15 April 1968*, Pb 79/XII

Proposal to Politburo to revoke Soviet citizenship of dissidents Ilya Gabai (1935-1973) and Anatoly Marchenko (1938-1986). They both died premature deaths in the USSR (3 pp). [R insert//]

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Workers of all Lands, Unite!

COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION. CENTRAL COMMITTEE

Pb 79 / XII

To Comrades Brezhnev, Andropov

Excerpt from Minute No. 79
of the CPSU Central Committee Politburo meeting,
held on 15 April 1968

Request from USSR Procuracy and the Committee for State Security [KGB]

Agree to the proposals of the USSR Procuracy and the Committee for State Security at the USSR Council of Ministers concerning Gabai, I.Ya, and Marchenko, A.T.

Approve the draft edict of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet about depriving Gabai, I.Ya, and Marchenko, A.T. of citizenship of the USSR (attached).

SECRETARY OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE

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EDICT
OF THE PRESIDIUM OF THE USSR SUPREME SOVIET

To deprive Gabai, I.Ya, of citizenship of the USSR

Draft

Gabai [1] has systematically committed acts that are incompatible with citizenship of the USSR, and through his anti-social conduct has damaged the prestige of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

The Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet decrees:

On the basis of article 7 of the Law “Concerning citizenship of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics” (19 August 1938), Gabai, Ilya Yankelevich, born 1935 in the city of Baku, is to be deprived of citizenship of the USSR for misdeeds that discredit a citizen of the USSR.

Chairman of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet N. Podgorny

Secretary of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet M. Georgadze

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Item XII of minute No 79

Draft

EDICT
OF THE PRESIDIUM OF THE USSR SUPREME SOVIET

To deprive Marchenko, A.T., of citizenship of the USSR

Marchenko [2] has committed acts that are incompatible with citizenship of the USSR, and through his anti-social conducted has damaged the prestige of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

The Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet decrees:

On the basis of article 7 of the Law “Concerning citizenship of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics” (19 August 1938), Marchenko, Anatoly Tikhonovich, born 1938 in the city of Barabinsk, Novosibirsk Region, is to be deprived of citizenship of the USSR for misdeeds that discredit a citizen of the USSR.

Chairman of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet N. Podgorny

Secretary of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet M. Georgadze

Moscow, Kremlin

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NOTES
[1] Ilya Gabai committed suicide in October 1973, see A Chronicle of Current Events, 30.1.
[2] Anatoly Marchenko died in Chistopol Prison hospital in December 1986 after a hunger strike lasting three months. See 4 February 1987*, 206-B.
General
1. Notes and additions by translator and editor are bracketed, thus [ ];
2. Text added by hand is indicated in italic script;
3. when a handwritten phrase, figure or word has been inserted
in a previously typed document it is indicated by underlined italic script.
Translation, John Crowfoot
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