5 October 1979*, St 179/32

Secretariat. A visit to the Soviet Union by Giovanni Cervetti, one of the leaders of the Italian Communist Party (PCI), during which financial matters were discussed (3 pp). [R 5 October 1979, St 179-32]

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No St 179/32, 5 October 1979

Top Secret
SPECIAL FILE

RESOLUTION

Of the Secretariat of the CPSU Central Committee

Reception at CPSU Central Committee of Comrade G. Cervetti,
of the Italian Communist Party leadership

Task Comrades B.N. Ponomaryov and V.V. Zagladin to receive Comrade G[iovanni] Cervetti and discuss matters of interest to him.

[Two handwritten signatures]


Vote results [1]

[Five handwritten signatures,
including “Comrade M.A. Suslov – For”]


5 October 1979              Excerpts to: Comrade B.N. Ponomaryov.
Sent 5 October 1979    [signature]

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Workers of all Lands, Unite!

Return to the CPSU Central Committee
(General Department, Sector II) within three days

Top Secret
SPECIAL FILE

No. St 179/32, 5 October 1979

COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION, CENTRAL COMMITTEE

Excerpt from Minute No 179/32, Central Committee Secretariat

Reception at the CPSU Central Committee of Comrade G. Cervetti,
a leader of the Italian Communist Party

Comrades B.N. Ponomaryov and V.V. Zagladin shall be tasked with receiving Comrade G. Cervetti and discuss matters of interest to him.

CENTRAL COMMITTEE SECRETARY

[Copy] to Comrade B.N. Ponomaryov

[Text printed vertically along left margin of this page]
Rules concerning Excerpts from Minutes of the Secretariat of the CPSU Central Committee
1. Photocopying or making notes from minutes of the Secretariat of the CPSU Central Committee, also making any reference to them in oral or written form, in the open press or other publicly accessible documents is categorically forbidden. Retyping the resolutions of the CENTRAL COMMITTEE Secretariat is also proscribed, as is any reference to them in official orders, instructions, directives and any official publications whatsoever.
2. Access to secret and top secret directives (excerpts from minutes) of the Secretariat of the CPSU Central Committee, sent to Party committees, ministries, departments or other organizations, is granted only to persons directly involved with the implementation of the relevant directive.
Comrades who have read excerpts from the minutes of the Secretariat of the Central Committee may not publicize their content.
(Affirmed by CPSU Central Committee Resolution of 17 June 1976, St 12/4)

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SPECIAL FILE
Top Secret

To the CPSU Central Committee

Reception at CPSU Central Committee of Comrade G. Cervetti,
a leader of the Italian Communist Party

Comrade A. Natta, member of the leadership of the Italian Communist Party [PCI], Secretary for Coordination of the PCI Central Committee, was instructed by Comrade E. Berlinguer to inform us that Comrade G. Cervetti, member of the PCI leadership, who is arriving in Moscow on 7 October for a short vacation, is authorized to discuss a number of special issues (including financial matters) [2] at the CPSU Central Committee (encrypted telegram from Rome, spec. No 1474, of 3 October 1979).

We believe it expedient to grant the request of the PCI Leadership and receive Comrade G. Cervetti at CPSU Central Committee and discuss the matters of interest to him.

A draft resolution of the CPSU Central Committee is enclosed.

(Signed) V. Zagladin

Deputy Head of the International Department
CPSU Central Committee

4 October 1979

25-S-1803

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NOTES
[1] Those signing a Resolution of the Secretariat were not necessarily involved in a face-to-face discussion of the issue.
As former Politburo member M. Solomentsev (1983-1988) explained in 1991, such a document might be circulated and those who received it added their signatures and automatic approval (see V. Stepankov and Ye. Lisov, “Govoryat chleny Politburo”, Kremlyovsky zagovor, 1992).
[2] A more explicit example of “financial matters” of interest to the PCI can be seen in the Politburo decision of 18 January 1983.
General
1. Notes and additions by translator and editor are bracketed, thus [ ]
2. Text written by hand is indicated in italic script, and
3. by underlined italic script when a handwritten phrase, figure or word has been inserted in a previously typed document.
Translation, George Sklyar
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