8. Jan. to December 1975

1975

January to March

10 January 1975**, 55-A/ov [7.2] – Andropov to Brezhnev. Clandestine visit to Moscow by WADIE HADDAD of the People’s Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The USSR is to supply the PFLP with foreign-made equipment and weapons (2 pp). [R 10 January 1975, 55-A-OV]

27 January 1975, St 158/47 [1.4; 2.2] – Secretariat. About the selection procedure in appointing Party and Komsomol members to leadership positions in the KGB (12 pp). [R 27 January 1975, St 158-47]

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 March 1975, 463-A [3.4] – KGB report. About the numerous invitations to ELENA BONNER, SAKHAROV’s wife, to go for medical treatment abroad (6 pp). [R 5 March 1975, 463-A]

11 March 1975, 547-A [2.2; 3.2] – KGB memorandum. Confiscation of matzo in parcels sent from abroad. [R 11 March 1975, 547-A]

April to June

5 April 1975, 784-A [3.2] – KGB report. Writer VLADIMIR VOINOVICH intends to set up a branch of the PEN Club in Moscow (3 pp). [R 5 April 1975, 784-A]

12 April 1975*, 878-A [3.2] – KGB report. The criminal activities of ANDREI TVERDOKHLEBOV as a member of the Committee for Human Rights, and the Moscow branch of Amnesty International (3 pp). [R 12 April 1975, 878-A] tbt

4 May 1975*, 1103-A [2.2; 3.2] – KGB memorandum. The situation during the 1975 May Day celebrations. [R 4 May 1975, 1103-A]

14 May 1975, St 170/76 [1.4] – Secretariat. Report on the Party budget for 1974 (17 pp). [R 14 May 1975, St 170-76]

16 May 1975*, 1218-A/ov [7.2] – ANDROPOV to BREZHNEV. Foreign-made weapons have been supplied to WADIE HADDAD of the People’s Liberation Front of Palestine. [R 16 May 1975, 1218-A-ov]

10 June 1975, 1437-A [3.5] – KGB report. SOLZHENITSYN’s new anti-Soviet book, The Oak and the Calf, and ways to discredit the author (3 pp). [R 10 June 9175, 1437-A]

12 June 1975*, 1482-A [3.2] – KGB memorandum. Attempts by “German extremists” to provoke anti-Soviet behaviour during elections in USSR (2 pp).  [R 12 June 1975, 1482-A] tbt

19 June 1975, St 173/4 [3.2] – KGB report. About the negative state of mind among Soviet artistic youth; and the Izmailovo unofficial art show (11 pp). [R 19 June 1975, St 173-4]

July to September

10 July 1975, Pb 176/7 [3.2] – Secretariat. Rules for those going on trips abroad (11 pp). [R 10 July 1975, St 176-7]

14 July 1975, Pb 147/42 [7.1] – KGB request to Politburo. Politburo decision to allocate 37,625 “hard currency” roubles to the KGB (2 pp). [R 14 July 1975, Pb 147-42]

18 July 1975, 1889-A [3.4] – KGB to Central Committee. SAKHAROV’s declaration to the Pugwash Conference in Kyoto (4 pp). [R 18 July 1975, 1889-A]

4 August 1975, Pb 185/134 [2.2] – Politburo decision. To demolish the Ipatyev House in Sverdlovsk, where the last Tsar, NICOLAS II, and his family were executed in 1918 (2 pp). [R 4 August 1975, 2004-A]

25 August 1975, No 94 [3.2] – Report on the status of investigations into the “criminal activities” of the following: YAKOV GALKIN, NIKOLAI RUDENKO, VLADIMIR BUKOVSKY, VALENTIN MOROZ, IRINA SENIK, GANTOBORI MUKHAMETISHIN, LAZAR SOTNICHENKO, LEONID PLYUSHCH, SERGEI KOVALYOV and ANDREI TVERDOKHLEBOV (9 pp). [R 25 August 1975, No 94]

October to December

10 October 1975**, Pb 192/6 [7.2] – Politburo. Request from the Lebanese Communist Party; decision to supply various arms in October-November 1975 (4 pp). (R 10 October 1975, Pb 192-6]

15 October 1975, 2603-A [3.2] – KGB memorandum. Announcing that VLADIMIR MAXIMOV has been deprived of his Soviet citizenship. [R 15 October 1975, 2603-A]

15 October 1975* (no number) [3.4] – KGB note. Actions taken to discredit the decision of the Nobel Prize Committee to award the Peace Prize to SAKHAROV (4 pp). [R 15 October 1975]

15 October 1975, (no number) [3.4] – About an interview with SAKHAROV broadcast on West German television (6 pp). [R 15 October 1975, No 661]

28 October 1975, 2715-A [3.4] – KGB report. ANDREI SAKHAROV’s reaction to the Nobel Prize award. SAKHAROV received over one hundred telegrams of congratulation from organizations and Soviet citizens. SAKHAROV’s press conference on 3 October 1975. A letter of protest against the award from 72 members of the Soviet Academy of Sciences (published in Izvestia) with a memo from the Presidium of the Academy, explaining why Academicians ZELDOVICH, KHARITON, KAPITZA, KANTOROVICH and GINZBURG refused to sign the letter (7 pp). [R 28 October 1975, 2715-A]

31 October 1975, 2740-A [3.2] – KGB report. Measures to prevent the family of defector AGAPOV from joining him abroad (2 pp). [R 31 October 1975, 2740-A]

8 December 1975*, 3039-A [3.2; 3.4] – KGB report. The 5 December 1975 demonstration of “anti-Soviet” elements on Pushkin Square, Moscow. [R 8 December 1975, 3039-A] tbt

14 December 1975*, 3088-A [6] – KGB report to Central Committee. Possible consequences of NATO’s future deployment of smart tactical weapons for Soviet military strategy (3 pp). [R 14 December 1975, 3088-A]

18 December 1975, Pb 198/93 [3.2; 5; 7.1] – Politburo to French Communist Party (PCF). About dissidents, human rights and the criminal investigation of LEONID PLYUSHCH (9 pp). [R 18 December 1975, Pb 198-93]

29 December 1975*, 3213-A [3.2; 5] – KGB report. ANDROPOV on the attitude of the French and Italian Communist Parties toward human rights issues. Includes information on conviction of dissenters since 1958 (5 pp). [R 29 December 1975, 3213-A]

31 December 1975**, 3240-A [7.2; 9.1] – KGB report. Shipments to the USSR of American weapons captured in Vietnam. [R 31 December 1975, 3240-A]

9. January to June 1976 …