9.1 SOVIET FOREIGN POLICY AND THE USA

1950s

15 August 1956**, St 19/2 [1.2; 9.1] – Secretariat. Draft letter to Party organizations throughout the USSR concerning the distribution in Soviet Union of the Russian-language magazine Amerika produced by the US State Department (6 pp). [R 15 August 1956, St 19/2]

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]

20 November 1958, St 191/XIX [9.1] – Secretariat. Letter from BORIS POLEVOI to General Secretary KHRUSHCHEV about Soviet-American relations (17 pp). [R 20 November 1958, St 191-XIX]

27 December 1958, St 89/16 [9.1] – Secretariat. Provocation of American authorities in Berlin against Soviet writer АLEXANDER CHEISHVILI (8 pp). [R 27 December 1958, St 89-16]

1960s

6 October 1960, Pb 162/22 [2.1; 9.1] – Politburo decision. Deportation of American citizen KAMENSKY from the USSR (3 pp). [R 6 October 1960, Pb 162-22]

20 December 1961, Pb 7/18 [1.2; 9.1] – Politburo. About subscription to Midweek, Tuesday supplement to The Worker, newspaper of US Communist Party (6 pp). [R 20 December 1961, Pb 7-18]

1966

8 August 1966** (no number) [1.1; 9.1] – About review in Foreign Affairs (USA) of the 5-volume New directions in the Soviet economy produced by US Congress, and necessary response (8 pp). [R 8 August 1966]

27 August 1966* (no number) [1.2; 9.1] – ABC request for permission to film TV-program about life of one Soviet family. [R 27 August 1966]

5 September 1966, St-11/64 [1.2; 9.1] – Secretariat. Concerning ESTHER SHIELDS, TASS correspondent in New York, (4 pp). [R 5 September 1966, St 11-64]

9 September 1966** (no number) [1.1; 9.1] – Secretariat. About increased anti-Soviet propaganda in USA and Latin America (9 pp). [R 9 September 1966]

23 September 1966 (no number) [2.1; 9.1] – KGB memorandum. Detention of American citizen (DOWSON) (3 pp). [R 23 September 1966]

25 October 1966, St-13/259 [1.2; 9.1] – Secretariat. Concerning Moscow correspondent of The Worker (GARRY ?YARNS), newspaper of the Communist Party of USA (2 pp). [R 25 October 1966, St 13-259]

6 March 1967* (no number) [1.2; 9.1] – About permission to US television to broadcast Soviet TV-film about Vietnam. [R 6 March 1967]

17 November 1967, (no number) [9.1] – memorandum by ANDROPOV (KGB) and GROMYKO (Foreign Ministry). About four deserting seamen from a Soviet ship (9 pp). [R 17 November 1967,  2802-A]

15 April 1968, St 50/148 [1.2; 9.1] – Secretariat. Cancelling the debts of US firms linked to CP USA that distribute Soviet publications (17 pp).  [R 15 April 1968, St 50-148]

25 December 1968, St 64/52 [1.2; 9.1] – Secretariat. Replace present Moscow correspondent of The Daily World, newspaper of the US Communist Party (CPUSA), with more reliable MIKE DAVIDOW (4 pp). [R 25 December 1968, St 64-52]

1 October 1969*, 25-S-1765 [1.3; 9.1] – Honorary Doctorate in History for JAMES JACKSON, CP USA member, from Soviet university. Includes original handwritten request from GUS HALL (3 pp). [R 1 October 1969, 25-S-1765] tbt

1970s

6 January 1970, St 87/8 [1.2; 9.1] – Secretariat. A new TASS Ukrainian radio broadcast centre in New York (4 pp). [R 6 January 1970, St 87-8]

28 April 1970*, 1128-A [9.1] – KGB to Central Committee. Soviet support for “Black Panthers”, both in USA and through contacts in African countries (2 pp). [R 28 April 1970 – 1128-A]

23 December 1970, 3484-A [9.1] – KGB to Secretariat. US-British Summit on Sino-Soviet influence in the Indian Ocean region and South Asia (3 pp). [R 23 December 1970, 3484-A]

27 January 1972*, St 28/11 [1.2; 9.1] – Secretariat. New bureaux in New York and Lima (Peru) for the Soviet weekly magazine New Times (5 pp). [R 27 January 1972, St 28-11] (The new KGB bureau chief in New York is IONA ANDRONOV) tbt

31 August 1973, 2091-A [3.2; 9.1] – KGB memo to Central Committee. Translation and analysis of a CIA memo about Radio Liberty, requested by Senator FULBRIGHT. It  concludes that role of “samizdat” is over-estimated. (The CIA memo is not attached.) [R 31 August 1973, 2091-A]

31 December 1975*, 3240-A [7.2; 9.1] – KGB report. Shipments to the USSR of American weapons captured in Vietnam. [R 31 December 1975, 3240-A] tbt

13 March 1976, 577-A [2.2; 9.1] – KGB. The reaction of US embassy to speeches by leaders of European Communist Parties at the CPSU 25th Congress (4 pp). [R 13 March 1976, 577-A]

21 July 1976, 1032-A [2.2; 9.1] – KGB to Secretariat. About American propaganda in the USSR, from the point of view of US embassy (5 pp). [R 21 July 1976, 1032-A]

18 February 1977, Pb 46/X [3.2; 9.1] – Instructions to the Soviet ambassador to USA for discussion with CYRUS VANCE about human rights (7 pp). [R 18 February 1977, Pb 46-X]

18 February 1977, 330-A [3.2; 3.4; 9.1] – KGB to Central Committee about the measures it has taken against American anti-Soviet activities in dissident and nationalist circles. US embassy staff keep close contacts with dissidents and often meet with them (ZVIAD GAMSAKHURDIA, YURY ORLOV, ANDREI SAKHAROV). KGB suggests that the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs issue a formal protest (3 pp). [R  18 February 1977,  330-A]

24 March 1977*, Pb 50/71 [3.2; 9.1] – Politburo. Measures to “stop activities of the US special services in the anti-Soviet campaign” about human rights (4 pp). [R 24 March 1977, Pb 50-71]

29 March 1977*, 647-A [3.2; 9.1] – KGB memorandum. Reactions of US embassy  and foreign press corps to measures taken by Soviet authorities against “dissidents”. (3 pp). [R 29 March 1977, 647-A]

8 June 1978, Pb 107/ III [9.4] – Politburo. Some aspects of international politics concerning the United Nations, USA, etc (7 pp). [R 8 June 1978, Pb 107-III]

3 April 1979, St 153/13 [3.2; 9.1] – Central Committee. About the “SOS group”, scientists in defence of YURY ORLOV and ANATOLY SHCHARANSKY (17 pp). [R 3 April 1979, St 153-13]

28 June 1979, St 165/1 [9.1] – Secretariat. Activities related to the visit of the US Senate Majority leader, ROBERT C. BYRD (Democrat, West Virginia) (4 pp). [R 28 June 1979, 165-1]

24 August 1979*, St 173/44 [9.1] – Secretariat. Activities related to visit of US Senator JOE BIDEN, Democrat, Delaware (4 pp). [R 24 August 1979, St 173-49] tbt

1 November 1979*, Pb 172/113 [9.1; 9.3] – Politburo. Response to US Department of Justice concerning potential terrorism and drug distribution during Olympic Games in Moscow – refusal to cooperate. Excerpt (4 pp). [R 1 November 1979, Pb 172-113]

29 December 1979, Pb 177/220 [9.1; 9.2] – Politburo. Response to CARTER memorandum on Afghanistan over hotline (5 pp). [R 29 December 1979, Pb 177-220]

1980s

1980

5 February 1980, St 196/10 [1.3; 9.1] – Secretariat. The decrease in cultural exchanges with the USA (10 pp). [R 5 February 1980, St 196/10]

7 February 1980, St 197/15 [1.2; 9.1] – Secretariat. On changes in Soviet radio broadcasts to the USA from Cuba (5 pp). [R 7 February 1980, St 197/15]

13 March 1980, Pb 187/55 [1.1; 9.1] – Politburo decision. Activities to organize international opposition to US policies in the Persian Gulf (6 pp). [R 13 March 1980, Pb 187/55]

18 March 1980, St 202/12 [9.1] – Secretariat. Response to US Congresswoman PATRICIA SCHROEDER (Colorado), Democrat (4 pp). [R 18 March 1980, St 202/12]

3 April 1980, St 205/31 [1.2; 9.1; 9.3] – Secretariat. Assistance to an American film studio to make a documentary series about Soviet culture in relation to Olympic Games. [R 3 April 1980, St 205/31]

5 April 1980, Pb 191/8 [9.1] – Politburo decision. Action against the increased US military presence in Middle East (14 pp). [R 5 April 1980, Pb 191/8]

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]

2 October 1980, Pb 217/57 [9.1] – Politburo decision. Measures to obstruct improved US-China relations (8 pp). [R 2 October 1980, Pb 217/57]

5 December 1980**, St 240/43 [1.2; 9.1] – Secretariat. Requests from Cuba and Grenada to enable radio transmissions to the USA (17 pp).  [R 5 December 1980, St 240-43]

1982-1989

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]

14 July 1983** (no number) [3.3; 9.1] – Letter from US congressmen (376 signatures) concerning emigration of 2,000 Soviet Jews and response outlined by International Department (20 pp). [R 14 July 1983]

31 July 1986*, 1503-Ch [3.3; 9.1] – KGB report (Chebrikov). Proposed measures against “US anti-Soviet campaign related to human rights” and the corresponding Central Committee Resolution (4 pp).  [R 31 Jul 86,  1503-Ch]

22 October 1986* (Pb) [4; 9.1] – Politburo. Expulsion of Soviet diplomats from USA and planned Soviet retaliation (5 pp).  [R 22 oct 86, Pb]

1990s

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]

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