12. Jan to December 1978

1978

January to March

1 January 1978, (no number) [3.5] – KGB note. A letter of thanks to Czechoslovakia’s Minister of Internal Affairs for help in preparing Spiral of Treason, the book by RZHEVITCH about SOLZHENITSYN, for publication. [R 1 January 1978]

9 February 1978, Pb 92/65 [3.2] – Politburo decision. Stripping General GRIGORENKO of his Soviet citizenship (4 pp). [R 9 February 1978, Pb 92-65]

14 March 1978*, Pb 97/54 [3.2] – Politburo decision. Stripping MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH and his wife GALINA VISHNEVSKAYA of their Soviet citizenship (5 pp). [R 14 March 1978, Pb 97-54]

17 March 1978 *, 492-Ch [3.2] – Note from KGB deputy director Chebrikov. Transfer of “especially dangerous” prisoners from Vladimir Prison to Chistopol Prison in Tatarstan (2 pp). [R 17 March 1978, 492-Ch]

April to June

1 April 1978*, 785-A [3.2] – KGB memorandum. Arrangements for the trials of “anti-Soviet elements” such as ANATOLY SHCHARANSKY, LUBMAN, FILATOV, NILOV, ALEXANDER GINZBURG, YURY ORLOV and ZVIAD GAMSAKHURDIA (4 pp). [R 1 April 1978, 785-A]

6 April 1978, 655-A [3.2] – KGB note on KLEBANOV’s independent trade union. [R 6 April 1978, 655-A]

14 April 1978, No 1644 [1.1; 3.6] – Action plan to discredit anti-Soviet propaganda about the “illegal use of psychiatry for political purposes” (12 pp). [R 14 April 1978, No 1644]

30 May 1978, St 109/4 [1.2] – Secretariat. Actions concerning information and propaganda for Third World countries (9 pp). [R 30 May 1978, St 109-4]

30 May 1978, St 109/13 [3.2; 5] – Secretariat. Reply to letter from Belgian Communist Party, explaining why YURY ORLOV must stand trial (10 pp). [R 30 May 1978, St 109-13]

8 June 1978, Pb 107/ III [9.4] – Politburo. Some aspects of international politics concerning the United Nations, USA, etc (7 pp). [R 8 June 1978, Pb 107-III]

12 June 1978, 1155-A [3.2] – KGB memorandum to BREZHNEV. About publication of writer JULIAN SEMENOV’s article Who benefits? [R 12 June 1978, 1155-A]

16 June 1978, St 112/57 [2.2; 3.2] – Secretariat. KGB proposal to deny KORCHNOI’s family permission to join the chess grandmaster who had defected from the USSR (6 pp). [R 16 June 1978, 112-57]

16 June 1978, 1213-A [9.3] – KGB report. Anti-Soviet plans of different Western special services and other anti-Soviet organizations for the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow (5 pp). [R 16 June 1978, 1213-A]

28 June 1978, 1311-A [3.2] – KGB report. Measures to halt ALEXANDER ZINOVIEV’s anti-Soviet activities. Recommendation that he be permitted to leave Soviet Union without the right to return (5 pp). [R 28 June 1978, 1311-A]

July to September

3 July 1978, St 144/34 [3.2; 6] – Secretariat. Instruction to the Soviet ambassador in Norway about Norwegian Labour Party‘s request to free YURY ORLOV. Provides review of ORLOV’s “anti-Soviet activities” (8 pp). [R 3 July 1978, St 114-39]

13 September 1978, 61-A [3.2] – KGB memorandum. Concerning the provocative suggestion that the Nobel Peace Prize be awarded to YURY ORLOV, ALEXANDER GINZBURG, ANATOLY SHCHARANSKY and others (2 pp). [R 13 September 1978, 61-A]

26 September 1978, St 126/8 [8] – Secretariat. Financial aid to the World Peace Council (8 pp). TRANSLATION NOT AVAILABLE? [R 26 September 1978, St 126-8]

October to December

3 October 1978, St 127/9 [1.2; 6] – Secretariat. Financial aid in distributing Soviet literature, as per request of Australian Socialist Party. [R 3 October 1978 – St 127-9]

23 October 1978**, St 130/74 [7.4] – Secretariat. Request from the leadership of the Chilean Communist Party to provide “special training” for 8 people (8 pp). [R 23 October 1978, St 130-74]

4 November 1978, 269-A [3.4] – KGB memorandum. Measures it has taken to prevent ANDREI SAKHAROV’s anti-Soviet activities — house search, special warning, etc. (3 pp). [R 4 November 1978, Pb 128-40]

6 November 1978, No 24348 [3.2] – About Academician POLIKANOV: permission granted to leave USSR with loss of all State awards (4 pp). [R 6 November 1978, No 24348]

15 November 1978, St-134/16 [9.2] – Secretariat. Memorandum to the Czechoslovak Communist Party about BABRAK KARMAL, former Afghan ambassador (7 pp). [R 15 November 1978, St 134-16]

5 December 1978, St 136/8 [2.2] – Secretariat. Memo from ANDROPOV about the need to increase control over Soviet specialists sent abroad on business trips (5 pp). [R 5 December 1978, St 136-8]

7 December 1978**, St 137/29 [7.4] – Secretariat. A request from leadership of Brazilian and Uruguayan Communist Parties to provide “special training” for 2 people (5 pp). [R 7 December 1978, St 137-29]

12 December 1978, St 137/80 [7.3] – Secretariat. A request from the leadership of ZAPU for arms supplies and training (25 pp). [R 12 December 1978, St 137-80]

13 December 1978**, St 138/5 [7.2] – Secretariat. A request from Lebanese Communist Party for supplies of modern artillery equipment (4 pp). [R 13 December 1978, St 138-5]

13. January to June 1979 …