3.5 ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN [1967-1978]

31 July 1967*, 1931-A [3.1; 3.5] – KGB report. Samizdat publication in Obninsk by ZHORES MEDVEDEV of SOLZHENITSYN’s book The First Circle. KGB plans to detain PYOTR YAKIR with copies of this manuscript (3 pp). [R 31 July 1967, 1931-A]

24 July 1970, 2029-A [3.5] – KGB to Secretariat. SOLZHENITSYN’s letter to ALEXANDER TVARDOVSKY, chief editor of Novy mir literary monthly (2 pp). [R 24 July 1970, 2029-A]

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]

28 March 1972, No 58 [3.5] – On SOLZHENITSYN’s letter to PIMEN, Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate). The copy of SOLZHENITSYN’s letter is not attached. [R 28 March 1972, No 58]

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] tbt

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] tbt

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]

7 January 1974* (Pb) – Politburo minutes. What can be done with ALEXANDER SOLZHENITSYN? Russian text first published in Russkaya mysl (Paris), 30 September & 10 October 1993.

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] tbt

7 February 1974* (no number) [3.5] – Letter from ANDROPOV to BREZHNEV about SOLZHENITSYN, suggesting he be deported from USSR to FRG (3 pp). [R No Russian text currently available]

7 February 1974*, 350-A/ov [3.5] – KGB memorandum to Brezhnev. After WILLY BRANDT’s declarations in defence of SOLZHENITSYN, use West German leader to help in the writer’s deportation from the USSR to FRG (2 pp). [R 7 February 1974, 350-A-ov]

9 February 1974*, 388-A [3.5] – KGB report. A repeat of ANDROPOV’s suggestion to BREZHNEV that SOLZHENITSYN be expelled from USSR to FRG (3 pp). [R No Russian text currently available]

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]

10 June 1975, 1437-A [3.5] – KGB report. SOLZHENITSYN’s new anti-Soviet book, The Oak and the Calf, and ways to discredit the author (3 pp). [R 10 June 9175, 1437-A]

4 January 1976, 7-A [3.5] – KGB to Secretariat. The anti-Soviet activities of SOLZHENITSYN abroad (3 pp). [R 4 January 1976, 7-A]

17 February 1976, 403-A [3.5] – KGB memorandum. About the publication of a satire on SOLZHENITSYN in Krokodil magazine. [R 17 February 1976, 403-A]

23 April 1976*, St 6/94 [3.5] – Secretariat. Instructions to the Soviet ambassador in Britain concerning response to BBC television documentary about SOLZHENITSYN (2 pp). [R 23 April 1976, St 5-94] tbt

11 July 1977, Pb 63/31 [3.5] – Politburo decision. Publish in Russian, for a restricted circulation, the book by a Czech journalist T. RZHEVITCH, Spiral of Treason which is critical of SOLZHENITSYN (2 pp). [R 11 July 1977, 1432-Ts]

1 January 1978, (no number) [3.5] – KGB note. A letter of thanks to Czechoslovakia’s Minister of Internal Affairs for help in preparing Spiral of Treason, the book by RZHEVITCH about SOLZHENITSYN, for publication. [R 1 January 1978]

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