4. 1968 to 1969

1968

January to June

26 January 1968*, 181-A [3.1] – KGB to Secretariat. Results of the GINZBURG and GALANSKOV trial (4 pp). [R 26 Jan 68, 4 pp – 181-A] tbt

26 February 1968, 444-A [3.1] – KGB memorandum. The intention of PYOTR YAKIR, PAVEL LITVINIOV, LARISA BOGORAZ and others to send a letter to the conference of Communist Party leaders in Budapest (2 pp). [R 26 February 1968, 444-A]

4 March 1968, Pb 73 [5] – Politburo decision. Financial assistance to Communist Parties and movements in Spain, $120,000; Denmark, $90,000; Guatemala, $65,000; $Lebanon, 55,000; $Kenya, 50,000; $Angola, 25,000; Nigeria, $45,000; and Sierra Leone, £15,000 (5 pp). Cf. 8 January 1969* [R 4 March 1968, Pb -75]

15 April 1968*, Pb 79/XI [3.1] – Politburo decision. Plan of response to protests about the trial of GINZBURG and GALANSKOV: arrest PYOTR GRIGORENKO; send ALEXANDER YESENIN-VOLPIN to the USA; banish PYOTR YAKIR and PAVEL LITVINOV from Moscow (7 pp). [R 15 April 1968, Pb 79-XI] tbt

15 April 1968*, Pb 79/XII [3.1] – Politburo. Proposal to revoke the Soviet citizenship of ILYA GABAI and ANATOLY MARCHENKO (3 pp). [R 15 April 1968, Pb 79-XII]

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]

16 May 1968, Pb 81/XVI [3.1] – Politburo. PYOTR GRIGORENKO’s activities in response to the trial of GINZBURG and GALANSKOV (8 pp). [R 16 May 1968, Pb 81-XVI]

10 June 1968*, 1342-A [3.1] – KGB memorandum. The intentions of the Crimean Tatars to appeal to the United Nations, a clandestine report on PYOTR GRIGORENKO. [R 10 June 1968, 1342-A]

11 June 1968*, 1372-A [3.1] – KGB report. A new samizdat publication A Chronicle of Current Events and its distribution by PAVEL LITVINOV, PYOTR YAKIR, and NATALYA GORBANEVSKAYA (2 pp). [R 11 June 1968,  1372-A]

July to December

5 July 1968, 1547-A [3.1] – KGB memorandum. ANATOLY MARCHENKO’s intention to publish his book My Testimony abroad (2 pp). [R 5 July 1968, 1547-A]

11 July 1968, No 532 [3.4] – Article in The New York Times about ANDREI SAKHAROV’s new book Progress, Peaceful Coexistence and Intellectual Freedom (6 pp). [R 11 July 1968, No 532]

29 July 1968, 1776-А [3.1] – KGB memorandum. Arrest of ANATOLY MARCHENKO and confiscation of his letter about Czechoslovakia. [R 29 July 1968 – 1776-A]

4 August 1968*, 2095-A [3.1] – KGB memorandum. ROY MEDVEDEV’s book Let History Judge and relations between ROY MEDVEDEV and ANDREI SAKHAROV (2 pp.). [R 4 August 1968, 20954-A] tbt

6 August 1968, No 841 [3.4] – About intercepted letter from Hutchison, the editor of American magazine Problems of War and Peace, to SAKHAROV. The magazine published SAKHAROV’s article (10 pp). [R 6 August 1968, No 841]

4 September 1968* (no number) [3.1] – Letter to ANASTAS MIKOYAN from IVY LITVINOV [nee LOW] in defence of her arrested grandson, PAVEL LITVINOV. [R 4 September 1968]

5 September 1968*, 2102-A [3.1] – KGB report. Demonstration on Red Square against invasion of Czechoslovakia by LITVINOV, BOGORAZ, FAINBERG, DREMLYUGA, DELAUNAY, KONSTANTIN BABITSKY, TATYANA BAYEVA, KHOREKHOVA, and RUSAKOVSKAYA [LITVINOV’s wife]. KGB plans to banish LITVINOV and BOGORAZ from Moscow (2 pp). [R 5 September 1968, 2102-A] tbt

20 September 1968, 2205-A [3.1] – KGB report. Conclusion of the preparation and plans for the trial of LITVINOV, BOGORAZ, VICTOR FAINBERG, VLADIMIR DREMLYUGA, and VADIM DELAUNAY (3 pp). [R 20 September 1968, 2205-A]

11 October 1968, 2371-A [3.1] – KGB memorandum. Results of the LITVINOV, BOGORAZ, FAINBERG, DREMLYUGA and DELAUNAY trials (2 pp). [R 11 October 1968, 2371-A]

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]

1969

January to June

8 January 1969*, Pb 111/162 [5] – Politburo decision. Set up an “International Fund to aid Left-wing, Workers’ Organizations”. Fund total, $16.5 million; Soviet contribution, $14 million (4 pp). [R 8 January 1969, Pb 111-162]

14 January 1969*, Pb 111 [3.1] – Politburo. KGB measures prompting ANDREI SINYAVSKY to ask for a pardon (2 pp). [R 14 January 1969, Pb III]

12 March 1969, No 281 [3.4] – Review of publications in the Western press about ANDREI SAKHAROV (6 pp). [R 12 March 1969, No 281]

16 April 1969, 887-A [3.1] – KGB report. The increased anti-Soviet activities of PYOTR GRIGORENKO (5 pp). [R 16 April 1969, 887-A]

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]

27 May 1969*, 231-Z [5; 6] – KGB report (Zakharov). Transfer to the Stasi (GDR secret police) copies of 1930s and wartime documents linking FRG Chancellor KIESINGER to the Nazis. [R 27 May 1969 – 231-Z]

July to December

17 July 1969, St 167/3 [2.1] – Secretariat. Additions to code of conduct for Soviet citizens visiting foreign countries. The code of conduct for Soviet citizens visiting capitalist countries is provided separately (23 pp). [R 17 July 1969, St 167-3]

4 August 1969, 1926-A [3.1] – KGB to Secretariat. About ANATOLY KUZNETSOV’s defection in Britain (3 pp). [R 4 August 1969, 1926-A]

6 August 1969, St 73/81 [5] – Secretariat. Provide hard currency to support Jordanian Communist Party (4 pp). [R 6 August 1969, St 73-81]

28 August 1969*, 2169-A [7.2] – KGB memorandum. Arson at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and the demonstration in India organized by the KGB. [R 28 August 1969 – 2169-A]

9 September 1969*, 2273-А [6] – KGB report. Meeting in Netherlands between KGB contact and director of Krupp firm. The search for “new” approaches in the FRG’s “Ostpolitik”, its policy towards USSR and eastern neighbours (2 pp). [R 9 September 1969, 2273-A]

1 October 1969*, 25-S-1765 [1.3; 9.1] – Honorary Doctorate in History for JAMES JACKSON, CP USA member, from Soviet university. Includes original handwritten request from GUS HALL (3 pp). [R 1 October 1969, 25-S-1765] tbt

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]

5. January to December 1970 …