23. Jan. to December 1989

1989

January to March

6 January 1989* (no number) [7.1] – Secretariat. A request from SEAN GARLAND, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party, Republic of Ireland. Memoranda from the Central Committee International Department and the KGB (21 December 1988). Refusal to provide “special training” for 5 people (2pp). [R 6 January 1989]

18 January 1989, St 95/62 [7.2] – Secretariat. A request from the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon. Special military training for 20 people annually (5pp). [R 18 Jan 89, St 95-62]

24 January 1989*, Pb 146/VI [4; 9.2] – Politburo. The imminent withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan, alternative scenarios (13 pp). [R 24 Jan 89, Pb 146-VI]

21 February 1989**, St 97/76 [7.2] – Secretariat. A request from leadership of the Turkish Communist Party. Training for Comrade ENDER HARMAN in professional cryptography (7 pp). [R 21 Feb 89, St 97-16]

1 March 1989** (no number) [7.4] – Recorded discussion. Assisting clandestine return to Chile of 4 Socialist Party activists (fake documents); “special training” for 2 Chilean Communists (2 pp). [R 1 Mar 89]

3 March 1989, Pb 148/5 [1.2] – Politburo decision. New bureau for Komsomolskaya pravda newspaper in Canada; replace correspondent with KGB agent (2 pp). [R 3 Mar 89, Pb 148-50]

27 March 1989**, St 99/114 [7.4] – Secretariat. Requests from leaders of the Communist Parties of Chile and Ecuador and the Chilean Socialist Party. “Special training” in clandestine work: Communist Party of Chile, 6 people; Communist Party of Ecuador, 1 person; Socialist Party of Chile, 2 people. Special training in communications for 6 members of the Chilean Communist Party (8 pp). [R 27 Mar 89, St 99-114]

April to June

10 April 1989*, St 99/248 [7] – Secretariat. Additional measures to provide apartments for the representatives of Communist Parties from non-socialist countries (5 pp). [R 10 Apr 89, St 99-248]

19 May 1989** (no number) [7.4] – A request from leadership of the Chilean Communist Party. Central Committee International department memo. Assistance to Comrade LUIS CORVALAN in travelling from the USSR to one of the countries of Western Europe to obtain a Chilean passport for a subsequent legal return to Chile. [R 19 May 89]

22 June 1989**, St 102/124 [7.1] – Secretariat. Requests from the leadership of AKEL for “special training” for 2 people, and from the leadership of the Cyprus Progressive Party for “special training” for 2 people and for assistance in obtaining a legal status (5 pp). [R 22 Jun 89, St 102-124]

July to September

22 July 1989, No 1251 [5] – Council of Ministers. Cars, trucks, gasoline, etc. for the Sandinista Front in Nicaragua (2 pp). [R 22 Jul 89, No 1251]

31 July 1989*, No. 312/1/0297 [9.2] – Report to Central Committee from the General Staff. The state of military supplies to Afghanistan (2 pp). [R 31 Jul 89,  No 312- 1-0297]

23 September 1989**, St 105/114 [7.4] – Secretariat. A request from Comrade ATHOS FAVA, Chairman of the Communist Party of Argentina for assistance to the Party in manufacturing fake Argentinean passports, identity cards, and receptacles for their transportation and storage (6 pp). [R 23 Sep 89, St 105-114]

29 September 1989**, St 105/159 [7.2] – Secretariat. A request from leadership of the Turkish Communist Party, “special training” for 10 people (2 pp). [R 29 Sep 89,  St 105-159]

October to December

14 November 1989*, 2292-K/OV [3.4; 4] – KGB memo (Kryuchkov) to Central Committee. SAKHAROV’s influence on the striking miners in Vorkuta; an analysis of his state of mind and his promises to the miners to provide them with high-quality lawyers (2 pp). [R 14 Nov 89, 2292-K-OV]

15 November 1989, Pb 171/21 [3.6; 4] – Politburo. About improvements in the Soviet laws related to the procedures established for treatment of psychiatric patients (3 pp). [R 15 Nov 89, 3 pp – Pb 171-21]

4 December 1989, 2451-K/OV [3.4; 4] – KGB (Kryuchkov) to Central Committee. An appeal for a pre-emptive nationwide labour strike has been issued by certain members of the People’s Congress of Soviet Deputies (3 pp). (This document was kindly provided by the Andrei Sakharov archive.) [R 4 Dec 89, 3 pp – 2451-K-OV]

8 December 1989*, 2482-K/ov [3.4; 4] – KGB about ANDREI SAKHAROV’s political activities (4 pp). [R 8 Dec 89, 2482-K-OV] tbt

8 December 1989, 2483-K/ov [3.4; 4] – KGB (Kryuchkov) to Central Committee. The spread of an appeal for a strike throughout the USSR (2 pp). [R 8 Dec 89, 2483-K-OV]

5 December 1989* (no number) [5] – Politburo. Soviet contribution in 1990 to the “International Fund to aid Left-wing and Workers’ Organizations“: total $22 million, all from CPSU (4 pp). [R 28 Dec 88, Pb 144-129]

18 December 1989**, 2551-K [3.4; 4] – KGB to Secretariat. Arrangements and KGB actions related to ANDREI SAKHAROV’s death and funeral (2 pp). [R 18 Dec 89, 2551-K]

20 December 1989 *, 2568-K [3.4; 4] – KGB on ANDREI SAKHAROV’s funeral (3 pp). [R 20 Dec 89, 3 pp – 2568-K]

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