7.1 NORTH AMERICA AND WESTERN EUROPE

25 October 1957*, St 52/128 [7.1; 9.1] – Secretariat. Central Committee approves KGB request for one-off grant (20,000 roubles) to WILFRED BURCHETT and awards the correspondent of the US newspaper National Guardian a monthly allowance of 3,000 roubles (5 pp). [R 25 October 1957, St 52-128]

8 January 1969*, Pb 111/162 [5; 7.1; 7.2; 7.3; 7.4] – 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]

1970s

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]

05 May 1974*, Pb 136/53 [7.1] – Politburo decision. Provide the Italian Communist Party (PCI) with “special training” for 12 people (4 pp). [R 5 May 1974, Pb 136-53]

8 July 1974, 1853-A [7.1] – KGB memo to the Central Committee. Clandestine transfer of arms to Cyprus (2 pp). (8 July 1974, 1853-A]

14 July 1975, Pb 147/42 [7.1] – KGB request to Politburo. Politburo decision to allocate 37,625 “hard currency” roubles to the KGB (2 pp). [R 14 July 1975, Pb 147-42]

17 January 1979 *, St 143/7 [7.1] – Secretariat. A request from the Italian Communist Party leadership for the “special training” of 15 people (4 pp). [R 17 January 1979, St 143-7]

1980s

1980

14 April 1980**, St 206/67 [7.1] – Secretariat. A request from EZEKIAS PAPAIOANNOU, General Secretary of the Cyprus Progressive Party of Working People [AKEL]. Decision – receive two representatives of the party, LUCAS ANDREAS and TIMOPHEOS KYRIACOS, for a one-month course of “special training” in radio-operating techniques and detection of eavesdropping devices (6 pp).  [R 14 April 1980, St 206/67]

13 May 1980**, St 210/62 [7.1] – Secretariat. Request from the Portuguese Communist Party leadership for purchase of foreign-made “special” equipment (3 pp). [R 13 May 1980, St 210-62]

5 September 1980**, St 227/39 [7.1; 9.1] – Secretariat. A request from Comrade Gus Hall, General Secretary, Communist Party of the USA (CPUSA). “Special training” for Hall’s personal representative (3 pp).  [R 5 September 1980, St 227-39]

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]

1984-1989

20 November 1984* (no number) [7.1] – Memo from the Soviet Ambassador to Great Britain. Record of a discussion with ARTHUR SCARGILL, President of the National Union of Miners. Illegal financial aid to be sent via Switzerland, Poland and Ireland to support the miners’ strike (7 pp). [R 20 Nov 84, No 769] tbt

18 May 1988, St-85/15 [7.1] – Secretariat. A request from the Progressive Party of Working people of Cyprus [AKEL] for “special training”. A request from OZKER OZGUR, General Chairman of the Republican Turkish Party of Cyprus [Secretariat] for “special training” (7 pp). [R 18 May 88, St 85-15]

6 January 1989* (no number) [7.1] – Secretariat. A request from SEAN GARLAND, General Secretary of the Workers’ Party, Republic of Ireland. Memoranda from the Central Committee International Department and the KGB (21 December 1988). Refusal to provide “special training” for 5 people (2pp). [R 6 January 1989]

22 June 1989**, St 102/124 [7.1] – Secretariat. Requests from the leadership of AKEL for “special training” for 2 people, and from the leadership of the Cyprus Progressive Party for “special training” for 2 people and for assistance in obtaining a legal status (5 pp). [R 22 Jun 89, St 102-124]

1990s

1 January 1991**, St 4-5 [7.1] – Secretariat. Political immigration to the USSR (undated and unsigned memo to the Central Committee). As of 1 January 1990 6,643 political immigrants were living in the Soviet Union. [R 1 Jan 91, St 4-5]

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