2. 1953 to 1965

1953

3 September 1953** (no number) [2.1] – Secretariat. Creation at Ministry of Internal Affairs of Special Division No.12 for “special assignments” (diversion, sabotage, assassination) abroad. Structure, functions, etc of Special Division (7 pp). [R 3 September 1953]

1956

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]

22 August 1956, St 21/4 [2.1] – Secretariat. Report of Central Commission overseeing re-examination of cases, Region by Region, of those convicted of political, administrative, and economic crimes. Response by Minister for Internal Affairs (6 October 1956) and the Central Committee Administrative Department (2 November 1956) are included in file (26 pp). [R 22 August 1956, St 21/4]

4 October 1956*, St 1061 [2.1] – Secretariat. Creation of the “Mill”, a fake border post in the Far East used from 1941 to 1949 to test the loyalty of individuals, who were then arrested and imprisoned; many were shot (9 pp). [R 4 October 1956, St 1061]

23 October 1956*, Pb 48/6 [8] – Politburo. Financial aid to France-Soviet Friendship Society (2 pp). [R 23 October 1956, Pb 48/6] tbt

1957

5 March 1957, 465-S [2.1] – KGB report (Serov). Anti-Soviet events during local elections (3 pp). [R 5 March 1957, 465-S]

6 September 1957, St 48/190, [8] – Secretariat. Reorganization of VOKS, the All-Union Society for Cultural Relations with other countries (39 pp). [R 6 September 57, St 48/190]

25 October 1957*, St 52/128 [7.1; 9.1] – Secretariat. Central Committee approves KGB request for one-off grant (20,000 roubles) to WILFRED BURCHETT and awards the correspondent of the US newspaper National Guardian a monthly allowance of 3,000 roubles (5 pp). [R 25 October 1957, St 52-128]

19 December 1957* (no number) [2.1] – KGB report. ACADEMICIAN LEV LANDAU’s admiration for the Hungarian insurgents and comments about Bolshevik fascism (17 pp). [R 19 December 1957]

1958

24 February 1958 (no number) [8] – Telegram to the Soviet ambassador in Finland. Pay 200,000 marks to support Finland-Soviet Friendship Society (7 pp). [R 24 February 1958]

20 November 1958, St 191/XIX [9.1] – Secretariat. Letter from BORIS POLEVOI to General Secretary KHRUSHCHEV about Soviet-American relations (17 pp). [R 20 November 1958, St 191-XIX]

27 December 1958, St 89/16 [9.1] – Secretariat. Provocation of American authorities in Berlin against Soviet writer АLEXANDER CHEISHVILI (8 pp). [R 27 December 1958, St 89-16]

1959

14 August 1959*, K-33/25 [8] – Secretariat. Report from USSR Ministry of Culture. Assistance to the Anglo-Soviet Friendship Society (3 pp). [R 14 August 1959, K-33-25] tbt

1960

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]

6 October 1960, Pb 162/22 [2.1; 9.1] – Politburo decision. Deportation of American citizen KAMENSKY from the USSR (3 pp). [R 6 October 1960, Pb 162-22]

1961

20 July 1961 (no number) [5] – Secretariat. Financial assistance to the daughter of Comrade FOSTER, US Communist Party (2pp). [R 20 July 1961]

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]

1962

9 January 1962, St 9/53 [8] – Secretariat. Approve grant of 100,000 kronas to the Sweden-Soviet Friendship Society, as per request of the Swedish Communist Party (4 pp). [R 9 January 1962, St 9-53]

14 July 1962, St 32/70 [8] – Secretariat. Training of 50-100 teachers of Russian language for Yugoslavia (4 pp). [R 14 July 1962, St 32-70]

25 December 1962*, 3265-S [2.1] – KGB report (Semichastny), approved by Central Committee. Change in procedures for informing relatives about prisoners’ date of death (execution) in the Stalin era (4 pp). [R 25 December 1962, 3265-S]

1963

26 April 1963, St 68/22 [3.1] – KGB to Secretariat. Samizdat document “Art and Politics” (15 pp). [R 26 April 1963, St 68-22]

1965

15 February 1965**, St 111/11 [1.1; 7.1] – Secretariat. Ideological assistance to the “Union of the Sudan” party in Mali (15 pp). [R 15 February 1965, St 111-11]

3. January 1966 to December 1967 …