31 December 1992** (no number)

Letter to Chairman of the RF Constitutional Court. Request for 27 Central Committee documents about Afghanistan, to be included in the case of the CPSU (5 pp). [R 31 Dec 92]

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[Translator’s note: questionable points are marked in red; there are also bracketed comments/explanations]

Attention: V.D. Zorkin,

Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation Petition for adding evidence to a case

We, as the side representing the interests of the President of the Russian Federation and a group of people’s deputies [i.e., members of the Parliament of the RSFSR], hereby request that you add the following materials to the case of verifying the constitutionality of the CPSU and the CP of the RSFSR:

  1. Excerpt from Protocol [Minutes] #148 of the CC CPSU Meeting of March 3, 1989, concerning the setting up of a correspondent’s office of the newspaper Komsomolskayapravda in Canada (appended).
  2. Transcript of a telephone conversation between A.H. Kosygin and N.M. Taraki, Secretary General, CC, People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan, Chairman of the Revolutionary Committee, DRA Prime Minister, March 18, 1979.
  3. Excerpt from Protocol [Minutes] #156 of the CC CPSU Politburo Meeting of June 29, 1979, “On the Situation in the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan and Possible Measures to Improve It” (appended).
  4. Excerpt from Protocol [Minutes] #176 of the CC CPSU Politburo Meeting of Dec. 5, 1979, “On the Assignment of Special Combat Mission in Afghanistan” (appended).
  5. Excerpt from Protocol [Minutes] #177 of the CC CPSU Politburo Meeting of Jan. 2, 1980, “On Increasing the Strength of the Armed Forces of the USSR.”
  6. Excerpt from Protocol #7 of the CC CPSU Politburo Meeting of April 21, 1981, “On Supplies of Special Equipment to the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan” (appended).
  7. Letter by M. Moiseyev, First Deputy Minister of Defense of the USSR, to the CC CPSU, dated March 21, 1991, re: aid to the Republic of Afghanistan in terms of reviving the combat capability of its air force and supplies of certain communication means.
  8. CC [CPSU] Secretary L. Zaikov’s letter of instruction addressing the officials in charge of the ministries and agencies specializing in the production and supply of special equipment, dated July 26, 1989.
  9. 1985 Progress report of the Committee for State Security [KGB] of the USSR addressed to the CC CPSU, C/OS. Gorbachev, of 02.19.86, #321-4/OB.
  10. Excerpt from Protocol [Minutes] #172 of CC CPSU Politburo Meeting of Oct. 31, 1979: “On the Situation in Afghanistan and our Line to this End.”
  11. Issue [on the Agenda, in conjunction with] the Ministry of Defense and State Committee on Foreign Economic Contacts of the USSR [number illegible: “… 27/27” of 01.07.79.
  12. Transcript of a conversation between L.I. Brezhnev and Taraki [Re: # illegible; dated 03.20.79].
  13. Transcript of a conversation between Taraki and A.N. Kosygin, Gromyko, Ustinov, and Ponomaryov [Reg.# illegible, dated 03.20.79]
  14. Our [CPSU] Line in Conjunction with the Situation in Afghanistan [Reg.# illegible, dated 04.12.79]
  15. Apropos of the Expediency of Soviet Gunship Crews Taking Part in Combat Operations Meant to Suppress Counterrevolutionary Efforts in the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan [Reg. # illegible, dated 04.21.79]
  16. Rough minutes of CC CPSU Politburo meeting, March 10, 1983.
  17. On Additional Military Aid to the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan [Reg./Ref. # illegible, dated 05.24.79]
  18. On the Situation with Afghanistan [Reg./Ref. # illegible, dated 12.12.79]
  19. Conference on progress in the implementation of CC CPSU resolutions dated 12.12.79 [Ref. # illegible]. and 12.27.79.
  20. On Our Measures with Regard to the Situation in Afghanistan (#PI77/.. (illegible), of 12.27.79)
  21. Our Response to President Carter’s Message, Concerning Afghanistan, Received on [Washington-Kremlin] Hotline (#III77/220, 12.29.79)
  22. Memo by Yu. Andropov, A. Gromyko, D. Ustinov, and B. Ponomaryov, Concerning Events in Afghanistan, Dec. 27-28, 1979 [ref. numbers illegible]
  23. Memo by Yu. Andropov, A. Gromyko, D. Ustinov, B. Ponomaryov, concerning events in Afghanistan Dec. 27-28, 1979. [Ref. number illegible, dated 12.31.79]

23 [?]. Transcript of the main points broached during a conversation between A.A. Gromyko and DRA Foreign Minister Shah Mohammed Dost [Ref. number illegible, dated … 1980]

  1. On Procedures of Transfer of Servicemen and Auxiliary Personnel to the Temporary Soviet Contingent in Afghanistan. #III80/64, of 25.80.
  2. On Talks between the Governments of the USSR and DRA, Concerning the Terms and Conditions of Temporary Soviet Military Presence on DRA Territory [Ref. number illegible, dated 01.24.89].
  1. On Measures in Conjunction with Forthcoming Withdrawal of Soviet Troops from Afghanistan [Ref. number illegible, dated 01.24.89].
  2. Transcript of… [illegible] Plenary Meeting of CC CPSU [Ref. number illegible, dated 06.23.80]
  3. Shakhrai,

Representative of the President of the Russian Federation A. Makarov,

Representative of a Group of Russian Federation MPs

Top Secret LIST

Of documents pertaining to Afghanistan

01.07.79, [Ref. No.] Issue [placed on the agenda by] the Ministry of Defense

P137/27: and State Committee on Foreign Economic Contacts of the USSR (4 pp.).
03.18.79, No. 242-op: Transcript of a telephone conversation between A.N. Kosygin and N.M. Taraki (8 pp.).
03.20.79, No. P486: Transcript of a conversation between L.I. Brezhnev and Taraki (8 pp.).
03.20.79, P499: Transcript of a conversation between A.N. Kosygin, Gromyko, Ustinov, and Ponomaryov with Taraki (15

pp.).

04.12.79, P149/ICY-op: Our [Soviet] Stand with Regard to Afghanistan (12 pp.).
04.21.79, P150/93-op: On the inexpedience of Soviet helicopter [gunship] crews taking part in combat missions aimed at suppressing counter-revolutionary manifestations in the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (2 pp.).
05.24.79, P152/159op: On additional military aid to the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (3 pp.).
06.20.79, P156/IX…: On the situation with Afghanistan and possible measures to improve it (11 pp.)

On the situation with Afghanistan and our line to this end (10 pp).

On dispatching a special unit to Afghanistan (2 pp.).

On the situation with Afghanistan (1 p.).

Conference, Dec. 26, 1979, on progress in implementing CC CPSU Resolution No. P176/125-op, of 12.12.79.

Our measures in response to the situation with Afghanistan (25 pp.).

Our [Soviet] response to President [Jimmy] Carter’s message on [Washington-Kremlin] hotline with regard to Afghanistan (5 pp.).

Memo by Yu. Andropov, A. Gromyko, D. Ustinov, and B. Ponomaryov, concerning events in Afghanistan, Dec. 27-28, 1979.

Apropos of increasing the Armed Forces of the USSR (2

pp.).

Transcript of the main issues broached during a conversation between A.A. Gromyko and DRA Foreign Minister Sh. M. Dost (13 pp.).

On Procedures of Transfer of Servicemen and Auxiliary Personnel to the Temporary Soviet Contingent in Afghanistan (1 p.).

On the talks on an agreement to be made by the Soviet and DRA governments, concerning the terms and conditions of temporary Soviet military presence in the DRA (17 pp.).

On measures concerning the forthcoming withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan (13 pp.).

Transcript of the minutes of the CC CPSU Plenary Meeting, held in June 1980 (16 pp.).

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