8 CPSU AND PEACE PROPAGANDA

1950s & 1960s

23 October 1956*, Pb 48/6 [8] – Politburo. Financial aid to France-Soviet Friendship Society (2 pp). [R 23 October 1956, Pb 48/6] tbt

6 September 1957, St 48/190, [8] – Secretariat. Reorganization of VOKS, the All-Union Society for Cultural Relations with other countries (39 pp). [R 6 September 57, St 48/190]

24 February 1958 (no number) [8] – Telegram to the Soviet ambassador in Finland. Pay 200,000 marks to support Finland-Soviet Friendship Society (7 pp). [R 24 February 1958]

14 August 1959*, K-33/25 [8] – Secretariat. Report from USSR Ministry of Culture. Assistance to the Anglo-Soviet Friendship Society (3 pp). [R 14 August 1959, K-33-25] tbt

9 January 1962, St 9/53 [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]

14 July 1962, St 32/70 [8] – Secretariat. Training of 50-100 teachers of Russian language for Yugoslavia (4 pp). [R 14 July 1962, St 32-70]

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1970s

30 March 1970 (no number) [8] – Helping students from Pakistan to celebrate the centenary of LENIN’s birth (13 pp). [R 30 March 1970, 25-S-454]

1976

23 March 1976, No 235 [8] – 1975 report of the World Peace Council (11 pp). [R 21 March 1976, No 235]

20 April 1976, No 14 [8] – Logistics for Moscow meeting of the World Peace Council (2 pp). [R 20 April 1976, No 14]

21 May 1976, St 9/4 [8] – Secretariat. The Soviet campaign for disarmament within the USSR during 1976 (6 pp). [R 21 May 1976, St 9-4]

1 June 1976, St 10/4 [3.3; 8] – Secretariat. Setting up an official body within  the USSR to monitor its observance of the Helsinki agreements. [R 1 June 1976, St 10-4]

8 June 1976*, St 11/7 [8] – Secretariat. Double financial aid to Scandinavian “USSR friendship” societies (2 pp). [R 8 June 1976, St 11-7] tbt

8 July 1976, St 11/5 [8] – Secretariat. Information to Communist Parties about Soviet campaign for disarmament (6 pp). [R 8 July 1976, St 11-5]

20 July 1976, St 17/10 [8] – Secretariat. Financial aid to “Japan-USSR” Society. [R 20 July 1976,  St 17-10]

31 August 1976, St 23/10 [8] – Secretariat. About participation of Soviet journalists in the conference of the “International Organisation of Journalists” in Finland (4 pp). [R 31 August 1976, St 23-10]

1978

26 September 1978, St 126/8 [8] – Secretariat. Financial aid to the World Peace Council (8 pp). [R 26 September 1978, St 126-8]

1979

6 February 1979, St 145/6 [8] – Secretariat. Relations of Soviet grassroots organizations with those in capitalist and Third World countries – plan for 1979 (2 pp). [R 6 February 1979, St 145-6]

20 March 1979, St 151/24 [8] – Secretariat. Payment for the travel expenses of  activists from progressive expatriate organizations who are invited to USSR (9 pp). [R 20 March 1979, St 151-24]

28 May 1979, St 160/54 [8] – Secretariat. Financial aid to the World Federation of Democratic Youth. [R 28 May 1979, St 160-54]

5 July 1979, St 166/31 [8] – Secretariat. Participation in the international “Solidarity with Nicaragua” conference in Venezuela (17 pp). [R 5 July 1979, St 166-31]

7 August 1979, St 170/65 [8] – Secretariat. Financial aid to the Peace Committee of Greece (3 pp). [R 7 August 1979, St 170-65]

14 August 1979, St 171/5 [8] – Secretariat. Preparations for the International Conference “A Happy Future for all Children” in Moscow (22 pp). [R 14 August 1979, St 171-5]

12 September 1979, St 176/1 [8] – Secretariat. Participation of the Soviet delegation in session of the World Peace Council in Panama (8 pp). [R 12 September 1979, St 176-1]

22 October 1979, St 181/70 [8] – Secretariat. Decision to send Soviet delegation to the European Forum for “disarmament and peace” (2 pp). [R 22 October 1979, St 181/70]

20 November 1979, St 185/6 [8] – Secretariat. Logistics and organization of the All-Union Peace conference. [R 20 November 1979, St 185-6]

21 November 1979, St 186/12 [8] – Secretariat. For Soviet Peace Committee, transportation for 400 foreign delegates. [R 21 November 1979, St 186-12]

1980

January to June

15 January 1980, St 246/22 [8] – Secretariat. Soviet Committee of Solidarity with Asia and Africa – transportation for 500 foreign delegates (7 pp). [R 15 January 1980, St 246/22]

22 January 1980, St 194/5 [8] – Secretariat. 1980-81 plan for cooperation of Soviet organizations with capitalist and Third World countries (3 pp). [R 22 January 1980, St 194/5]

22 January 1980, St 194/6 [8] – Secretariat. About 1980-81 plan for cultural cooperation of Soviet organizations with capitalist and Third World countries. [R 22 January 1980, St 194-6]

1 April 1980, St 204/13 [8] – Secretariat. Soviet Pugwash Committee seeks permission for the payment of dues. [R 1 April 1980, St 204/13]

8 April 1980, St 205/10 [8] – Secretariat. The reception in the USSR of delegates from the French “Youth for Peace” committee (6 pp). [R 8 April 1980, St 205/10]

8 April 1980, St 205/13 [8] – Secretariat. Soviet Peace Committee requests  permission to renovate its building, at a cost of 700,000 roubles. [R 8 April 1980, St 205-13]

10 April 1980, St 206/32 [8] – Secretariat. Invitation to leaders of progressive expatriate organizations to take vacations and enjoy medical treatment in the USSR (2 pp). [R 10 April 1980, St 206/32]

15 April 1980, St 206/15 [8] – Secretariat. Further anti-NATO activities, opposing the  deployment and installation of new American missiles in Western Europe (4 pp). [R 15 April 1980, St 206-15]

15 April 1980, St 206/19 [8] – Secretariat. Response of Soviet medical professionals to the letter from American scientists and the authors of the “Danger – Nuclear War!” memorandum (18 pp). [R 15 April 1980, St 206-19]

23 May 1980, St 212/57 [8] – Secretariat. Soviet participation in the international conference for Peace and Disarmament in Finland. [R 23 May 1980, St 212/57]

26 May 1980, St 212/68 [8] – Secretariat. Assistance to All-Indian Peace organization (5 pp). [R 26 May 1980, St 212/68]

9 June 1980*, St 214/74 [1.1; 8] – Secretariat. Preparations for a meeting of central committee secretaries with responsibility for international affairs in the fraternal parties of socialist countries. Discussion of international peace movement (12 pp). [R 9 June 1980, St 214-74]

July to December

8 July 1980, St 218/8 [8] – Secretariat. Supervision of relations between twinned Soviet and capitalist cities – first draft (40 pp); see also 14 July 1980, St 219/96. [R 8 July 1980, St 218/8]

11 July 1980*, St 219/59 [8] – Secretariat. Financial assistance to enable women from Asia and Africa to take part in the Forum of Non-Governmental Organisations, Copenhagen (5 pp). [R 11 July 1980, St 219/59]

14 July 1980, St 219/96 [8] – Secretariat. Supervision of relations between twinned Soviet and capitalist cities. Final version (9 pp); see also 8 July 1980, St 218/8. [R 14 July 1980, St 219/96]

28 July 1980, St 221/35 [8] – Secretariat. About sending a Delegation from USSR Peace Committee to Japan to participate in the International Conference for Nuclear Disarmament (15 pp). [R 28 July 1980, St 221/35]

11 August 1980, St 223/53 [8] – Secretariat. Financial assistance to the World Peace Parliament to be held in Sofia, 23-27 September 1980 (11 pp). [R 11 August 1980, St 223-53]

29 August 1980, St 226/45 [8] – Secretariat. Create a Dagestan branch of the Soviet society for cultural exchange with expatriate organizations (7 pp). [R 29 August 1980, St 226/45]

2 September 1980*, St 226/4 [8] – Secretariat. Response to a Belgian initiative for nuclear disarmament and safety of non-nuclear countries (9 pp). [R 2 September 1980, St 226/4]

15 September 1980, St 228/44 [8] – Secretariat. Reception of delegates who participated in the World Peace Parliament in Sofia (5 pp). [R 15 September 1980, St 228/44]

24 September 1980, St 233/11 [8] – Secretariat. Order to pay travel expenses of foreign journalists (5 pp). [R 24 September 1980, St 233/11]

4 October 1980, St 231/26, [8] – Secretariat. Financial aid to the Spanish-Soviet Friendship Society. [R 4 October 1980, St 231-26]

26 October 1980, St 289/21 [8] – Secretariat. Actions of the Soviet Committee of War Veterans and the Soviet Peace Fund. [R 26 October 1980, St 289/21]

14 November 1980*, St 237/54 [8] – Secretariat. Participation of GEORGY ARBATOV in Palme Commission for Peace and Disarmament [1981-1982]. The file contains several documents. One approves Arbatov’s membership of the new Commission. The others concern his reports from the first, second and eighth meeting of the Commission in December 1980, February 1981 and December 1981 (24 pp). [R 14 November 1980, St 237/54] tbt

17 November 1980*, St 237/76 [8] – Secretariat. Belgium, the Netherlands and the DE SMAEL initiative for increasing safety of non-nuclear countries. Directions to Soviet ambassadors on exploiting this initiative (10 pp). [R 17 November 1980, St 237-76] tbt

18 November 1980*, St 237/101 [8] – Secretariat. Growth in the international peace movement as a result of World Parliament activities (9 pp). [R 18 November 1980, St 237/101]

26 November 1980, St 239/21 [8] – Secretariat. Soviet Committee of War Veterans – allocate 14,000 roubles for gifts to foreign guests (12 pp). [R 26 November 1980, St 239/21]

8 December 1980, St 240/70 [8] – Secretariat. Holding a meeting in Moscow for the representatives of peace movement from socialist countries (5 pp). [R 8 December 1980, St 240/70]

10 December 1980, St 241/14 [8] – Secretariat. Approval for Soviet participation in the Palme Commission for peace and disarmament (6 pp). [R 10 December 1980, St 241/14]

12 December 1980*, St 241/54 [8] – Secretariat. Approval for ZAMYATIN’s business trip to Finland, to make a presentation at the “Paasikivi Society” (3 pp). [R 12 December 1980, St 241/54]

31 December 1980, No 0159 [8] – ARBATOV reports on first and second Palme Commission meetings: in Vienna, 13-15 December 1980; and in Tokyo, 9-13 Feb. 1981 (18 pp). [R 31 December 1980, No 0159]

1981

6 January 1981*, St 244/11 [8] – Secretariat. About participation of Soviet delegation in the International Youth Peace Forum in Helsinki; file includes 2 February report  on the results (18 pp). [R 6 January 1981, St 244-11]

13 January 1981, St 245/7 [8] – Secretariat. A plan for cultural exchanges with capitalist and Third World countries (14 pp). [R 13 January 1981, St 245-7]

13 January 1981*, St 245/14 [8] – Secretariat. Agreement of the Central Committee to preparations to take part in the Soviet-American conference “Medics against Nuclear War” in Washington D.C. (9 pp). [R 13 January 1981, St 245-14]

15 January 1981, St 246/22 [8] – Secretariat. Soviet Committee of Solidarity with Asia and Africa requests support in transportation of foreign guests (7 pp). [R 15 January 1981, St 246-22]

19 January 1981, St 246/81 [8] – Secretariat. About Soviet participation in the forthcoming session of the World Peace Council in Madagascar (13 pp). [R 19 January 1981, St 246-81]

27 January 1981, St 247/15, [8] – Secretariat. Soviet Committee for Solidarity with Asia and Africa requests help in transport for its foreign guests (11 pp). [R 27 January 1981, St 247-15]

3 February 1981, St 248/62 [8] – Secretariat. Approval of GEORGY ARBATOV’s participation in the Palme Commission for peace and disarmament (4 pp). [R 3 February 1981, St 248-62]

17 February 1981, St 250/71, [8] – Secretariat. Soviet participation in the session of the Organization for Solidarity with Asia and Africa (8 pp). [R 17 February 1981, St 250-71]

17 February 1981, St 250/69 [8] – Secretariat. Use of Aeroflot to transport foreign representatives to events held by the International Democratic Federation of Women, as requested by the Soviet Women’s Committee (7 pp). [R 17 February 1981, St 250-69]

24 February 1981, St 251/100 [8] – Secretariat. Paying for the travel expenses for the foreign quests invited to the USSR by various Soviet cultural organizations (7 pp). [R 24 February 1981, St 251-100]

20 May 1981, St 184/68 [8] – Secretariat. About approval to send abroad the tourists’ groups consisting of members of several Soviet organizations dedicated to “Friendship and Cultural Exchange with Foreign Counties”. (… “this type of tourism is the most effective as a form of propaganda…”) [R not available online]

1 June 1981, St 244/7 [8] – Secretariat. 1981-1982 plan for cultural exchanges with different foreign countries. [R not available online]