13. January to June 1979

1979

January to March

7 January 1979*, Pb 137/27 [9.2] – Politburo decision. Expenditure on Soviet troops in Afghanistan (4 pp). [R 7 January 1979, Pb 137-27]

17 January 1979 *, St 143/7 [7.1] – Secretariat. A request from the Italian Communist Party leadership for the “special training” of 15 people (4 pp). [R 17 January 1979, St 143-7]

17 January 1979*, St 143/8 [7.4] – Secretariat. A request from leadership of the Chilean Communist Party for the “special training” of 20 people (3 pp). [R 17 January 1979, St 143-8]

6 February 1979, St 145/6 [8] – Secretariat. Relations of Soviet grassroots organizations with those in capitalist and Third World countries – plan for 1979 (2 pp). [R 6 February 1979, St 145-6]

16 March 1979, Pb 147/8 [1.1] – Politburo. New proposals by BREZHNEV in his speech during the election campaign (5 pp). [R 16 March 1979,  Pb 147-8]

17-18 March 1979* (Pb) [9.2] – Transcript of Politburo meeting (17-19 March) about the worsening situation in Afghanistan (28 pp). [R 17-18 March 1979, Pb]

18 March 1979*, No 242 [9.2] – Transcript of KOSYGIN’s March telephone conversation with MOHAMED TARAKI, Afghan prime minister. 29 June Politburo decision, and report by GROMYKO, ANDROPOV, PONOMARYOV and KOSYGIN (19 pp). [R 18 March 1979, No 242]

20 March 1979, St 151/24 [8] – Secretariat. Payment for the travel expenses of  activists from progressive expatriate organizations who are invited to USSR (9 pp). [R 20 March 1979, St 151-24]

20 March 1979*, Pb 486 [9.2] – Politburo. Transcript of BREZHNEV’s conversation with Afghan prime minister TARAKI (8 pp). [R 20 March 1979, Pb 486]

20 March 1979*, Pb 499 [9.2] – Politburo. Transcript of conversation of KOSYGIN, GROMYKO, USTINOV and PONOMARYOV with Afghan prime minister TARAKI (15 pp). [R 20 March 1979, Pb 499]

April to June

3 April 1979, St 153/13 [3.2; 9.1] – Central Committee. About the “SOS group”, scientists in defence of YURY ORLOV and ANATOLY SHCHARANSKY (17 pp). [R 3 April 1979, St 153-13]

9 April 1979, St-154/42 [1.4; 2.2] – Ministry of Civil Aviation to KGB. A new post in higher education institutions run by the ministry to oversee foreign students, who total 300 in USSR (8 pp). [R 9 April 1979, St 154-42]

12 April 1979*, Pb 149/XIV [9.2] – Politburo. The Soviet position in relation to Afghanistan (12 pp). [R 12 April 1979, Pb 149-XIV] TBT

19 April 1979, St 155/86 [1.2] – Secretariat. Inclusion of Netherlands in the region covered by correspondents of the Literaturnaya gazeta weekly (4 pp). [R 19 April 1979,  St 155-86]

19 April 1979, St 155/84 [2.2] – Secretariat. Transfer control over communications from the Ministry of Communications to the KGB (8 pp). [R 19 April 1979, St 155-84]

21 April 1979*, Pb 150/93 [9.2] – Politburo decision. Do not to send Soviet helicopter pilots to suppress counter-revolutionary movement in Afghanistan (2 pp). [R 21 April 1979, Pb 150-93]

24 April 1979, Pb 150/129 [3.2] – Politburo decision. Deprivation of citizenship for EDUARD KUZNETSOV, MARK DYMSHITS, VALENTIN MOROZ, GEORGY VINS and ALEXANDER GINZBURG, and their exchange for two US spies (10 pp). [R 24 April 1979, Pb 150-129]

25 April 1979, 819-A [9.4] – KGB report. Anti-Soviet activities with regard to the 1980 Olympic Games (4 pp). [R 25 April 1979, 819-A]

24 May 1979*, Pb 152/159 [9.2] – Politburo. Additional military assistance to the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (3 pp). [R 24 May 1979, Pb 152-159]

24 May 1979, St 160/32 [7.3] – Secretariat. Request from the leadership of the “African Party for the Independence of Senegal” for “special training” (7 pp). [R 24 May 1979, St 160-32]

25 May 1979, St 160/52 [1.3] – Secretariat. Permission for Soviet aviation professionals to attend the 33rd International Aviation Exhibition in France (2 pp). [R 25 May 1979, St 160-52]

28 May 1979, St 160/54 [8] – Secretariat. Financial aid to the World Federation of Democratic Youth. [R 28 May 1979, St 160-54]

29 May 1979, St 160/5 [1.2] – Secretariat. Participation of Soviet journalists in the 8th Congress of the “International Organisation of Journalists” in Finland (2 pp). [R 29 May 1979, St 160-5]

31 May 1979, Pb 153/67 [3.2] – Politburo. Letting family members of VINS and GINZBURG join them abroad (7 pp). [R 31 May 1979, Pb 153-67]

11 June 1979 *, St 162/67 [1.3] – Secretariat. Warning to First Secretaries of Party in Republics and Regions about price rises (from 18% to 95%) affecting cars, furs, gold, carpets, etc as of 1 July 1979 (8 pp). [R 11 June 1979, St 162-67]

21 June 1979 *, St 164/31 [7.2] – Secretariat. Request from Israeli Communist Party leadership for “special training” for DORON VILNER, member of Komsomol Central Committee (4 pp). [R 21 June 1979, St 164-31]

28 June 1979, St 165/1 [9.1] – Secretariat. Activities related to the visit of the US Senate Majority leader, ROBERT C. BYRD (Democrat, West Virginia) (4 pp). [R 28 June 1979, 165-1]

29 June 1979*, Pb 156/IX [9.2] – Politburo. Actions to deal with the worsening situation in Afghanistan; recommendations from Gromyko, Andropov, Ustinov and Ponomaryov; letter to Soviet ambassador in Kabul (11 pp). [R 29 June 1979, Pb 156-IX]

14. July to December 1979 …