3.4 ANDREI SAKHAROV

1960s

11 July 1968, No 532 [3.4] – Article in The New York Times about ANDREI SAKHAROV’s new book Progress, Peaceful Coexistence and Intellectual Freedom (6 pp). [R 11 July 1968, No 532]

6 August 1968, No 841 [3.4] – About intercepted letter from Hutchison, the editor of American magazine Problems of War and Peace, to SAKHAROV. The magazine published SAKHAROV’s article (10 pp). [R 6 August 1968, No 841]

12 March 1969, No 281 [3.4] – Review of publications in the Western press about ANDREI SAKHAROV (6 pp). [R 12 March 1969, No 281]

1970s

13 January 1971, 77-A [3.4; 3.1; 6] – KGB memorandum. The Western, anti-Soviet campaign in defence of SAKHAROV, SOLZHENITSYN and MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH (2 pp). [R 13 January 1971, 77-A]

18 April 1972*, St 38/1 [3.4] – Secretariat. Permission for republication in Literaturnaya gazeta of a review of SAKHAROV’s book Progress, Peaceful Coexistence and Intellectual Freedom published in Political Affairs (CPUSA theoretical journal) (17 pp). [R 18 April 1972, St 30-1]

1973

19 February 1973*, 320-A [3.4] – KGB memorandum. Ban on mentioning ANDREI SAKHAROV in the Soviet press. [R 19 February 1973, 320-A] tbt

8 September 1973*, 2176-Ch [3.4; 3.5] – KGB memorandum (Chebrikov). Clandestine information about 6 September meeting between SOLZHENITSYN, ANDREI SAKHAROV and ELENA BONNER and contents of their conversation. [R 8 September 1973, 2176-Ch]

18 September 1973*, 2244-Ts [3.4; 3.5] – KGB memorandum (Tsvigun). The 17 September meeting between SOLZHENITSYN’s wife NATALYA, ANDREI SAKHAROV and ELENA BONNER and the contents of their two-hour conversation (2 pp). [R 18 September 1973, 2244-Ts]

21 October 1973, 2508-A [3.4; 3.5] – KGB to Central Committee. Intention of anti-Soviet elements to use forthcoming “World Congress of Peace-Loving Forces” in Moscow to defend SAKHAROV, SOLZHENITSYN and other dissidents (3 pp). [R 21 October 1973, 2508-A]

11 November 1973, 2736-A [3.4] – KGB to Central Committee. SAKHAROV’s position after his meeting with KIRILLIN. Report on SAKHAROV’s point of view after discussions with delegates to the recent “World Congress of Peace-Loving Forces” in Moscow (3 pp).[(R 11 November 1973, 2736-A]

29 December 1973*, 3231-A [3.4; 3.5] – KGB memorandum. Meeting between SAKHAROV and SOLZHENITSYN. [R 29 December 1973, 3231-A] tbt

1974

29 January 1974*, 266-A [2.1; 3.4; 3.5] – KGB memorandum to the Central Committee. Leaflets in defence of SOLZHENITSYN and SAKHAROV (235 copies) distributed in Leningrad subway stations. [R 29 January 1974, 266-A]

25 February 1974*, 565-Ts [2.1; 3.4; 3.5] – KGB memorandum (Tsvigun). The author and distributor of the leaflets in support of SOLZHENITSYN and SAKHAROV has been detained. [R 25 February 1974, 565-Ts] tbt

24 July 1974, 2035-A [3.4; 3.5] – KGB. About SOLZHENITSYN’s actions after his arrival to Zurich (2 pp). [R 24 July 1974, 2035-A]

1975

5 March 1975, 463-A [3.4] – KGB report. About the numerous invitations to ELENA BONNER, SAKHAROV’s wife, to go for medical treatment abroad (6 pp). [R 5 March 1975, 463-A]

18 July 1975, 1889-A [3.4] – KGB to Central Committee. SAKHAROV’s declaration to the Pugwash Conference in Kyoto (4 pp). [R 18 July 1975, 1889-A]

15 October 1975* (no number) [3.4] – KGB note. Actions taken to discredit the decision of the Nobel Prize Committee to award the Peace Prize to SAKHAROV. [R 15 October 1975]

15 October 1975, (no number) [3.4] – About an interview with SAKHAROV broadcast on West German television (6 pp). [R 15 October 1975, No 661]

28 October 1975, 2715-A [3.4] – KGB report. ANDREI SAKHAROV’s reaction to the Nobel Prize award. SAKHAROV received over one hundred telegrams of congratulation from organizations and Soviet citizens. SAKHAROV’s press conference on 3 October 1975. A letter of protest against the award from 72 members of the Soviet Academy of Sciences (published in Izvestia) with a memo from the Presidium of the Academy, explaining why Academicians ZELDOVICH, KHARITON, KAPITZA, KANTOROVICH and GINZBURG refused to sign the letter (7 pp). [R 28 October 1975, 2715-A]

8 December 1975*, 3039-A [3.2; 3.4] – KGB report. The 5 December 1975 demonstration of “anti-Soviet” elements on Pushkin Square, Moscow. [R 8 December 1975, 3039-A] tbt

1976

16 January 1976*, 876-A [3.4; 4] – KGB on the trials of rights activist ANDREI TVERDOKHLEBOV, and Crimean Tatar leader MUSTAFA DZHEMILEV (2 pp). [R 16 January 1976, 876-A] tbt

23 December 1976, 2882-A [3.4] – KGB memorandum. SAKHAROV’s “provocative acts” in response to rumours of price rises (2 pp). [23 December 1976, 2882-A]

1977

18 February 1977, 330-A [3.2; 3.4; 9.1] – KGB to Central Committee about the measures it has taken against American anti-Soviet activities in dissident and nationalist circles. US embassy staff keep close contacts with dissidents and often meet with them (ZVIAD GAMSAKHURDIA, YURY ORLOV, ANDREI SAKHAROV). KGB suggests that the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs issue a formal protest (3 pp). [R  18 February 1977,  330-A]

13 May 1977, 989-A [3.4] – KGB to Central Committee. Danish Sakharov Committee proposal to swap 11 political prisoners in Chile for same number of Soviet dissidents (2 pp). [R 13 May 1977, 989-A]

4 November 1978, 269-A [3.4] – KGB memorandum. Measures it has taken to prevent ANDREI SAKHAROV’s anti-Soviet activities — house search, special warning, etc. (3 pp). [R 4 November 1978, Pb 128-40]

1980s

8 January 1980*, Pb 177/X [3.4] – Politburo decision. Internal exile for SAKHAROV and deprive him of all State awards (3 pp). [R 8 January 1980, Pb 177/X] tbt

9 December 1981, 2892-A [3.4] – KGB report. Additional measures relating to ANDREI SAKHAROV; recommendation to the USSR Academy of Sciences to keep better control over him (3 pp). [R 9 December 1981, 2892-A]

28 December 1981, 2965-A [3.4] – KGB report. Sakharov’s daughter-in-law is leaving the USSR to join her husband. SAKHAROV is in hospital following a hunger strike in protest against KGB actions to keep his daughter-in-law from emigration.. Decision reached to keep SAKHAROV in hospital longer to prevent his participation in the Pugwash Conference. [R 28 December 1981, 2965-A]

28 March 1982, 592-A [3.4] – KGB memorandum. Concerning SAKHAROV’s health (2pp). [R 28 March 1982, ]

31 August 1982, 1789-F [3.4] – KGB memorandum (Fedorchuk). SAKHAROV’s new anti-Soviet declaration to the West, and KGB measures that have put a stop to it. [R 31 aug 82, 1789-F]

5 March 1984, 343-Ch [3.4] – KGB memorandum (Chebrikov). How to compromise SAKHAROV and BONNER and undermine their anti-Soviet activities (3 pp). [R 5 Mar 84, 343-Ch]

6 July 1984, 1103-Ch [3.4] – KGB (Chebrikov) to Politburo. KGB measures to deny foreign reports about poor health of SAKHAROV and BONNER after their hunger strike (2 pp). [R 6 Jul 84, 1103-Ch]

1985

29 August 1985* (Pb) [3.4] – Politburo, chaired by Gorbachev, discuss conditions on which to grant SAKHAROV’s request that his wife ELENA BONNER be allowed to make a trip abroad for medical treatment [R 29 Aug 85, Pb]

12 September 1985 (no number) [3.3; 4; 6] – International Department. About letter from French academicians to USSR Academy of Sciences in defence of the Soviet scientists ANDREI SAKHAROV, ANATOLY SHCHARANSKY, and SERGEI KOVALYOV  (11 pp). [R 12 Sep 85, No 257]

12 October 1985, 1881-Ch [3.4] – KGB (Chebrikov) to Secretariat. About SAKHAROV and BONNER; BONNER agreed in writing not to meet with the foreign press during her medical treatment abroad (3 pp). [R 12 Oct 85, 1881-Ch]

31 December 1985 (1775-B) [3.4] – Letter from KGB deputy FILIP BOBKOV with quotes from SAKHAROV’s “Memoirs” (2 pp). [R 31 Dec 85, 1775-B]

11 May 1986, 874-Ch [3.4] – KGB report (Chebrikov). Measures to disable western pro-SAKHAROV propaganda; KGB documentary “Sakharov speaks…” and reaction to this film by Western press (4 pp). [R 11 May 86, 874-Ch]

1986

07 June 1986*, 1163-Ch [3.4] – KGB report (Chebrikov). ANDREI SAKHAROV ‘s letter on human rights violations and demanding to free political prisoners (3 pp). [R 7 Jun 86,  1163-Ch] tbt

18 June 1986, 1172-Ch [3.4] – KGB report (Chebrikov). ELENA BONNER‘s trip to Italy and her visits to various Heads of State. About SAKHAROV’s reaction to the Chernobyl accident (6 pp). [R 18 Jun 86, 1172-Ch]

9 December 1986*, 2407-Ch [3.4] – Secretariat. Measures relating to ANDREI SAKHAROV; annulment of decree for Sakharov’s exile and pardon for his wife ELENA BONNER (8 pp).  [R 9 Dec 86, 2407-Ch]

1987

1 January 1987 (no number) [3.4; 4] – BOBKOV cover note to GORBACHEV for transcript (not included) of SAKHAROV conversation with western scientists Frank von Hippel and Jeremy Stone. [R 1 Jan 87]

1988

15 October 1988*, 1791-K [3.4; 4] – KGB report (Kryuchkov) to Central Committee. The newly created political club “Moscow Tribune” (6 pp).  (Document was kindly provided by the Andrei Sakharov archive.) [R 15 Oct 88, 1791-K] TBT

16 November 1988*, 1979-K [3.4; 4] – KGB report (Kryuchkov) to Central Committee. The provocative actions at the conference arranged by the All-Union “Memorial” society (5 pp). [R 16 Nov 88, 1979-K] TBT

1989

14 November 1989*, 2292-K/OV [3.4; 4] – KGB memo (Kryuchkov) to Central Committee. SAKHAROV’s influence on the striking miners in Vorkuta; an analysis of his state of mind and his promises to the miners to provide them with high-quality lawyers (2 pp). [R 14 Nov 89, 2292-K-OV]

4 December 1989, 2451-K/OV [3.4; 4] – KGB (Kryuchkov) to Central Committee. An appeal for a pre-emptive nationwide labour strike has been issued by certain members of the People’s Congress of Soviet Deputies (3 pp). (This document was kindly provided by the Andrei Sakharov archive.) [R 4 Dec 89, 3 pp – 2451-K-OV]

8 December 1989 *, 2482-K/ov [3.4; 4] – KGB about ANDREI SAKHAROV’s political activities (4 pp). [R 8 Dec 89, 2482-K-OV] tbt

8 December 1989, 2483-K/ov [3.4; 4] – KGB (Kryuchkov) to Central Committee. The spread of an appeal for a strike throughout the USSR (2 pp). [R 8 Dec 89, 2483-K-OV]

18 December 1989**, 2551-K [3.4; 4] – KGB to Secretariat. Arrangements and KGB actions related to ANDREI SAKHAROV’s death and funeral (2 pp). [R 18 Dec 89, 2551-K]

20 December 1989**, 2568-K [3.4; 4] – KGB on ANDREI SAKHAROV’s funeral (3 pp). [R 20 Dec 89, 3 pp – 2568-K]

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