Intentions of Crimean Tatars to appeal to the United Nations. A clandestine report on Pyotr Grigorenko‘s remarks. [R 10 June 1968, 1342-A]
USSR Committee for State Security [KGB]
of the USSR Council of Ministers
10 June 1968, No. 1342-A
To the CPSU Central Committee
The Committee for State Security has received information from its sources that [Pyotr] GRIGORENKO, in conversation with one of his acquaintances, declared that the Crimean “autonomists” intended to prepare an appeal to the United Nations.
They would gather the signatures of 250,000 Tatars, appealing for support of their demands. Expressing approval for this action, GRIGORENKO said that it would have a “colossal impact”. The Committee for State Security is taking measures to prevent possible hostile acts by nationalist-minded individuals from among the Crimean Tatars and other anti-social elements.