5. THE CPSU AND THE COMMUNIST WORLD

1960s

20 July 1961 (no number) [5] – Secretariat. Financial assistance to the daughter of Comrade FOSTER, US Communist Party (2pp). [R 20 July 1961]

9 January 1962, St 9/53 [5; 8] – Secretariat. Approve grant of 100,000 kronas to the Sweden-Soviet Friendship Society, as per request of the Swedish Communist Party (4 pp). [R 9 January 1962, St 9-53]

1966-1969

2 June 1966, Рb 8 [5] – Politburo decision. Financial assistance to Communist Parties and movements: Bolivia, $30,000; Paraguay, $30,000; Madagascar, $8,000; Sudan, £10,000; and Sierra Leone, £500 (2 pp). [R 2 June 1966, Pb -8]

4 March 1968, Pb 73 [5] – Politburo decision. Financial assistance (in US $) to Communist Parties and movements: Spain, 120,000; Denmark, 90,000; Guatemala, 65,000; Lebanon, 55,000; Kenya, 50,000; Angola, 25,000; Nigeria, 45,000; and Sierra Leone, £15,000 (5 pp). [R 4 March 1968, Pb -75]

8 January 1969*, Pb 111/162 [5] – Politburo decision. Set up an “International Fund to aid Left-wing, Workers’ Organizations”. Fund total, $16.5 million; Soviet contribution, $14 million (4 pp). [R 8 January 1969, Pb 111-162]

27 May 1969*, 231-Z [5 ; 6] – KGB report (Zakharov). Transfer to the Stasi (GDR secret police) copies of 1930s and wartime documents linking FRG Chancellor KIESINGER to the Nazis. [R 27 May 1969 – 231-Z]

6 August 1969, St 73/81 [5] – Secretariat. Provide hard currency to support Jordanian Communist Party (4 pp). [R 6 August 1969, St 73-81]

1970s

21 May 1970, St 99/41 [1.2; 5] – Secretariat. Financial aid to bookstore selling Soviet publications, as requested by secretary general of Canadian Communist Party (6 pp). [R 21 May 1970, St 99-41]

3 August 1970, Pb 171/23 [5; 7.1] – Politburo decision. Organization of training in clandestine radio communications  for Italian Communist Party (2 pp). [R 3 August 1970, Pb 171-25]

3 October 1970, St 127/9 [5] – Secretariat. Request for financial assistance to the Socialist Party of Australia and the “New Books and Records” firm. [R 3 October 1970 – St 127-9]

31 December 1970, 3568-A [5] – KGB to Secretariat. About increased campaign against Finnish Communist Party (2 pp). [R 31 December 1970, 3568-A]

13 May 1971, St 163 [1.2; 5] – Secretariat. Aid bookstore selling Soviet publications (Du monde entier) as requested by secretary general of the Belgian Communist Party (6 pp). [R 13 May 1971, St 163]

4 July 1974, St 131/17 [5] – Secretariat. Request of Iraqi Communist to exchange currency (2 pp). [R 4 July 1974, St 131-17]

18 December 1975, Pb 198/93 [3.2; 5; 7.1] – Politburo to French Communist Party (PCF). About dissidents, human rights and the criminal investigation of LEONID PLYUSHCH (9 pp). [R 18 December 1975, Pb 198-93]

29 December 1975*, 3213-A [3.2; 5] – KGB report. ANDROPOV on the attitude of the French and Italian Communist Parties toward human rights issues. Includes information on conviction of dissenters since 1958 (5 pp). [R 29 December 1975, 3213-A]

1976

21 January 1976, No 43 [5] – Letter from Soviet embassy in Switzerland. Concerning a written protest by a young Greek Communist about the French Communist Party’s declaration concerning violations of human rights in the USSR (5 pp). [R 21 January 1976,  No 43]

16 February 1976, 394-A [3.2; 5] – KGB report. Attempts by “anti-Soviet elements” (national, religious and political dissenters) to influence Communist Parties in capitalist countries (3 pp). [R 16 February 1976, 394-A]

21 April 1976, 25-S-1149 [5] – International Department. Financial assistance to Young Communists of Greece (2 pp). [R 21 April 1976, 25-S-1149]

29 August 1976*, Pb 24/25 [3.2; 5] – Politburo. Letter to PCI leader ENRICO BERLINGUER from Central Committee about BUKOVSKY (4 pp). [R 29 August 1976, St 22-15] tbt

30 November 1976, St 34/91 [5] – Secretariat. A request from the Progressive Party of Cyprus (AKEL) to exchange roubles for dollars (4 pp). [R 30 November 1976, St 34-91]

1977

22 February 1977, St 45/8 [3.2; 5] – Secretariat. Draft of a lengthy letter (22 pp) to PCF (French Communist Party). The final version was confirmed a month later (see 15 March 1977, P49/XV.) [R 22 February 1977, St 45-8]

15 March 1977*, Pb 49/XV [3.2; 5] – Politburo. Final version of the letter to leaders of the French Communist Party (for draft see above, 22 February, St 45/8). (23 pp). [R 15 March 1977, Pb 49-XV]

7 April 1977, No 99/3 [5; 6] – Soviet Embassy in FRG. Assistance to West German Communist Party and work with Social Democratic Party (6 pp). [R 7 April 1977, No 99/3]

27 September 1977*, St 74/6 [3.2; 5] – Secretariat. Measures to stop anti-Soviet campaign in Italy (13 pp). [R 27 September 1977, 14 pp – St 4407]

1978-1979

30 May 1978, St 109/13 [3.2; 5] – Secretariat. Reply to letter from Belgian Communist Party, explaining why YURY ORLOV must stand trial (10 pp). [R 30 May 1978, St 109-13]

5 October 1979 *, St 179/32  [5] – Secretariat. A visit to the Soviet Union by Giovanni Cervetti, one of the leaders of the Italian Communist Party (PCI), during which financial matters were discussed (3 pp). [R 5 October 1979, St 179-32]

15 November 1979, St 185/15 [5] – Secretariat. Soviet awards to citizens of the GDR, East Germany (2 pp). [R 15 November 1979, St 185-15]

1980s

1980

17 March 1980, St 202/53 [5] – Secretariat. Plan for contacts between Sandinista National Liberation Front (Nicaragua) and the CPSU (4 pp). [R to be added]

8 May 1980, Pb 195/56 [5] – Secretariat. Instructions to all Soviet ambassadors on how to discredit the pro-imperialist policies of China (8 pp). [R 8 May 1980, Pb 195-56]

20 May 1980, St 211/11 [5] – Secretariat. The need to assist Nicaragua in eliminating illiteracy (3 pp). [R 20 May 1980, St 211-11]

4 June 1980, No 25-S-999 [5] – On holding a meeting about international issues for secretaries of fraternal parties from the socialist countries (10 pp). [R 4 June 1980, No 25-S-999]

9 June 1980, St 214/73 [5] – Secretariat. Satisfy the request of Iranian Communist Party for payment of expenses related to travel to USSR (4 pp). [R 9 June 1980, St 214-73]

12 June 1980, St 215/36 [5] – Secretariat. About 19th conference of National Committees of socialist countries to be held in Moscow concerning UNESCO activities (10 pp). [R 12 June 1980, St 215/36]

25 July 1980, St 221/32 [5] – Secretariat. Assistance to young communist organizations in Latin America (6 pp). [R 25 July 1980, St 221-32]

6 August 1980, St 223/6 [5] – Secretariat. satisfy the request from Iranian Communist Party for money exchange, 50,000 roubles (3 pp). [R 6 August 1980, St 223-6]

20 August 1980, St 225/6 [5] – Secretariat. To pay travel expenses of Iranian People’s Party members during a visit to the USSR. [R 20 August 1980 – St 225-6]

26 August 1980, St 225/84 [5] – Secretariat. Financial assistance to Comex and Interagra, French firms run by the “Friends” (2 pp). [R 26 August 1980, St 225/84]

2 September 1980, St 226/3 [1.2; 5] – Actions to improve influence over Italian Communist Party  (12 pp). [R 2 September 1980, St 226/3]

10 October 1980, St 232/53 [5] – Secretariat. Request from Indian Communist Party for money exchange. [R 10 October 1980, St 232/53]

17 October 1980*, St 233/39 [5] – Delegation to the funeral of LUIGI LONGO, former Italian Communist Party leader (4 pp). [R 17 October 1980, St 233/39] tbt

1 December 1980*, St 240/37 [5; 9.4] –Secretariat of the Central Committee. An answer to the leaders of Italian Communist Party (PCI) about the situation in Poland (2 pp). [R 1 December 1980, St 240/37] tbt

12 December 1980 (no number) [5] – Help with various types of equipment (not identified) for Mozambique. [R 12 December 1980 (2555)]

12 December 1980**, St 241/41 [5; 7.2] – Soviet military delegation to Syria. Discussions about use of Syrian ports by Soviet navy, landing of Soviet spy planes at Syrian airports, and stationing of aviation and artillery units there (12 pp).  [R 12 December 1980, St 241/41]

16 December 1980, St 241/99 [5] – Secretariat. Financial assistance to German firm Magra Gmbh owned by PCF, French Communist Party (11 pp). [R 16 December 1980, St 241-99]

18 December 1980, St 242/18 [5] – Secretariat. One vehicle to Cuba for Communist Party of El Salvador and two to Nicaragua (2 pp). [R 18 December 1980, St 242-18]

23 December 1980, St 242/76 [1.3; 5] – Secretariat. Request of Socialist Party of Australia to write off the debt (2,574,000 hard-currency roubles) incurred in renting Soviet ships (4 pp). [R 23 December 1980, St 242-76]

29 December 1980*, Pb 230/34 [5; 7.1; 7.2; 7.3; 7.4] – 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]

1981-1983

13 January 1981, St 245/13 [5] – Secretariat. Instructions to the Soviet ambassador in Nicaragua (4 pp). [R 13 January 1981, St 245-13]

16 January 1981*, St 246/49 [1.1; 5] – Secretariat. Request by leadership of the French Communist Party for letter of support from the Soviet intelligentsia (4 pp).  [R 16 January 1981, St 246-49] tbt

4 February 1981**, St 249/12 [5; 7.4] – Secretariat. About a visit to Cuba by specialists from the USSR Ministry of Defence. The group is to be led by N. V. OGARKOV, Chief of the General Staff (21 pp).  [R 4 February 1981, St 249-12]

13 December 1981*, Pb 40/26 [5; 9.4] – Politburo decision. Information about Poland after introduction of martial law to be sent to the leaders of Socialist countries (3 pp). [R 13 dec 81, pb 40-26]

5 January 1982**, St 44/7 [1.2; 5; 9.1] – Secretariat. A request from the CP USA leadership for part of the debt incurred in distributing Soviet books to be written off. [R 5 January 1982 – St 44-7]

7 March 1982 [DY 30-JIV] [5; 9.4] – GDR archives. Information to the leaders of Socialist countries during an official visit of Polish government delegation and JARUZELSKI to Moscow (9 pp). Document provided by Tomasz Mianowicz; source, GDR archives [R 7 March 1982, [DY 30-JIV]]

18 January 1983*, Pb 94/52 [5] – Politburo. Meet request of Italian Communist Party for transfer of money from sale of oil; $4 million for 600,000 tons to be transferred in 3-4 months. [R 18 January 1983, Pb 94-52]

29 April 1983, No. 797 [5] – Council of Ministers. Provide linotype matrices and equipment for Communist Party of India. [R 29 April 1983, No 797]

1986-1989

15 September 1986* (no number) [7.1] – Letter to Central Committee from SEAN GARLAND, General Secretary of The Workers Party (Ireland). Document in English (7 pp). [R 15 Sep 86, (Eng)]

30 November 1987*, Pb 95/21 [5] – Politburo decision. Soviet contribution to the “International Fund to aid Left-wing and Labour Organizations” will henceforth be paid in hard-currency roubles due to dollar inflation (6 pp). [R 30 Nov 87, Pb 95-21]

10 December 1987, 18-S-3416 [5; 7.4] – International Department to Central Committee. Proposed reception and discussions with Lebanese party leaders, WALID JUMBLATT and GEORGE HAWI (3 pp). [R 10 Dec 87, 3 pp – 18-S-3416]

22 June 1988, St-86/235 [5] – Transfer of archives of the Greek Communist Party (weight about 5 tons) from Ivanovo, USSR, to Bulgaria (2 pp). [R 22 Jun 88, St 56-235]

24 December 1988, No 578 [1.2; 5] – Secretariat: Supplies of newsprint for communist parties abroad (2 pp). [R 24 Dec 88, No 578]

28 December 1988*, Pb 144/129 [5] – Politburo decision. 1989 Soviet contribution to the “International Fund to aid Left-wing and Workers’ Organizations” will be 13.5 million hard-currency roubles (4 pp). [R 28 Dec 88, Pb 144-129] and 28 Dec 1988, Falin]

22 July 1989, No 1251 [5] – Council of Ministers. Cars, trucks, gasoline, etc. for the Sandinista Front in Nicaragua (2 pp). [R 22 Jul 89, No 1251]

5 December 1989* (no number) [5] – Politburo. Soviet contribution in 1990 to the “International Fund to aid Left-wing and Workers’ Organizations“: total $22 million, all from CPSU (4 pp). [R 28 Dec 88, Pb 144-129]

1990-1991

21 July 1990**, No 0747 [5; 9.1] – Politburo. Suppression of American broadcasts to Cuba – request for equipment to hamper and block the transmissions (2 pp). [R 21 Jul 90, No 0747]

19 October 1990 [5] – Exchange of delegations with Yemen Socialist Party and acceptance of Yemen delegation for vacations in the USSR. [R 19 Oct 90]

28 September 1990*, 06/2-439 [4; 5] – Central Committee. Problems arising from the sequestration of the East German Party archives by the FRG authorities; the response of the CPSU (7 pp). [R 28 Sep 90, No 06-2-439]

6 November 1990, St-10/1 [1.1; 5] – Secretariat. Subsidies for Moscow-based correspondents from party newspapers in capitalist and developing countries; Red Cross objections (4 pp). [R 6 Nov 90, St 10-1]

5 January 1991, St 244/50 [1.3, 5] – Secretariat. The opening of offices for commercial firms in Moscow (2 pp). [R 5 January 1981, St 244-50]

15 January 1991, 06-S-28 [5] – Assistance to Iranian Communist Party and about meeting of CPSU leaders with leaders of Latin American Communist and leftist parties; about reception in the USSR of leadership of the French Communist Party. [R 15 Jan 91, 06-S-28]

17 January 1991, No 6-S-44 [5] – Visit to Kremlin of French Communist Party leaders. [R 17 Jan 91 – No 6-S-44]

16 July 1991, St-34/18 [5] – Secretariat. Visit to USSR by representatives of Communist and left-wing parties from Latin America. [R 17 Jul 91, St 34-18]

24 July 1991 (no number) [4; 5] – Secretariat. Payment of debts owed by a firm belonging to the Finnish Communist Party (5 pp). [R 18 Jul 91, St 70-5]

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