Highly classified Politburo document illustrating financial relations between the PCI (Italian Communist Party) and the Soviet Union. The amount in dollars was added by hand. [R 18 January 1983, Pb 94-52]
Workers of all Lands, Unite!
Must be returned within three days
to the CPSU Central Committee (General Department, Sector 1)
COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION, CENTRAL COMMITTEE
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
No. Pb 94/52
To Comrades Ponomaryov, Smirtyukov and Patolichev
Excerpt from the Minutes (No. 94) of the Meeting
of the CPSU Central Committee Politburo, held on 18 February 1983
Concerning the request of the Italian Friends
Instruct the Ministry of Foreign Trade (Comrade Patolichev) to sell Interexpo (president, Comrade L. Remiggio) 600,000 tonnes of oil and 150,000 tonnes of diesel fuel on a normal commercial basis, but on favourable conditions at a discount of approximately one percent, and to extend the payment period by three to four months, so that our Friends will stand to gain approximately 4 million dollars from this commercial operation.
Secretary of the Central Committee
[vertical text along left-hand margin]
A comrade in receipt of top secret documents of the CPSU Central Committee may not pass them into other hands or acquaint anyone with their content without special permission from the Central Committee. Photocopying or making extracts from the documents in question is categorically forbidden. The comrade to whom the document is addressed must sign and date it after he has studied the content.
1. Notes by translator and editor are bracketed, thus [ ];
2. text written by hand is indicated in italic script;
3. when a handwritten phrase, figure or word has been inserted
in a previously typed document this is indicated by underlined italic script.
Translation, George Sklyar