25 April 1979* (819-A) Olympic Games

KGB report. Anti-Soviet activities with regard to the 1980 Olympic Games. [Russian: 25 April 1979, 819-A] total 4 pp (excerpts). ================================== [page three] [...] The enemy’s intelligence agencies and foreign anti-Soviet centres are trying, as previously, to use various insinuations about ‘the violation of human rights in the USSR’ to discredit the 22nd Olympic Games … Continue reading 25 April 1979* (819-A) Olympic Games

26 December 1986* (2521‑Ch) Pardons

KGB report (Chebrikov). Proposal to issue State pardons for special categories of criminals [dissidents] on condition that they cease their "anti-Soviet" activities [Russian: 26 Dec 86, 2522-Ch] (6 pp) excerpts. ====================================== [page one of six] Top Secret 26 December 1986, No 2521-Ch To the CPSU Central Committee Freeing certain categories of individual from criminal responsibility … Continue reading 26 December 1986* (2521‑Ch) Pardons

4 February 1987* (206-B) Marchenko

KGB memorandum (Bobkov) to International Department. What to tell French Communists about imprisoned dissidents Anatoly MARCHENKO and Alexander OGORODNIKOV. (Marchenko died in December 1986, following a lengthy hunger strike in Chistopol Prison.) [Russian: 4 Feb 87 – 206-B] ======================= [one page] Secret 4 February 1987, No 206-B Comrade Yu.I. Zuyev, deputy head of the CPSU … Continue reading 4 February 1987* (206-B) Marchenko

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 brackets political prisoners with those committing "serious State crimes", as did the RSFSR Criminal Code (see Notes). Between one third and a half of all political prisoners to be offered their freedom if they agree to discontinue their previous activities. [Russian: 25 Sep 86, Pb] total 3 pp. ====================================== … Continue reading 25 September 1986* (Pb) Political Prisoners