7. 1973 to 1974

1973

January to June

30 January 1973, St 69/8 [2.1] – Secretariat. Procedures for Soviet citizens travelling to Socialist countries on private business (4 pp). [R 30 January 1973, St 69-8]

19 February 1973*, 320-A [3.4] – KGB memorandum. Ban on mentioning ANDREI SAKHAROV in the Soviet press. [R 19 February 1973, 320-A] tbt

26 February 1973*, 409-A [3.2] – KGB to Central Committee. Keep SINYAVSKY away from “anti-social elements”. Suggestion: offer and permit him to work in France for 3 years (2 pp). [R 26 February 1973, 409-A]

July to December

24 July 1973*, St 88/1 [1.1] – Secretariat. Propaganda tasks following BREZHNEV’s visit to USA (36 pp). [R 24 July 1973 – St 88-1]

31 August 1973, 2091-A [3.2; 9] – KGB memo to Central Committee. Translation and analysis of a CIA memo about Radio Liberty, requested by Senator FULBRIGHT. It  concludes that role of “samizdat” is over-estimated. (The CIA memo is not attached.) [R 31 August 1973, 2091-A]

14 September 1973 (no number) [1.3] – Publication of verse by YEVGENY DOLMATOVSKY in Oktyabr literary monthly. [R 14 September 1973]

8 September 1973*, 2176-Ch [3.4; 3.5] – KGB memorandum (Chebrikov). Clandestine information about 6 September meeting between SOLZHENITSYN, ANDREI SAKHAROV and ELENA BONNER and contents of their conversation. [R 8 September 1973, 2176-Ch] tbt

18 September 1973*, 2244-Ts [3.4; 3.5] – KGB memorandum (Tsvigun). The 17 September meeting between SOLZHENITSYN’s wife NATALYA, ANDREI SAKHAROV and ELENA BONNER and the contents of their two-hour conversation (2 pp). [R 18 September 1973, 2244-Ts] tbt

21 October 1973, 2508-A [3.4; 3.5] – KGB to Central Committee. Intention of anti-Soviet elements to use forthcoming “World Congress of Peace-Loving Forces” in Moscow to defend SAKHAROV, SOLZHENITSYN and other dissidents (3 pp). [R 21 October 1973, 2508-A]

11 November 1973, 2736-A [3.4] – KGB to Central Committee. SAKHAROV’s position after his meeting with KIRILLIN. Report on SAKHAROV’s point of view after discussions with delegates to the recent “World Congress of Peace-Loving Forces” in Moscow (3 pp).[(R 11 November 1973, 2736-A]

29 December 1973*, St-108/62 [7.2] – Secretariat. Request from Lebanese Communist Party for military training for 12 people (2 pp). [R 29 December 1973, St 108-62]

29 December 1973*, 3231-A [3.4; 3.5] – KGB memorandum. Meeting between SAKHAROV and SOLZHENITSYN. [R 29 December 1973, 3231-A] tbt

1974

January to June

7 January 1974* (Pb)  [3.5] – Politburo minutes. What can be done with ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN? Russian text first published in Russkaya mysl (Paris), 30 September & 10 October 1993.

8 January 1974, St 109/31 [9.2] – Secretariat memorandum. To the leaders of Afghan political factions “Parcham”and “Khalq” in the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (3 pp). [R 8 January 1974, St 109-31]

10 January 1974, St-109-56 [6] – Secretariat. Problems within the leadership of the MPLA, the National Liberation Movement of Angola (6 pp). [R 10 January 1974, St 109-56]

15 January 1974, St 109/100 [1.4] – Secretariat. Creation of a new position in the KGB leadership (3 pp). [R 15 January 1974, St 109-100]

29 January 1974*, 266-A [2.1; 3.4; 3.5] – KGB memorandum to the Central Committee. Leaflets in defence of SOLZHENITSYN and SAKHAROV (235 copies) distributed in Leningrad subway stations. [R 29 January 1974, 266-A] tbt

31 January 1974**, St 112/28 [7.4] – Secretariat to the International Department. Military training for 20 individuals from Argentina; 5 from Panama; 5 from Nicaragua; and 13 from Costa Rica (7 pp).  [R 31 January 1974, St 112-28]

5 February 1974, St 112/11 [1.3; 1.4] – Secretariat. Permission to exchange KANDINSKY painting for a letter by LENIN (7 pp). [R 5 February 1974, St 112-11]

7 February 1974* (no number) [3.5] – Letter from ANDROPOV to BREZHNEV about SOLZHENITSYN, suggesting he be deported from USSR to FRG (3 pp). [R 7 February 1974 (no number)]

7 February 1974*, 350-A/ov [3.5] – KGB memorandum to Brezhnev. After WILLY BRANDT’s declarations in defence of SOLZHENITSYN, use West German leader to help in the writer’s deportation from the USSR to FRG (2 pp). [R 7 February 1974, 350-A-ov]

9 February 1974*, 388-A [3.5] – KGB report. A repeat of ANDROPOV’s suggestion to BREZHNEV that SOLZHENITSYN be expelled from USSR to FRG (3 pp). [R No Russian text currently available]

25 February 1974*, 565-Ts [2.1; 3.4; 3.5] – KGB memorandum (Tsvigun). The author and distributor of the leaflets in support of SOLZHENITSYN and SAKHAROV has been detained. [R 25 February 1974, 565-Ts] tbt

16 April 1974, St 121/23 [2.1] – Note from R.A. RUDENKO, USSR Procurator General on combating crime. An exchange of opinions in the Secretariat about his report (11 pp). [R 16 April 1974, St 121-23]

23 April 1974*, 1071-A/ov [7.2] – KGB report to Brezhnev. Clandestine meeting between KGB station chief in Lebanon and WADIA HADDAD of the PFLP (People’s Liberation Front of Palestine). The KGB has maintained clandestine contact with Haddad since 1968. Future collaboration discussed (2 pp). [R 23 April 1974,1071-A-ov]

29 April 1974, St 123/28 [2.1] – Central Committee to the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Health. Developing new antibiotics and chemicals to protect population against chemical weapons of mass destruction (7 pp). [R 29 April 1974, St 123-28]

05 May 1974*, Pb 136/53 [7.1] – Politburo decision. Provide the Italian Communist Party (PCI) with “special training” for 12 people (4 pp). [R 5 May 1974, Pb 136-53]

08 May 1974**, St 125/5 [7.2] – Secretariat. A request from Syrian Communist Party  for “special training” in cryptography, radio techniques and forging of documents (2 pp).  [R 8 May 1974, St 125-5]

20 May 1974**, St 125/145 [7.4] – Secretariat. Reception of Comrade LEONARDO LEOL (Brazilian Communist Party) in the USSR for special training (3 pp).  [R 20 May 1974, St 125-145]

29 May 1974, St 126/29 [9.2] – Secretariat. Request by BABRAK KARMAL (Afghanistan) for medical treatment for his brother’s wife (3 pp). [R 29 May 1974, St 126-29]

19 June 1974, No 1/59 [3.2] – Memorandum from Ukraine Communist Party. The detention of VLADIMIR MOROZ and PAVEL KRIVOSHEY (2 pp). [R 18 June 1974, No 1-59]

26 June 1974, St 129/11 [9.2] – Secretariat. Information to leaders of Afghan Communist groups (Parcham and Khalq) about the results of Daoud’s visit to USSR (6 pp). [R 26 June 1974,  St 129-11]

27 June 1974**, St 130/64 [7.2] – Secretariat. Reception of three Syrian Communists for special training in Moscow (3 pp). [R 27 June 1974, St 130-6]

July to December

2 July 1974, St 130/12 [2.1] – Secretariat. ANDROPOV letter about improving security in the defence industry following recent detection of a spy (5 pp). (R 2 July 1974, St 130-12]

3 July 1974, St 131/11 [1.4; 2.1] – Secretariat. Creation of a new position, the Deputy Chief of Special Aviation Unit (6 pp). [R 3 July 1974, St 131-11]

4 July 1974, St 131/17 [5] – Secretariat. Request of Iraqi Communist to exchange currency (2 pp). [R 4 July 1974, St 131-17]

5 July 1974*, 1640-A [3.2] – KGB memorandum. The arrest of VLADIMIR MOROZ and his links with anti-Soviet literature, contacts with foreigners, etc. (2 pp). [R 5 July 1974, 1640-A] tbt

8 July 1974, 1853-A [7.1] – KGB memo to the Central Committee. Clandestine transfer of arms to Cyprus (2 pp). (8 July 1974, 1853-A]

19 July 1974, St-132/12 [7.3] – Secretariat. Request from the South African Communist Party for 100 fake passports (3 pp). [R 19 July 1974, St 132-12]

19 July 1974**, St 132/13 [7.2] – Secretariat. Reception of “Lebanese Friends” for special training. Provide training for 12 people (2 pp). [R 19 July 1974, St 132-13]

24 July 1974, 2035-A [3.4; 3.5] – KGB. About SOLZHENITSYN’s actions after his arrival to Zurich (2 pp). [R 24 July 1974, 2035-A]

2 August 1974, St-138/2 [1.4] – Secretariat. New positions (3) for Party members and creation of a Cabinet for Political Education in the KGB (3 pp). (R 2 August 1974, St 128-2]

27 August 1974*, 2436-Ts [3.2] – KGB memorandum (Tsvigun). Cut short the term of internal exile for PYOTR YAKIR and VICTOR KRASIN in view of their penitence, the information they provided about others, and their participation in a press conference (2 pp). [R 27 August 1974, 2436-Ts] tbt

10 October 1974*, 2882-A [3.2] – Politburo decision. The State should offer work for sculptor ERNST NEIZVESTNY (3 pp). [R 10 October 1974, 2882-A]

10 October 1974, St 143/19 [6] – Secretariat. Request from the Socialist Party of Japan concerning 40 Japanese fishermen arrested at sea by the  Soviets (8 pp). [R 10 October 1974, St 143-19]

13 November 1974*, 3222-A [3.2] – KGB memorandum. The criminal investigation of VLADIMIR MOROZ (2 pp). [R 13 November 1974, 3222-A] tbt

8. January to December 1975 …

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