in … Continue reading 7 January 1974* (Pb) Solzhenitsyn

16 November 1972* (Pb 67/XVIII) Warnings

Politburo decision. Responding to a jointly signed request from the KGB and Procurator-General RUDENKO (11 October 1972, 2594-А,  pp. 4-5) the Party leaders approve a secret decree (p. 2) about special KGB “cautions” to those engaged in “politically harmful” behaviour. [R 16 November 1972, Pb 67-XVIII] total 5 pp. ========================================================== [page one of five] Workers … Continue reading 16 November 1972* (Pb 67/XVIII) Warnings

15 April 1968* (Pb 79/XII) Marchenko

Proposal to Brezhnev and Andropov to revoke Soviet citizenship of dissidents ILYA GABAI (1935-1973) and ANATOLY MARCHENKO (1938-1986). The two men both died premature deaths in the USSR. Includes draft edicts of USSR Supreme Soviet, pp. 2-3. [R 15 April 1968, Pb 79-XII] total 3 pp. =========================================================== [page one of three] Workers of all Lands, … Continue reading 15 April 1968* (Pb 79/XII) Marchenko

22 December 1967* (Pb 63/122) Ginzburg-Galanskov trial

Politburo. Directions to Soviet ambassadors in the Eastern bloc, and in Western countries, concerning the forthcoming trial of Ginzburg, Galanskov, Dobrovolsky and Lashkova. [R 22 December 1967, Pb 63-122] total 2 pp. ========================================================== [page one of two] Workers of all Lands, Unite! COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION. CENTRAL COMMITTEE Top Secret Pb 63 / … Continue reading 22 December 1967* (Pb 63/122) Ginzburg-Galanskov trial