1.2 THE MEDIA: NEWSPAPERS, RADIO, TV

1950s

15 August 1956**, St 19/2 [1.2; 9.1] – Secretariat. Draft letter to Party organizations throughout the USSR concerning the distribution in Soviet Union of the Russian-language magazine Amerika produced by the US State Department (6 pp). [R 15 August 1956, St 19/2]

1960s

19 July 1960, St 158/6 [1.2] – Secretariat. Measures to counter anti-Soviet radio propaganda (52 pp). [R 19 July 1960, St 158-6]

20 December 1961, Pb 7/18 [1.2; 9.1] – Politburo. About subscription to Midweek, Tuesday supplement to The Worker, newspaper of US Communist Party (6 pp). [R 20 December 1961, Pb 7-18]

27 August 1966* (no number) [1.2; 9.1] – ABC request for permission to film TV-program about life of one Soviet family. [R 27 August 1966]

5 September 1966, St-11/64 [1.2; 9.1] – Secretariat. Concerning ESTHER SHIELDS, TASS correspondent in New York, (4 pp). [R 5 September 1966, St 11-64]

25 October 1966, St-13/259 [1.2; 9.1] – Secretariat. Concerning Moscow correspondent of The Worker (GARRY ?YARNS), newspaper of the Communist Party of USA (2 pp). [R 25 October 1966, St 13-259]

6 March 1967* (no number) [1.2; 9.1] – About permission to US television to broadcast Soviet TV-film about Vietnam. [R 6 March 1967]

15 April 1968, St 50/148 [1.2; 9.1] – Secretariat. Cancelling the debts of US firms linked to CP USA that distribute Soviet publications (17 pp).  [R 15 April 1968, St 50-148]

25 December 1968, St 64/52 [1.2; 9.1] – Secretariat. Replace present Moscow correspondent of The Daily World, newspaper of the US Communist Party (CPUSA), with more reliable MIKE DAVIDOW (4 pp). [R 25 December 1968, St 64-52]

8 May 1969, St 72/81 [1.2] – Secretariat. Financial assistance to the Communist Party publishing house in Israel (4 pp). [R 8 May 1969, St 72-81]

14 May 1969, St 73/2 [1.2] – Secretariat. Financial assistance to “Du Monde entier”, Belgian publishing house linked to local Communist Party (2 pp). [R 14 May 1969, St 73-2]

5 November 1969*, 2792-А [1.2] – KGB memorandum to Central Committee. Measures for discrediting author and contents of Only One Year, a new book by STALIN’s daughter SVETLANA ALLILUYEVA (4 pp). [R 5 November 1969, 2792-A]

1970s

6 January 1970, St 87/8 [1.2; 9.1] – Secretariat. A new TASS Ukrainian radio broadcast centre in New York (4 pp). [R 6 January 1970, St 87-8]

2 February 1970, 265-A [1.2; 2.1] – KGB report to MIKHAIL SUSLOV. Increase checks to limit pornography distributed by the foreigners. [R 2 February 1970, 265-A]

21 May 1970, St 99/41 [1.2; 5] – Secretariat. Financial aid to bookstore selling Soviet publications, as requested by secretary general of Canadian Communist Party (6 pp). [R 21 May 1970, St 99-41]

13 May 1971, St 163 [1.2; 5] – Secretariat. Aid bookstore selling Soviet publications (Du monde entier) as requested by secretary general of the Belgian Communist Party (6 pp). [R 13 May 1971, St 163]

27 January 1972*, St 28/11 [1.2; 9.1] – Secretariat. New bureaux in New York and Lima (Peru) for the Soviet weekly magazine New Times (5 pp). [R 27 January 1972, St 28-11] (The new KGB bureau chief in New York is IONA ANDRONOV) tbt

2 February 1975 (no number) [1.2] – Letter from Swiss Labour Party requesting payment for publishing three books about USSR (9 pp). [R 2 February 1975]

5 May 1976, St 7/81 [1.2] – Secretariat. A new bureau for the Komsomolskaya pravda daily in Austria: the correspondent to be replaced by KGB agent (9 pp). [R 5 May 1976, St 7-81]

5 May 1976, St 7/82 [1.2] – Secretariat. Transfer bureau of Izvestiya from Congo (Brazzaville) to Angola: the correspondent to be replaced by KGB agent (7 pp). [R 5 May 1976, St 7-82]

7 May 1976, St 7/12 [1.2] – Secretariat. About a symposium for Soviet foreign correspondents (3 pp). [R 7 May 1976, St 7-12]

14 December 1976, St 36/64 [7.2] – Secretariat. A request from the leadership of the Iranian People’s Party. Due to Bulgaria’s refusal to continue broadcasting to Iran, consider possibility of organizing further broadcasts from GDR, Czechoslovakia, Hungary or Romania (10 pp). [R 14 December 1976, St 36-64]

9 March 1977, St 47/12 [1.2; 3.2] – Secretariat. A new anti-Soviet film made in FRG about the dissidents and events in Czechoslovakia (4 pp). [R 9 March 1977,  St 47-12]

30 May 1978, St 109/4 [1.2] – Secretariat. Actions concerning information and propaganda for Third World countries (9 pp). [R 30 May 1978, St 109-4]

3 October 1978, St 127/9 [1.2; 5] – Secretariat. Financial aid in distributing Soviet literature, as per request of Australian Socialist Party. [R 3 October 1978 – St 127-9]

1979

19 April 1979, St 155/86 [1.2] – Secretariat. Inclusion of Netherlands in the region covered by correspondents of the Literaturnaya gazeta weekly (4 pp). [R 19 April 1979,  St 155-86]

29 May 1979, St 160/5 [1.2] – Secretariat. Participation of Soviet journalists in the 8th Congress of the “International Organisation of Journalists” in Finland (2 pp). [R 29 May 1979, St 160-5]

12 June 1979, St 162/5 [1.2] – Secretariat. Actions to increase Soviet influence and mass propaganda in Third-World countries (6 pp). [R 12 June 1979, St 162-5]

10 July 1979, St 166/12 [1.2; 9.1] – Secretariat. Assistance to American TV company filming documentary in the USSR (5 pp). [R 10 July 1979, St 166-12]

17 July 1979*, St 167/18 [1.2; 9.1] – Secretariat gives go-ahead for talks with director FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA about making a joint Soviet-American film about disarmament (5 pp). [R 17 July 1979, St 167-18]

1980s

1980

22 January 1980, St 194/9 [1.2; 9.1] – Secretariat. Action plan with regard to foreign correspondents in Moscow (5 pp). [R 22 January 1980, St 194/9]

29 January 1980, St 195/59 [1.2; 9.2] – Secretariat. Technical assistance to Afghanistan in construction of a medium wave radio-station (15 pp). [R 29 January 1980, St 195/59]

7 February 1980, St 197/15 [1.2; 9.1] – Secretariat. On changes in Soviet radio broadcasts to the USA from Cuba (5 pp). [R 7 February 1980, St 197/15]

19 February 1980, St 198/9 [1.2; 9.2] – Secretariat. Assistance to Democratic Republic of Afghanistan to improve mass media (5 pp). [R 19 February 1980, St 198/9]

13 March 1980, St 202/15 [1.2] – Secretariat. Meet a request from the Sandinista National Liberation Front (Nicaragua) for 600 tons of paper and photo supplies (3 pp). [R 13 March 1980, St 202-15]

3 April 1980, St 205/31 [1.2; 9.1; 9.3] – Secretariat. Assistance to an American film studio to make a documentary series about Soviet culture in relation to Olympic Games. [R 3 April 1980, St 205/31]

11 April 1980, St 206/58 [1.2] – Secretariat. Assistance to the Greek publisher, GEORGE BOBOLAS (7 pp). [R 11 April 1980, St 206/58]

22 April 1980, St 207/71 [1.2] – Secretariat. An invitation to the general manager of the Moroccan information agency. [R 22 April 1980]

13 May 1980, St 210/57 [1.2] – Secretariat. Opening of a new TASS agency in Zimbabwe, replacing the correspondent with a KGB agent (7 pp). [R 13 May 1980, St 210-57]

13 June 1980, St 215/50 [1.2] – Secretariat. Publishing in Kampuchea; replace correspondent with KGB agent (14 pp). [R 13 June 1980, St 215/50]

1 July 1980, St 217/10 [1.2] – Secretariat. Assistance to British TV in filming documentary (5 pp). [R 1 July 1980, St 217-10]

2 September 1980, St 226/3 [1.2; 5] – Actions to improve influence over Italian Communist Party  (12 pp). [R 2 September 1980, St 226/3]

15 October 1980, St 233/8 [1.2] – Secretariat. Providing newsprint and other supplies to Nicaragua; total provision of newsprint worldwide (7 pp). [R 15 October 1980, St 233/8]

22 October 1980, St 233/67 [1.2; 6; 9.2] – Secretariat. Publication of article to discredit anti-Soviet actions of the Italian Socialist Party (10 pp). [R 22 October 1980, St 233/67]

4 December 1980, St 240/21 [1.2] – Secretariat. Permission to Novosti (APN) agency to use computerized information databases (4 pp). [R 4 December 1980, St 240/21]

5 December 1980**, St 240/43 [1.2; 9.1] – Secretariat. Requests from Cuba and Grenada to enable radio transmissions to the USA (17 pp).  [R 5 December 1980, St 240-43]

9 December 1980, St 240/82 [1.2; 6] – Secretariat. Permission for cooperation between Soviet TV/radio agencies and “progressive” Italian TV and radio stations (6 pp). [R 9 December 1980, St 240-82]

15 December 1980, St 241/92 [1.2; 2.2] – Secretariat. Making a special TV-documentary based on KGB actions to discover and arrest Chinese special agents and spies (2 pp). [R 15 December 1980, St 241/92]

16 December 1980, Pb 241/8 [1.2; 9.2] – Secretariat. Further measures to assist Afghanistan in its ideological propaganda —  radio equipment, training. etc. (28 pp). [R 16 December 1980, St 241-8]

22 December 1980, St 242/61 [1.2; 9.4] –Secretariat of the Central Committee. Control over distribution of Polish press in the USSR (28 pp). [R 22 December 1980, St 242-61]

23 December 1980, St 242/18 [1.2] – Secretariat. Awards for employees of Belorussia publishing house (3 pp). [R 23 December 1980, St 242-18]

1981-1989

5 January 1981, St 244/54 [1.2] – Secretariat. Permit for a British citizen to work at TASS (5 pp). [R 5 January 1981, St 244-54]

6 January 1981, St 244/79 [1.2] – Secretariat. Opening of a new bureau for the New Times magazine in Central America and closing that in Peru (6 pp). [R 6 January 1981, St 244-79]

15 January 1981, St 246/17 [1.2; 9.4] – Secretariat. Setting up a Novosti bureau in Gdansk and appoint KGB officer as deputy director (3 pp). [R //

3 February 1981, St 248/14 [1.2] – Secretariat. Cooperation with and assistance to French film studio (5 pp). [R 3 February 1981, St 248-14]

5 January 1982**, St 44/7 [1.2; 5; 9.1] – Secretariat. A request from the CP USA leadership for part of the debt incurred in distributing Soviet books to be written off. [R 5 January 1982 – St 44-7]

15 January 1982, St 246/17 [1.2; 9.4] – Secretariat. Establishing press-corps for a Soviet bureau of the Novosti agency in Poland (Gdansk) and appointment of a KGB agent as its chief (3 pp). [R 15 January 1982, St 246-17]

19 April 1982, 782-A [1.2] – KGB to Secretariat. Widening spread of ideologically harmful foreign video films (3 pp). [R 19 April 1982, 782-A]

2 November 1982, St-83/5 [1.2] – Secretariat. Additions to the current legal procedure for publication of official documents in central Soviet press (4 pp). [R 2 November 1982, St 83-5]

14 August 1986, St-19/17 [1.2] – Secretariat. Financial assistance to the “progressive” Armenian press abroad (9 pp). [R 14 Aug 86, St 19-17]

24 December 1988, No 578 [1.2; 5] – Secretariat: Supplies of newsprint for communist parties abroad (2 pp). [R 24 Dec 88, No 578]

3 March 1989, Pb 148/5 [1.2] – Politburo decision. New bureau for Komsomolskaya pravda newspaper in Canada; replace correspondent with KGB agent (2 pp). [R 3 Mar 89, Pb 148-50]

1990s

6 February 1990, St-10/1 [1.2] – Secretariat. Financial support to correspondents from Communist and Socialist countries (4 pp). [R 6 Feb 90, St 10-1]

22 February 1990, St-112/116 [1.2; 4] – Secretariat. Distribution in the USSR of periodical publications from communist and socialist countries (4 pp). [R 22 Feb 90, St 112-116]

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