21. 1984 to 1986

1984

January to June

5 March 1984, 343-Ch [3.4] – KGB memorandum (Chebrikov). How to compromise SAKHAROV and BONNER and undermine their anti-Soviet activities (3 pp). [R 5 Mar 84, 343-Ch]

25 April 1984, (Pb) [9.4] –Politburo. Information sent to leaders of East European countries with regard to JARUZELSKI’s visit (8 pp). [R 25 Apr 84, Pb, paras 7 & 8]

22 May 1984, St 153/58 [7.2] – Secretariat. A request from leadership of the People’s Party of Iran for “special training” for the party’s General Secretary (5 pp). [R 22 May 84, St 153-58]

26 June 1984 (no number) [7.2] – Central Committee International Department. Request from the leadership of the Iraqi Communist Party; memo from Central Committee International Department; special training for 20 people (3 pp). [R 26 Jun 84,  18-S-1219]

July to December

6 July 1984, 1103-Ch [3.4] – KGB (Chebrikov) to Politburo. KGB measures to deny foreign reports about poor health of SAKHAROV and BONNER after their hunger strike (2 pp). [R 6 Jul 84, 1103-Ch]

12 July 1984* (Pb) [1.4] – Politburo discussion. The rehabilitation of MOLOTOV, KAGANOVICH, KHRUSHCHEV and STALIN (6 pp).  [R 12 Jul 84, Pb, para 13]

20 November 1984* (no number) [7.1] – Memo from the Soviet Ambassador to Great Britain. Record of a discussion with ARTHUR SCARGILL, President of the National Union of Miners. Illegal financial aid to be sent via Switzerland, Poland and Ireland to support the miners’ strike (7 pp). [R 20 Nov 84, No 769] tbt

27 November 1984*, Pb 185/49 [7.2] – Politburo. Measures to be taken by the Defence Ministry and the KGB. Supplies of special equipment to the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) in exchange for a collection of art objects from the Ancient World (2 pp).  [R 27 Nov 84, Pb 185-49]

1985

January to June

17 January 1985, St-181/28 [7.2] – Secretariat: A request from the leadership of the People’s Party of Iran for “special” training (8 pp). [R 17 Jan 85, St 181-28]

28 January 1985, 137-Ch [3.3] – KGB memorandum (Chebrikov). The arrest of FELIX SVETOV (Article 190-1, RSFSR Criminal Code) for anti-Soviet propaganda and providing information to foreign press (2 pp). [R 28 jan 85, 137-Ch]

11 March 1985* (Pb §1) [4] – Politburo. Information about CHERNENKO’s death and election of GORBACHEV as General Secretary (14 pp). [R 11 Mar 85,  Pb, para 1]

9 April 1985*, 473/PR/54 [6] – Instructions to the KGB residents. The activities of the Socialist International (8 pp).  [R 9 Apr 85, No 473-PR-54 – Document kindly provided by Mr Gordievsky.]

20 April 1985**, 318/5/0219 [7.2] – Receiving 20 activists of the Lebanese Communist Party for training at the USSR Ministry of Defence (4 pp). //

July to December

14 August 1985, St 202/18 [7.2] – Secretariat. A request from the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon for special training for 7 people (4 pp). [R 14 Aug 85, St 202-18]

28 August 1985, St-203/34 [7.3] – Secretariat. A request for arms and military equipment (10 tanks, 2,800 machine-guns, etc) from the leadership of South West Africa People’s Organization (SWAPO), Namibia (24 pp). [R 28 Aug 85, 24 pp – St 203-31]

29 August 1985* (Pb) [3.4] – Politburo, chaired by Gorbachev, discuss conditions on which to grant SAKHAROV’s request that his wife ELENA BONNER be allowed to make a trip abroad for medical treatment [R 29 Aug 85, Pb]

12 September 1985 (no number) [3.3; 4; 6] – International Department. About letter from French academicians to USSR Academy of Sciences in defence of the Soviet scientists ANDREI SAKHAROV, ANATOLY SHCHARANSKY, and SERGEI KOVALYOV  (11 pp). [R 12 Sep 85, No 257]

12 October 1985, 1881-Ch [3.4] – KGB (Chebrikov) to Secretaria. About SAKHAROV and BONNER; BONNER agreed in writing not to meet with the foreign press during her medical treatment abroad (3 pp). [R 12 Oct 85, 1881-Ch]

31 December 1985 (1775-B) [3.4] – Letter from KGB deputy FILIP BOBKOV with quotes from SAKHAROV’s “Memoirs” (2 pp). [R 31 Dec 85, 1775-B]

1986

January to June

18 February 1986, St-222/155 [1.1] – Secretariat. Response to request from leader of Muhadjedin of Iran. Reply to be given verbally by KGB. [R 18 Feb 86 – St 222-155]

19 February 1986*, 321-Ch/ov [2.2] – KGB head CHEBRIKOV delivers to GORBACHEV his highly classified report on the Committee’s work in 1985: counter-intelligence, industrial espionage and exposure of “domestic subversion”(9 pp). [R 19 Feb 86, 321-Ch-ov]

20 March 1986* (Pb) [4] – Politburo: various topics discussed: situation in Afghanistan, renaming L.I. Brezhnev icebreaker, letter from SVETLANA ALLILUYEVA about return to USSR, etc. (2 pp). [R 20 Mar 86, Pb]

07 May 1986 (no number) [1.4] – New statute outlining tasks of International Department at the Central Committee, prepared at GORBACHEV’s request (7 pp). [R 7 May 86, 18-S-1010]

11 May 1986, 874-Ch [3.4] – KGB report (Chebrikov). Measures to disable western pro-SAKHAROV propaganda; KGB documentary “Sakharov speaks…” and reaction to this film by Western press (4 pp). [R 11 May 86, 874-Ch]

01 June 1986*, 1135-Ch [3.3; 4] – KGB to Central Committee. Actions of ideological enemies against perestroika and glasnost (5 pp).  [R 1 Jun 86, 1135-Ch]

07 June 1986*, 1163-Ch [3.4] – KGB report (Chebrikov). ANDREI SAKHAROV ‘s letter on human rights violations and demanding to free political prisoners (3 pp). [R 7 Jun 86,  1163-Ch] tbt

18 June 1986, 1172-Ch [3.4] – KGB report (Chebrikov). ELENA BONNER‘s trip to Italy and her visits to various Heads of State. About SAKHAROV’s reaction to the Chernobyl accident (6 pp). [R 18 Jun 86, 1172-Ch]

26 June 1986* (Pb) [4] – Politburo meeting. ALEXANDER YAKOVLEV report to Politburo about the ongoing Congress of the USSR Writers’ Union (5 pp).  [R 26 Jun 86, Pb]

July to December

15 July 1986**, No 1439 [1.1] – Council of Ministers: send teachers in Marxism-Leninism to Frelimo party school in Mozambique. [R 15 Jun 86 – CM No 1439]

31 July 1986*, 1503-Ch [3.3; 9.1] – KGB report (Chebrikov). Proposed measures against “US anti-Soviet campaign related to human rights” and the corresponding Central Committee Resolution (4 pp).  [R 31 Jul 86,  1503-Ch]

14 August 1986, St-19/17 [1.2] – Secretariat. Financial assistance to the “progressive” Armenian press abroad (9 pp). [R 14 Aug 86, St 19-17]

15 September 1986* (no number) [7.1] – Letter to Central Committee from SEAN GARLAND, General Secretary of The Workers Party (Ireland). Document in English (7 pp). [R 15 Sep 86, (Eng)]

25 September 1986* (Pb) [3.3; 4] – Politburo. Pardons and release from imprisonment for political prisoners who agree to sign consent letter asking for pardon (3 pp). R 25 Sep 86, Pb, para 1]

30 September 1986*, 1942-Ch [3.3; 4] – KGB report (Chebrikov). Deprivation of citizenship and expulsion of YURY ORLOV from the USSR (3 pp). [R 30 Sep 86, 3 pp – 1942-Ch] tbt

22 October 1986 * (Pb) [4; 9.1] – Politburo. Expulsion of Soviet diplomats from USA and planned Soviet retaliation (5 pp).  [R 22 oct 86, Pb]

9 December 1986*, 2407-Ch [3.4] – Secretariat. Measures relating to ANDREI SAKHAROV; annulment of decree for Sakharov’s exile and pardon for his wife ELENA BONNER (8 pp).  [R 9 Dec 86, 2407-Ch]

26 December 1986*, 2521-Ch [2.2; 3.3; 4] – KGB report (Chebrikov). Proposal to issue State pardons for special categories of criminals [dissidents] on condition that they cease their “anti-Soviet” activities (6 pp). [R 26 Dec 86, 2522-Ch]

30 December 1986, St-34/6 [1.1] – Secretariat. 1987-1989 plan for ideological propaganda in Finland (13 pp). [R 30 Dec 86, 13 pp – St 34-6]

22. January 1987 to December 1988 …