4 April 1980**, St 205/55

Secretariat. International Department requests “special training” for Colombia, 6 people; Paraguay, two people; and Peru, one person. [R 4 April 1980, St 205/55]

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Translation by George Sklyar, November 2010

[Translator’s notes are bracketed, handwritten text is italic]

RESOLUTION

CENTRAL COMMITTEE, COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION Re: CC CPSU International Dpt.’s issue

[It is hereby resolved to] grant the request of the leadership of the Communist Parties of Colombia, Paraguay, and Peru and arrange, in 1980-81. in the USSR, for a course of training, of up to 3 months, in clandestine Party work and consulting with regard to internal Party security, for six comrades from Colombia, two comrades from Paraguay (upon completing their course of training in party work this year, in Moscow), and one comrade from Peru. The said comrades shall be received, accommodated (continued on next page)…

(vote results)

[Seven illegible signatures] 04.04.80/77/Excerpts from these minutes to be forwarded to Andropov, Ponomarenko, Pavlov/04.04.80/Excerpts forwarded 04.04.80 [signed] Khalturina

.and materially provided for by the International Department and the Department of Administrative Affairs, CC CPSU. Expenses involved in travel of the [above- mentioned] six Colombian comrades from Bogota to Moscow and back, two Paraguayan comrades from Moscow to Buenos Aires, and one Peruvian comrade from Lima to Moscow shall be charged to the Party budget.

[Six illegible signatures]

2ti/0890 “To be returned to Sector II, General Department, CC CPSU, within 3 days”/ Workers of all countries, unite!/Central Committee, Communist Party of the Soviet Union/Top Secret (“Special Folder”)/#Ct-205/55gs, 04.04.80

Excerpt from Protocol [Minutes] #205, §55 gc, CC CPSU Secretariat

[It is hereby resolved to] grant the request of the leadership of the Communist Parties of Colombia, Paraguay, and Peru and arrange, in 1980-81. in the USSR, for a course of training, of up to 3 months, in clandestine Party work and consulting with regard to internal Party security, for six comrades from Colombia, two comrades from Paraguay (upon completing their course of training in party work this year, in Moscow), and one comrade from Peru.

Their training shall be the responsibility of the Committee for State Security [KGB] of the USSR, while the accommodation and material support [of the said comrades] shall be the responsibility of the International Department and the Department of Administrative Affairs, CC CPSU. Expenses involved in travel of the [above-mentioned] six Colombian comrades from Bogota to Moscow and back, two Paraguayan comrades from Moscow to Buenos Aires, and one Peruvian comrade from Lima to Moscow shall be charged to the Party budget.

CC SECRETARY

Copies hereof forwarded to Comrades Andropov, Ponomaryov, Pavlov 4en [Handwritten]

Attention: Comrade V.E. Tapkin

You will please vote on the [above-mentioned] issue Comrade K.U. Chernenko has been duly instructed. /[Illegible signature]/Further to #0890 of 04.03.80/Further to #273op

Top Secret/Special Folder/ [CC CPSU receipt stamp]0890/ Apr. 3, 1980/To be returned to CC CPSU General Department

Attention: CC CPSU

Re: CC CPSU International Department’s issue

The leaderships of the Communist Parties of Colombia, Paraguay, and Peru have requested (request enclosed herewith) that CC CPSU arrange, in 1980-81 in the USSR, for a course of training, of up to 3 months, in clandestine Party work and consulting with regard to internal Party security, for six comrades from Colombia, two comrades from Paraguay (upon completing their course of training in party work this year, in Moscow), and one comrade from Peru.

I believe that such accommodations for [the above-mentioned] six comrades from Colombia, two comrades from Paraguay, and one comrade from Peru could be made by the International Department and the Department of Administrative Affairs, CC CPSU, and that the requested course of training could be entrusted to the Committee for State Security of the USSR; also, that the Expenses involved in travel of the six Colombian comrades from Bogota to Moscow and back, two Paraguayan comrades from Moscow to Buenos Aires, and one Peruvian comrade from Lima to Moscow could be charged to the Party budget.

This matter has been coordinated with the KGB (Comrade Chebrikov).

Draft CC CPSU resolution is enclosed herewith.

(Signed) R. Ulianovsky,

Head of the International Department, CC CPSU

April 3, 1980 #25-C-598

[The following is handwritten]

Translated from the Spanish

CC CPSU General Department’s stamp: 0253/ Jan. 21, 1980/To be returned to Sector 2, General Department, CC CPSU [From:] Central Committee, Communist Party of Colombia

[To:] International Department, Central Committee, Communist Party of the Soviet Union

Dear Comrades:

I hereby request that you consider our request, concerning the accommodation and a course of and training in counterintelligence for six handpicked Colombian Communists. The above-mentioned comrades could take turns arriving as two groups, each made up of 3 persons.

Fraternally yours,

Gilberto Vieira

Secretary General,

CC, Communist Party of Colombia

January 8, 1980, City of Moscow

(Signed) Translated by A. Mineyev [Same CC CPSU General Dpt. Stamp, # 0219/Jan. 17, 1980/same format] Translated from the Spanish [Attention:] CC CPSU Esteemed Comrades:

Allow me to request, on behalf of the Central Committee of the Paraguayan Communist Party (PCP), that you accommodate in 1980 CC PCP member Comrade Ananias Maidana Palacios, who is currently enrolled in the Lenin International School, and provide for a course of training, of up to 3 months, in clandestine Party work and internal Party security.

We further request that you make arrangements for his ID papers while abroad and on clandestine Party missions.

Fraternally yours,

Antonio Maidana,

First Secretary, CC PCP Moscow, June 18, 1979

Translated by… (signed…)

Top Secret [the usual CC CPSU stamp]

SUMMARY

Of a letter in Spanish from Comrade Jorge Del Prado, General Secretary, Central Committee, Peruvian Communist Party, addressed to CC CPSU

Comrade Jorge Del Prado sends his greetings to CC CPSU and, in view of the situation in his country, requests that the USSR receive his liaison man in 1980 and arrange for a course in clandestine operations and communications. The person in question is Comrade Enrique Castro-Prado, a PCP activist capable of carrying out important missions assigned him by the Party leadership. He could visit the Soviet Union [ostensibly] for rest [and recreation] and [meanwhile] undergo a two-three- month course of special training.

In conclusion of his letter, Comrade Jorge Del Prado thanks in advance for his request being taken into account and sends his brotherly greetings.

Summary done by V. Tikhmenev, assistant, CC CPSU International Dpt. (signed)

Feb. 12, 1980…

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