29 December 1980*, Pb 230/34

Politburo decision. Financial assistance in 1981 (US $) to Communist Parties and movements (USA, 2 million; France, 2 million; Finland, 1.4 million; Portugal, 700,000), in total 57 recipients (5 pp). [R 1980, 29 December]

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[page one of three]

Workers of all Lands, Unite!

[Text in top left hand corner of page]
Must be returned within three days
to CPSU Central Committee (General Department, sector 1)

COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION. CENTRAL COMMITTEE

TOP SECRET
SPECIAL FILE

No. Pb 230 / 34

To Comrades Andropov and Ponomarev

Excerpt from Minutes No. 230, the Central Committee Politburo meeting
on 29 December 1980

A request from the International Department of the CPSU Central Committee

1. Provide financial aid in 1981 to:

  • The US Communist Party2,000,000 dollars
  • The French Communist Party2,000,000 dollars
  • The Finnish Communist Party1,400,000 dollars
  • The Portuguese Communist Party – 700,000 dollars
  • The Greek Communist Party – 700,000 dollars
  • The Chilean Communist Party500,000 dollars
  • The Indian Communist Party500,000 dollars
  • The Venezuelan Communist Party400,000 dollars
  • The Israeli Communist Party400,000 dollars
  • The Lebanese Communist Party – 400,000 dollars
  • The Danish Communist Party – 350,000 dollars
  • The People’s Party of Iran – 300,000 dollars
  • The Peruvian Communist Party – 300,000 dollars
  • The Swiss Labour Party – 300,000 dollars
  • The Progressive Party of Cyprus (AKEL) – 300,000 dollars
  • The Iraqi Communist Party – 300,000 dollars
  • The Colombian Communist Party – 260,000 dollars
  • The Austrian Communist Party – 250,000 dollars
  • The Syrian Communist Party – 250,000 dollars
  • The Uruguayan Communist Party – 250,000 dollars

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  • The Luxemburg Communist Party – 200,000 dollars
  • The El Salvador Communist Party – 200,000 dollars
  • The Costa-Rican Party of the People’s Vanguard – 200,000 dollars
  • The Egyptian Communist Party – 200,000 dollars
  • The Canadian Communist Party200,000 dollars
  • The Guatemalan Labour Party150,000 dollars
  • The Dominican Communist Party150,000 dollars
  • The People’s Party of Panama – 120,000 dollars
  • The Honduras Communist Party120,000 dollars
  • The Sri Lankan Communist Party120,000 dollars
  • The Moroccan Party of Progress and Socialism – 100,000 dollars
  • The Swedish Communist-Workers’ Party – 100,000 dollars
  • The African National Congress (South Africa) – 100,000 dollars
  • The South-West African People’s Organisation (SWAPO) – 100,000 dollars
  • The Problems of Peace and Socialism periodical – 100,000 dollars
  • The Paraguayan Communist Party – 100,000 dollars
  • The Socialist Workers’ Party, Nigeria – 90,000 dollars
  • The Madagascan Congress of Independence – 90,000 dollars
  • The Socialist Party of Australia – 75,000 dollars
  • The Party of the Socialist Vanguard, Algeria – 75,000 dollars
  • The National People’s Party of Bangladesh – 60,000 dollars
  • The Bangladesh Communist Party – 50,000 dollars
  • The Martinique Communist Party50,000 dollars
  • The Irish Communist Party – 50,000 dollars
  • The Jordanian Communist Party – 50,000 dollars
  • The Norwegian Communist Party – 50,000 dollars

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  • The Turkish Communist Party – 50,000 dollars
  • The Chilean Socialist Party – 50,000 dollars
  • The Workers’ Party of Jamaica – 50,000 dollars
  • The Chilean Workers’ and Peasants’ Party (MAPU) – 40,000 dollars
  • The Maltese Communist Party – 40,000 dollars
  • The San Marino Communist Party – 40,000 dollars
  • the Guadaloupe Communist Party – 35,000 dollars
  • The Association of Egyptian Patriots Abroad – 30,000 dollars
  • The Tunisian Communist Party – 20,000 dollars
  • The Saudi Arabian Communist Party – 20,000 dollars
  • The Lesotho Communist Party – 10,000 dollars

2. Transfer of these funds is entrusted to the KGB.

SECRETARY OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE

[pages four and five are an Order issued by the USSR Council of Ministers in response to a request from Frelimo (the Front for the Liberation of Mozambique)]

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NOTES
Comparison with a similar list compiled 12 years earlier (8 January 1969*, Pb 111/162) shows more recipients, a change in their ranking (e.g. Finland), and the disappearance of some.
In 1969, for instance, two Italian political parties were to receive at least 4-5 million dollars. A document from 1983 shows that direct subsidies to the PCI had been replaced by indirect subventions under the guise of trade.
General
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, John Crowfoot

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