2.1 Repression and terror (pre-1975)

2.1 Russian titles and original documents [link to old website]

1930s

24 Sept 1937, P54/212 [2.1] – Dealing with anti-Soviet Elements. Central Committee permits Armenian CP to increase executions.

31 Oct. 1937 *, (no number) [2.1] – On malfunctioning of troikas, unburied bodies of Enemies of the People, poor safety measures during interrogation: letter from A. FRENKEL (Kuibyshev Region) to NKVD chief YEZHOV (2 pp).

31 Jan. 1938, P57/48 [2.1] – Dealing with Anti-Soviet Elements. Politburo accepts NKVD request to increase arrests, distributing the quotas between the Republics and Regions of the USSR (2 pp).

04 Feb. 1938 *, (no number) [2.1] – Encrypted telegram to STALIN and YEZHOV from YULY KAGANOVICH: request to increase executions and arrests in the Gorky Region.

17 Feb. 1938*, P58/57 [2.1] – NKVD request to increase Ukraine’s quota for executions and arrests by 30,000 people. Politburo agrees.

10 May 1938, P61/128 [2.1] – NKVD request from Omsk (Siberia) to increase quota for executions and arrests. Politburo agrees.

17 July 1938, (no number) [2.1] – Request from NKVD (encrypted telegram from Belorussian SSR to STALIN, YEZHOV and ANDREYEV) to increase quota for executions and arrests.

15 Nov. 1938, P64/22 [2.1] – Decision, signed by STALIN, to reduce role of “special troikas”; counter-revolutionary charges, post 1 Aug, to be examined by courts. (2 pp).

31 Dec. 1938 (no number) [2.1] – STALIN’s handwritten note, permitting Krasnoyarsk Region [Siberia] additional “1st category arrests” [executions].

05 Feb. 1939, 530 [2.1] – Letter from NKVD head BERIA and Procurator General VYSHINSKY to Stalin about pardoning all criminals after 3 years of imprisonment, except those convicted of “Counter-Revolutionary Activities” (Article 58, RSFSR Criminal Code). Mentions total of 2 million arrested and exiled since 1927 (2 pp).

1940s

31 Oct. 1941 *, (no number) [2.1] – Report to NKVD chief BERIA about activities of a special NKVD division at front, from 22 June until 19 Oct. 1941: 657,364 arrested and 10,201 shot (3 pp).

15 Jan. 1947 * [no number] [2.1] – About trial of White Generals PYOTR KRASNOV, ANDREI SHKURO and SULTAN KELECH GHIREY (handed over by British), and trials of others. Note from MGB chief Abakumov to Stalin; Stalin’s decision (2 pp).

03 Mar. 1947 (no number) [2.1] – Permission for arrest of Generals GORDOV and RIBALCHENKO. Report from MGB chief ABAKUMOV to STALIN, based on clandestine report about Gordov’s conversation with his wife; Stalin’s handwritten decision.

1950s

06 Oct. 1952, (no number) [2.1] – Banishing “Socially Dangerous Elements”. Note from MGB chief IGNATIEV to Central Committee; latter’s agreement to increase numbers to be banished from Moldavia, in response to request from LEONID BREZHNEV, then general secretary of Moldavian CP (2 pp).

03 Sept 1953 *, (no number) [2.1] – Secretariat: Creation of specialised division No.12 for “special assignments” abroad at Ministry of Internal Affairs: its structure, functions, etc (7 pp).

22 Aug 1956, St-21/4 [2.1] – Secretariat: Report of Central Commission overseeing re-examination of cases, region by region, of those convicted of political, administrative, and economic crimes. Response by Minister for Internal Affairs (6 Oct. 1956) and from Central Committee administrative department (2 Nov. 1956) (26 pp).

04 Oct. 1956 *, St-1061 [2.1] – Secretariat: Creation of the “Mill”, a fake border post in the Far East which was used from 1941 to 1949 to test the loyalty of individuals, who were then arrested and imprisoned; many were shot (9 pp).

05 Mar. 1957, 465-S [2.1] – KGB report to Secretariat: Anti-Soviet events during local elections (3 pp).

19 Dec. 1957 *, (no number) [2.1] – KGB report about Academician LEV LANDAU (17 pp).

1960s

06 Oct. 1960, P 162/22 [2.1 ; 9.1] – Deportation of American citizen KAMENSKY from the USSR.

25 Dec. 1962 *, 3265-C [2.1] – Change in procedures for informing relatives about prisoners’ date of death in Stalin era (KGB report, approved by Central Committee).

23 Sept 1966, (no number) [2.1; 9.1] – KGB: about detention of American citizen (DOWSON).

25 Aug 1967, No. 0097 [2.1] – Decision of KGB Chairman ANDROPOV about changes in the structure of the KGB.

17 July 1969 *, St-167/3 [2.1] – Secretariat: Additions to code of conduct for Soviet citizens visiting foreign countries. The code of conduct for Soviet citizens visiting capitalist countries is provided separately (//12 pp).

1970s

02 Feb. 1970, 265-A [1.2; 2.1] – A KGB report to MIKHAIL SUSLOV about increasing checks to limit pornography distributed by the foreigners.

19 Mar. 1970 *, 699-A [2.1 ; 3.2] – KGB report about “Club for Democracy” organized by 14 students of high school (2 pp).

27 April 1970, 1116-A [2.1] – Reaction of diplomats in Moscow to Leonid Brezhnev’s speech (KGB report to the Central Committee).

27 April 1970, 1118-A [2.1 ; 3.2] – KGB about situation in the USSR and actions taken in relation to centenary of Lenin’s birth.

30 April 1970, 1184-A [2.1 ; 3.2] – KGB report about “illegal” Zionist organization in Leningrad. Information is under investigation.

06 May 1970, St-96/9 [1.4 ; 2.1] – Secretariat: About selection of Communists for the KGB Border Patrol troops.

02 June 1970, 1509-A [1.3; 2.1] – KGB to Secretariat: Arrests of Soviet and foreign citizens for smuggling of gold.

12 June 1970 *, 1610-A [2.1 ; 3.2] – KGB about arrests of members of illegal anti-Soviet youth organization in Sverdlovsk.

10 Aug 1970, 1903 [2.1 ; 3.2] – Decision to “improve coordination of lawyers”; lawyers defending dissidents (DINA KAMINSKAYA, SOPHIA KALISTRATOVA, YU.V. POZDEYEV, and V.B. ROMM) to be expelled from the Moscow Bar Association.

26 Aug 1970, 2353-A [2.1 ; 3.2] – About distribution of illegal leaflets by high school students in Ryazan (KGB report).

16 Nov. 1972 *, P67/XYIII [2.1 ; 3.2] – About special KGB “warnings” in case of “politically harmful” behaviour (JC tr).

30 Jan. 1973, St-69/8 [2.1] – Secretariat: About procedure for Soviet citizens travelling to Socialist countries on private business.

29 Jan. 1974 *, 266-A [2.1 ; 3.4; 3.5] – About distribution of leaflets in Leningrad subway stations (235 copies) in defence of SOLZHENITSYN and SAKHAROV: KGB report to the Central Committee.

02 Feb. 1974, St-130/12 [2.1] – Secretariat: Andropov letter about increasing security in the defence industry following recent detection of a spy.

25 Feb. 1974 *, 565-Ts [2.1 ; 3.4; 3.5] – About distribution of leaflets in support of SOLZHENITSYN and SAKHAROV. KGB has found author and distributor of these leaflets (1 p).

16 April 1974, St-121/23 [2.1] – Note from R.A. RUDENKO, USSR Prosecutor General, about combating crime: exchange of opinions in the Secretariat about his report (11 pp).

29 April 1974, St-123/28 [2.1] – Central Committee to the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Health: About development of new antibiotics and chemicals to protect population against chemical weapons of mass destruction.

03 July 1974, St-131/11 [1.4 ; 2.1] – Secretariat: Creation of a new position, the Deputy Chief of Special Aviation Unit.

Advertisements