2.2. TERROR AND REPRESSION IN THE USSR, post-1974

1975

27 January 1975, St 158/47 [1.4; 2.2] – Secretariat. About the selection procedure in appointing Party and Komsomol members to leadership positions in the KGB (12 pp). [R 27 January 1975, St 158-47]

11 March 1975, 547-A [2.2; 3.2] – KGB memorandum. Confiscation of matzo in parcels sent from abroad. [R 11 March 1975, 547-A]

4 May 1975*, 1103-A [2.2; 3.2] – KGB memorandum. The situation during the 1975 May Day celebrations. [R 4 May 1975, 1103-A]

4 August 1975, Pb 185/134 [2.2] – Politburo decision. To demolish the Ipatyev House in Sverdlovsk, where the last Tsar, NICOLAS II, and his family were executed in 1918 (2 pp). [R 4 August 1975, 2004-A]

1976

11 January 1976*, 81-A [3.2; 2.2] – KGB memorandum. Measures to prevent an “illegal” commemorative meeting in honour of the 1825 Decembrist Rebellion. [R 11 January 1976, 81-A] tbt

13 March 1976, 577-A [2.2; 9.1] – KGB. The reaction of US embassy to speeches by leaders of European Communist Parties at the CPSU 25th Congress (4 pp). [R 13 March 1976, 577-A]

21 July 1976, 1032-A [2.2; 9.1] – KGB to Secretariat. About American propaganda in the USSR, from the point of view of US embassy (5 pp). [R 21 July 1976, 1032-A]

30 November 1976, St 34/10 [2.2] – Secretariat. A memorandum from Ministers TITOV, SHCHOLOKOV and others to the Secretariat on the use of  ‘cheryomukha’ tear-gas “to control criminal behaviour and assist in detaining criminals”. The gas has been used in corrective-labour camps since 1972 (4 pp).[(R 30 November 1976, St 34-10]

1977-1979

15 February 1977, St 44/16 [1.4; 2.2] – Secretariat. About selection procedure in appointing Party and Komsomol members to leadership positions in the KGB: instructions for 50 people to be recruited in 1977 from the country’s different geographical regions (13 pp). [R 15 February 1977, St 44-16]

20 May 1977, (109-A) [2.2; 3.2] – KGB memorandum. Action plan to stop financial aid from abroad reaching anti-Soviet elements (3 pp). [R 20 May 1977, 109-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]

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]

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]

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]

1980

12 May 1980, 902-A [2.2; 9.3] – KGB to Central Committee. Boosting security during the 1980 Olympic Games by clearing Moscow of disaffected individuals (6 pp + 21 pp). [R 12 May 1980,  902-A) and [R 12 May 1980, 902-A plus]

17 May 1980, St 215/83 [2.2] – Secretariat. Permission for negotiations to organize (update) “special” telephone-radio, post-mail communications with Rumania during periods of mobilisation by Warsaw Pact forces (10 pp). [R 17 May 1980, St 215/83]

20 May 1980 (No 1/3110) [2.2; 9.3] – KGB report. Safety measures during 1980 Olympic Games and mobilization of regional KGB agents and troops of Ministry of Internal Affairs (7 pp). [R 20 May 1980, No 1-3110]

10 June 1980, St 214/9 [2.2] – Secretariat. Measures to protect Soviet agencies and citizens abroad (3 pp). [R 10 June 1980, St 214/9]

26 June 1980, Pb 201/62 [2.2 ; 9.3] – Politburo decision. Provide a response to MR. BLACKER, British ambassador in Moscow, about his complaints of a Soviet campaign to scare and terrorize British tourists in the USSR during the 1980 Olympic Games (4 pp). [R 26 June 1980, Pb 201-62]

16 July 1980, St 220/7 [2.2] – Secretariat. Permission to the KGB Secretariat to act as fully independent central state agency (11 pp). [R 16 July 1980, St 220/7]

29 July 1980, St 221/11 [2.2] – Secretariat. New positions for KGB agents in six State organizations dealing with foreigners (students, the sick, believers, etc.). All deputy director positions are to be filled by KGB agents (8 pp). [R 29 July 1980,  St 221-11]

21 August 1980, St 225/32 [2.2] – Secretariat. Increase staff of KGB agency in the People’s Republic of Hungary and create a new position for a KGB employee as a representative at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Republic of Hungary (7 pp). [R 21 August 1980, St 225/32]

22 September 1980, St 229/42 [2.2] – Secretariat. Increase KGB staff at the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the People’s Republic of Vietnam. An agent is to replace an employee in the embassy of the People’s Republic of Vietnam (5 pp). [R 22 September 1980, 229-42]

22 September 1980, St 229/41 [2.2] – Secretariat. Salary increases in foreign currencies for KGB staff in the German Democratic Republic (11 pp). [R 22 September 1980, St 229-41]

15 December 1980, St 241/92 [1.2; 2.2] – Secretariat. Making a special TV-documentary based on KGB actions to discover and arrest Chinese special agents and spies (2 pp). [R 15 December 1980, St 241/92]

30 December 1980*, St 243/8 [2.2] – Secretariat. Memo from ANDROPOV about anti-Russian propaganda in Karachaevo-Cherkessk region, North Caucasus (7 pp).  [R 30 Dec 80, 7 pp]

1981-1983

10 February 1981, St 249/69 [2.2] – Secretariat. State awards for the employees of the KGB Central Research Institute for Special Technologies (3 pp). [R 10 February 1981, St 249-69]

19 February 1981, St 251/42 [2.2] – Secretariat. About pensions for the widows and children of KGB secret agents killed abroad (10 pp). [R 19 February 1981, St 251-42]

2 March 1981, St 251/189 [2.2] – Secretariat. Special military emergency training for trade-union and Komsomol members as a preparation in case of war (22 p). [R 2 March 1981, St 251-182]

1 July 1983, 1166-Ch [2.2] – KGB memo to Central Committee. Proposal to update KGB procedures for working with its agents and confidential contacts within the USSR (2 pp). [R 1 July 1983, 1166-Ch]

1986-1988

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]

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]

1 February 1987*, 183-Ch [2.2; 3.3; 4] – KGB report (Chebrikov). The numbers then serving a sentence under Articles 70,  190-1 and 142 of the RSFSR Criminal Code; terms for release (see Notes) were eased (9 pp). [R 1 Feb 87, 183-Ch]

11 August 1987*, Pb 164/87 [2.2; 4] – Politburo decision. Set up a new specialised KGB agency to defend the Soviet “constitutional order” (4 pp).  [R 11 Aug 87, 4 pp – Pb 164-87] tbt

27 July 1988*, 1541-K [2.2; 3.3; 4] – KGB (Kryuchkov) to the Central Committee. The proposal for an international seminar “The KGB and Perestroika” to be held in December in Moscow (2 pp). [R 27 Jul 88, 1541-K]

1990s

15 March 1990, St-113/102 [2.2] – Secretariat. About changes in structure and activities of KGB and comparable organizations in Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Poland, Mongolia and Hungary (7 pp). [R 16 Mar 90, St 113-102]

11 January 1991* (no number) [2.2; 4] – Central Committee. Report from Committee officials in Lithuania about the attempted takeover by the “Committee for National Salvation”(4 pp). [R 11 Jan 91]

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