15 December 1976*, Pb 38/46

Politburo. On exchange of CORVALAN for BUKOVSKY – conditions, arrangements, etc (6 pp). [R 15 December 1976, Pb 38-46] Excerpt.

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[page six]

Top Secret

To the CPSU Central Committee

The Soviet ambassador in Washington reports that the Chilean authorities have agreed to transfer Comrade L. Corvalan and his family to Geneva. The idea is that we shall hand over Bukovsky and his mother there as well.

The Chileans propose to make the exchange on 18 December this year (telegram No 3130 from Washington). We consider it expedient to give our agreement to this date.

It is desirable to send a representative of the Central Committee International Department to Geneva and a doctor. A special plane should be provided to transport Comrade Corvalan from Geneva to the USSR. Bukovsky will be sent to Geneva on the same plane.

An edict concerning Bukovsky’s deportation from a penal institution to a place beyond the borders of the USSR should be adopted by the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet before he is handed over to the Chilean side. This will permit Bukovsky’s transportation in custody to Geneva without the latter’s agreement.

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Gromyko

Andropov

Ponomaryov

14 December 1976

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