11. Jan to December 1977

1977

January to March

5 January 1977, 22-A [3.2] – KGB memorandum. Measures to stop the proliferation of anti-Soviet activities by the “Helsinki Watch Committee in USSR“, and its sub-committees set up in Ukraine and Lithuania. (KGB search apartments of YURY ORLOV, N.D. RUDENKO, IVAN KANDYBA, ALEKSY TIKHOI, LEV LUKYANENKO, ALEXANDER GINZBURG and LUDMILA ALEXEYEVA.) (2 pp). [R 5 January 1977, 22-A]

10 January 1977, No 17 [6] – Memo from Soviet embassy in FRG. The activities of neo-Nazis in FRG (10 pp). (R 4 January 1977, No 17)

20 January 1977*, 123-A [3.2] – KGB report. Measures to halt the anti-Soviet activities of the “Helsinki Watch Committee in the USSR“: YURY ORLOV, ALEXANDER GINSBURG, N.D. RUDENKO, TOMAS VENCLOVA (6 pp). [R 20 January 1977, St 1-15] tbt

26 January 1977*, St 41/18 [3.6] – Central Committee Resolution about potential consequences of petition to a US court filed by ALEXANDER YESENIN-VOLPIN (3 pp). [R 26 January 1977, St 42-18]

1 February 1977, No. 47 [6] – Memo from Soviet embassy in FRG. About anti-Soviet propaganda in the FRG (5 pp). [R 2 February 1977, No 47]

15 February 1977, St 44/16 [1.4; 2.2] – Secretariat. About selection procedure in appointing Party and Komsomol members to leadership positions in the KGB: instructions for 50 people to be recruited in 1977 from the country’s different geographical regions (13 pp). [R 15 February 1977, St 44-16]

16 February 1977, No 61 [1.3; 6] – Report on science and technology by special group of staff at the Soviet embassy in FRG (25 pp). [R 16 February 1977, No 61]

18 February 1977, Pb 46/X [3.2; 9.1] – Instructions to the Soviet ambassador to USA for discussion with CYRUS VANCE about human rights (7 pp). [R 18 February 1977, Pb 46-X]

18 February 1977, 330-A [3.2; 3.4; 9.1] – KGB to Central Committee about the measures it has taken against American anti-Soviet activities in dissident and nationalist circles. US embassy staff keep close contacts with dissidents and often meet with them (ZVIAD GAMSAKHURDIA, YURY ORLOV, ANDREI SAKHAROV). KGB suggests that the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs issue a formal protest (3 pp). [R  18 February 1977,  330-A]

22 February 1977, St 45/8 [3.2; 5] – Secretariat. Draft of a lengthy letter (22 pp) to PCF (French Communist Party). The final version was confirmed a month later (see 15 March 1977, P49/XV.) [R 22 February 1977, St 45-8]

01 March 1977*, St 46/15 [3.2] – Secretariat. Proposal for Soviet press release concerning BUKOVSKY’s meeting with US President JIMMY CARTER (7 pp). [R 1 March 1977, St 46-15] tbt

2 March 1977*, No 74 [6] – Memo from ambassador FALIN in West Germany (FRG). The anti-Soviet campaign  in the FRG and a possible “solution” to the human rights issue in the USSR (11 pp). [R 2 March 1977, No 74]

9 March 1977, St 47/12 [1.2; 3.2] – Secretariat. A new anti-Soviet film made in FRG about the dissidents and events in Czechoslovakia (4 pp). [R 9 March 1977,  St 47-12]

15 March 1977*, Pb 49/XV [3.2; 5] – Politburo. Final version of the letter to leaders of the French Communist Party (for draft see above, 22 February, St 45/8). (23 pp). [R 15 March 1977, Pb 49-XV]

24 March 1977*, Pb 50/71 [3.2; 9.1] – Politburo. Measures to “stop activities of the US special services in the anti-Soviet campaign” about human rights (4 pp). [R 24 March 1977, Pb 50-71]

29 March 1977*, 647-A [3.2; 9.1] – KGB memorandum. Reactions of US embassy  and foreign press corps to measures taken by Soviet authorities against “dissidents”. (3 pp). [R 29 March 1977, 647-A]

April to June

04 April 1977, St 50/131 [7.3] – Secretariat. Meet request from leadership of Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU) [JOSHUA NKOMO] and give military and aviation training to ZAPU men; move cargo from Angola to Zambia using Soviet transport aeroplane; provide Soviet military instructors, equipment etc. for a ZAPU military camp (600 people) in Angola; receive 200 activists for military training in the USSR, including 20 to serve as military pilots (9 pp). [R 4 April 1977, St 50-131]

7 April 1977, No 99/3 [5; 6] – Soviet Embassy in FRG. Assistance to West German Communist Party and work with Social Democratic Party (6 pp). [R 7 April 1977, No 99/3]

12 May 1977*, 958-A [3.2] – KGB to Politburo. Proposal that the Soviet bloc boycott the International Rostropovich competition in Paris. Draft CPSU decree attached (2 pp). [R 12 May 1977, 958-A]

13 May 1977, 989-A [3.4] – KGB to Central Committee. Danish Sakharov Committee proposal to swap 11 political prisoners in Chile for same number of Soviet dissidents (2 pp). [R 13 May 1977, 989-A]

16 May 1977, (no number) [1.3] – Glavlit to Central Committee. About a publication by the poet YEVGENY YEVTUSHENKO in Yunost (Youth) magazine. (4 pp). [R 16 May 1977]

19 May 1977*, Pb 56/68 [3.2; 6] – Politburo. Instructions to Soviet ambassadors on human rights issues (21 pp). [R 19 May 1977, Pb 56-68]

20 May 1977, (109-A) [2.2; 3.2] – KGB memorandum. Action plan to stop financial aid from abroad reaching anti-Soviet elements (3 pp). [R 20 May 1977, 109-A]

10 June 1977*, Pb 60/22 [3.2] – Politburo. KGB report on increasing anti-Soviet activities of Amnesty International (4 pp). [R 10 June 1977, Pb 60-22] tbt

21 June 1977* (no number) [6] – From the Soviet embassy in FRG. On the policies of the West German SDP, an analytical report (17 pp). [R 21 June 1977]

July to September

06 July 1977, No 411 [6] – Memo from Soviet embassy in Poland. Analysis of West German politics prepared by Chancellor Schmidt (28 pp). [R 6 July 1977, No 411]

11 July 1977, Pb 63/31 [3.5] – Politburo decision. Publish in Russian, for a restricted circulation, the book by a Czech journalist T. RZHEVITCH, Spiral of Treason which is critical of SOLZHENITSYN (2 pp). [R 11 July 1977, 1432-Ts]

26 August 1977*, No 644/54 [6] – Instructions to KGB “residents” about work on Socialist International (6 pp). (Document kindly provided by Mr OLEG GORDIEVSKY). [26 August 1977, No 644-54]

27 September 1977*, St 74/6 [3.2; 5] – Secretariat. Measures to stop anti-Soviet campaign in Italy (13 pp). [R 27 September 1977, 14 pp – St 4407]

October to December

19 October 1977, Pb 78/57 [3.2] – Politburo decision. Deny permission for the Washington National Symphony (conductor, MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH) to give concerts in Moscow to (3 pp). [R 19 October 1977, 237-A]

21 November 1977, No 3042 [3.6] – Report by the USSR Ministry of Health about results of World Psychiatric Congress in Hawaii (9 pp). [R 21 November 1977, No 3042]

25 December 1977 (no number) [3.2] – Completion of criminal investigation of ANATOLY SHCHARANSKY (6 pp). [R 25 December 1977, 12643-A]

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