6. 1971 to 1972

1971

January to June

13 January 1971, 77-A [3.4; 3.1; 6] – KGB memorandum. The Western, anti-Soviet campaign in defence of SAKHAROV, SOLZHENITSYN and MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH (2 pp). [R 13 January 1971, 77-A]

15 January 1971*, St 119/11 [3.2] – Secretariat circulates KGB report (21 December 1970). Recent evolution of samizdat from literary works to political publications and the need obstruct and suppress this trend (5 pp). [R 15 January 1971, St 119-11]

16 March 1971, No 704 [3.6] – SAKHAROV petition to the Minister of Health. His concern for VICTOR FAINBERG and VLADIMIR BORISOV, incarcerated in a psychiatric prison-hospital (6 pp). [R 16 March 1971, No 704]

21 April 1971, St 2/2 [3.2] – Central Committee. Measures to halt the spread of samizdat (6 pp). [R 21 April 1971, St 2-2]

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]

19 May 1971*, Pb 4/48 [3.2] – Politburo decision. Pardon ANDREI SINYAVSKY (4 pp).  [R 19 May 1971, Pb 4-48]

18 June 1971*, 1572-Ch [3.2] – KGB report. VLADIMIR BUKOVSKY’s arrest (3 pp). [R 18 June 1971, 1572-Ch] tbt

28 June 1971, St 8/37 [3.2] – Central Committee. Measures to stop the spread of samizdat (5 pp). [R 28 June 1971, St 8-37] (See also 21 April 1971, St-2/2, above)

July to December

28 July 1971*, St 123/30 [1.4] – Secretariat. The invitation of “communist, workers’ and national democratic” party officials to the USSR in 1971; the organization of their accommodation, healthcare and other related expenditure (2 pp). [R 28 July 1971 – St 123-30]

16 September 1971, Pb 17/50 [3.2] – Politburo decision. Pardon LARISA BOGORAZ-BRUCHMAN (4 pp). [R 16 September 1971, Pb 17-50]

17 September 1971, Pb 18/15 [3.2] – Politburo decision. Do not prosecute VENYAMIN KOZHARINOV, an associate of PYOTR YAKIR and VICTOR KRASIN (4 pp). [R 17 September 1971, Pb 18-15]

1972

January to June

7 January 1972*, 40-A [3.2] – KGB memorandum. BUKOVSKY’s future trial in a Moscow court and suggestion as to sentence: 7 years imprisonment plus 5 years exile (2 pp). [R 7 January 1972,  40-A] tbt

18 January 1972, St 26/2 [1.3] – Secretariat. Party efforts to increase political activism of workers at the Minsk tractor factory (18 pp). [R 18 January 1972, St 26-2]

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)

22 February 1972*, St 31/19 [3.6] – Central Committee decision. The state of psychiatric care in USSR (7 pp). [R 22 February 1972, St 31-19]

3 March 1972*, St 33/8 [1.3; 6] – Secretariat decision. Organise trade with Japanese firms so that $100,000 is transferred to the Socialist Party of Japan to subsidise its election costs (3 pp). [R 3 March 1972, St 33-8] tbt

28 March 1972, No 58 [3.5] – On SOLZHENITSYN’s letter to PIMEN, Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate). The copy of SOLZHENITSYN’s letter is not attached. [R 28 March 1972, No 58]

18 April 1972, St 38/1 [3.4] – Secretariat. Permission for republication in Literaturnaya gazeta of a review of SAKHAROV’s book Progress, Peaceful Coexistence and Intellectual Freedom published in Political Affairs (CPUSA theoretical journal) (17 pp). [R 18 April 1972, St 30-1]

30 April 1972*, 1176-A [3.2; 6] – KGB memorandum. Bring Soviet historian MIKHAIL VOSLENSKY back from West Germany (FRG). Briefly extend his Soviet travel passport but if necessary abduct him and forcibly return him to the USSR (2 pp). [R 30 April 1972, 1176-A]

20 May 1972*, 1333-A [3.2] – KGB memorandum. Proposal for a press conference with foreign journalists about the convicted dissidents VLADIMIR BUKOVSKY and ANDREI AMALRIK (5 pp). [R 20 May 1972, 1333-A] tbt

July to December

7 September 1972, No 1/5507 [3.2] – Jewish demonstrations at Dutch and Lebanese embassies in Moscow in response to the massacre at the  Olympic Games in Munich. [R 7 September 1972, No 1-5507]

16 November 1972*, Pb 67/XVIII [2.1; 3.2] – Politburo decision. Special KGB “cautions” to be issued in cases of “politically harmful” behaviour (5 pp). [R 16 November 1972, Pb 67-XVIII]

30 November 1972 (no number) [1.3] – The error of permitting Nauka i zhizn (Science and Life) monthly to publish VLADIMIR SOLOUKHIN’s article “Grass” (4 pp). [R 30 November 1972]

7. January 1973 to December 1974 …

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