3.6 THE ABUSE OF PSYCHIATRY FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES

1970s

22 January 1970*, Pb 151-XIII [3.6] – Politburo. KGB proposals, based on Krasnodar experience, to greatly expand use of psychiatric treatment (5 pp). [R 22 January 1970, Pb 151-XIII]

16 March 1971, No 704 [3.6] – SAKHAROV petition to the Minister of Health. His concern for VICTOR FAINBERG and VLADIMIR BORISOV, incarcerated in a psychiatric prison-hospital (6 pp). [R 16 March 1971, No 704]

22 February 1972*, St 31/19 [3.6] – Central Committee decision. The state of psychiatric care in USSR (7 pp). [R 22 February 1972, St 31-19]

14 May 1976, 1109-A [3.6] – KGB memorandum. Arrest of V.A. PRUZHANOVSKY and KGB decision to place him in psychiatric care. [R 14 May 1976, 1109-A]

10 September 1976*, 2066-A [1.1; 3.6] – KGB and Ministry of Health to Central Committee about Western anti-Soviet propaganda against “abuse of psychiatry for political purposes” (18 pp).  [R 10 September 1976, 2066-A]

26 January 1977*, St 41/18 [3.6] – Central Committee Resolution about potential consequences of petition to a US court filed by ALEXANDER YESENIN-VOLPIN (3 pp). [R 26 January 1977, St 42-18]

21 November 1977*, No 3042 [3.6] – Report by the USSR Ministry of Health about results of World Psychiatric Congress in Hawaii (9 pp). [R 21 November 1977, No 3042]

14 April 1978, No 1644 [1.1; 3.6] – Action plan to discredit anti-Soviet propaganda about the “illegal use of psychiatry for political purposes” (12 pp). [R 14 April 1978, No 1644]

1989

15 November 1989, Pb 171/21 [3.6; 4] – Politburo. About improvements in the Soviet laws related to the procedures established for treatment of psychiatric patients (3 pp). [R 15 Nov 89, 3 pp – Pb 171-21]

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