9.2 USSR AND AFGHANISTAN

1974

8 January 1974, St 109/31 [9.2] – Secretariat memorandum. To the leaders of Afghan political factions “Parcham”and “Khalq” in the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (3 pp). [R 8 January 1974, St 109-31]

29 May 1974, St 126/29 [9.2] – Secretariat. Request by BABRAK KARMAL (Afghanistan) for medical treatment for his brother’s wife (3 pp). [R 29 May 1974, St 126-29]

26 June 1974, St 129/11 [9.2] – Secretariat. Information to leaders of Afghan Communist groups (Parcham and Khalq) about the results of Daoud’s visit to USSR (6 pp). [R 26 June 1974,  St 129-11]

1978

15 November 1978, St-134/16 [9.2] – Secretariat. Memorandum to the Czechoslovak Communist Party about BABRAK KARMAL, former Afghan ambassador (7 pp). [R 15 November 1978, St 134-16]

1979

7 January 1979*, Pb 137/27 [9.2] – Politburo decision. Expenditure on Soviet troops in Afghanistan (4 pp). [R 7 January 1979, Pb 137-27]

17-18 March 1979* (Pb) [9.2] – Transcript of Politburo meeting (17-19 March) about the worsening situation in Afghanistan (28 pp). [R 17-18 March 1979, Pb]

18 March 1979*, No 242 [9.2] – Transcript of KOSYGIN’s March telephone conversation with MOHAMED TARAKI, Afghan prime minister. 29 June Politburo decision, and report by GROMYKO, ANDROPOV, PONOMARYOV and KOSYGIN (19 pp). [R 18 March 1979, No 242]

20 March 1979*, Pb 486 [9.2] – Politburo. Transcript of BREZHNEV’s conversation with Afghan prime minister TARAKI (8 pp). [R 20 March 1979, Pb 486]

20 March 1979*, Pb 499 [9.2] – Politburo. Transcript of conversation of KOSYGIN, GROMYKO, USTINOV and PONOMARYOV with Afghan prime minister TARAKI (15 pp). [R 20 March 1979, Pb 499]

12 April 1979*, Pb 149/XIV [9.2] – Politburo. The Soviet position in relation to Afghanistan (12 pp). [R 12 April 1979, Pb 149-XIV] tbt

21 April 1979*, Pb 150/93 [9.2] – Politburo decision. Do not to send Soviet helicopter pilots to suppress counter-revolutionary movement in Afghanistan (2 pp). [R 21 April 1979, Pb 150-93]

24 May 1979*, Pb 152/159 [9.2] – Politburo. Additional military assistance to the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (3 pp). [R 24 May 1979, Pb 152-159]

29 June 1979*, Pb 156/IX [9.2] – Politburo. Actions to deal with the worsening situation in Afghanistan; recommendations from Gromyko, Andropov, Ustinov and Ponomaryov; letter to Soviet ambassador in Kabul (11 pp). [R 29 June 1979, Pb 156-IX]

31 October 1979*, Pb 172/108 [9.2] – Politburo. About the situation in Afghanistan, reports from GROMYKO, USTINOV and PONOMARYOV (10 pp). [R 31 October 1979, Pb 172-108]

6 December 1979*, Pb 176/82 [9.2] – Politburo. Decision to dispatch special forces to Afghanistan on recommendation of KGB and Ministry of Defence (2 pp).  [R 6 December 1979, Pb 176-82]

12 December 1979*, Рb 176/125 [9.2] – Politburo. The situation in “A” – the decision to invade Afghanistan – as recorded in two vague documents, 12 and 26 December (2 pp). [R 12 December 1979, No 997]

27 December 1979, Рb 177/151 [9.2] – Politburo. Directives to Soviet ambassadors about correct propaganda concerning Soviet actions in Afghanistan (24 pp). [R 27 December 1979, Pb 177-151]

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]

31 December 1979*, Pb 176/82 [9.2] – Politburo. “About Afghanistan” – GROMYKO and others report on the situation after 27-28 December 1979 (5 pp). [R 31 December 1979, 2519-A]

1980

2 January 1980, Pb 177/239 [9.2] – Politburo decision. Increase size of Soviet Army so as to send more troops to Afghanistan (2 pp). [R 2 January 1980, Pb 177/239]

4 January 1980*, Pb 27 [9.2] – Politburo. Transcript of discussion between GROMYKO and the Afghanistan Minister of Foreign Affairs (13 pp). [R 4 January 1980, Pb 27]

23 January 1980, Pb 180/64 [9.2] – Politburo decision. Logistics for additional drafts of Soviet troops for Afghanistan. [R 23 January 1980, Pb 180/64]

25 January 1980*, Pb 181/2 [9.2] – Politburo decision. About a summit meeting between Afghanistan and Soviet governments (17 pp). [R 25 January 1980, Pb 181/2]

28 January 1980*, Pb 181/34 [9.2] – Politburo decision. Recommendations for protecting Soviet interests worldwide following the invasion of Afghanistan (9 pp). [R 28 January 1980, Pb 181/34]

29 January 1980, St 195/59 [1.2; 9.2] – Secretariat. Technical assistance to Afghanistan in construction of a medium wave radio-station (15 pp). [R 29 January 1980, St 195/59]

1 February 1980*, Pb 182/2 [6; 9.2] – Politburo decision. Informing WILLY BRANDT (FRG) and KALEVI SORSA (Finland) about Soviet views on disarmament and Afghanistan (20 pp). [R 1 February 1980, Pb 182/2]

19 February 1980, St 198/9 [1.2; 9.2] – Secretariat. Assistance to Democratic Republic of Afghanistan to improve mass media (5 pp). [R 19 February 1980, St 198/9]

10 March 1980*, Pb 187/33 [9.2] – Politburo decision. Soviet foreign policy in relation to Afghanistan; a response to FIDEL CASTRO (15 pp).  [R 10 March 1980, Pb 187/33]

8 May 1980*, Pb 195/XVIII [9.2] – Politburo instructions. On the political situation in Afghanistan; directives to Soviet ambassadors in Kabul and Havana (16 pp). [R 8 May 1980, Pb 195-XVIII]

23 June 1980*, (no number) [9.2] – Stenographic minutes of Central Committee Plenum (28 pp).  [R 23 June 1980, Central Committee]

9 October 1980, St 227/73 [9.2] – Secretariat. Means to suppress anti-Soviet and anti-Afghan resolution of the 67th conference of the International Parliament (10 pp). [R 9 October 1980, St 227/73]

22 October 1980, St 233/67 [1.2; 6; 9.2] – Secretariat. Publication of article to discredit anti-Soviet actions of the Italian Socialist Party (10 pp). [R 22 October 1980, St 233/67]

24 October 1980, St 239/14 [9.2] – Secretariat. Financing travel expenses for Afghan journalists to Prague to become affiliated to International Organization of Journalists (4 pp). [R 24 October 1980, St 239-14]

16 December 1980, Pb 241/8 [1.2; 9.2] – Secretariat. Further measures to assist Afghanistan in its ideological propaganda —  radio equipment, training. etc. (28 pp). [R 16 December 1980, St 241-8]

31 December 1980, St 244/19 [9.2] – Awards to staff of the Foreign Ministry and officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (2 pp). [R 31 December 1980, St 244/19]

1981

6 February 1981, St 249/50 [9.2] – Secretariat. Requests from the National Democratic Party of Afghanistan and the Social Party of Yemen for assistance in travelling to the 26th Plenum of the Soviet CP (4 pp). [R 6 February 1981, St 249-50]

21 April 1981, Pb 7/47 [9.2] – Politburo decision. A shipment of special equipment to Afghanistan (5 pp). [R 21 April 1981, Pb 7-47]

1983

10 March 1983* (Pb) [9.2] – Politburo meeting. ANDROPOV chairs discussion about the situation in Afghanistan and a possible Soviet withdrawal. (4 pp). [R 10 April 1983, Politburo, para 1]

1989

24 January 1989*, Pb 146/VI [4; 9.2] – Politburo. The imminent withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan, alternative scenarios (13 pp). [R 24 Jan 89, Pb 146-VI]

31 July 1989*, No. 312/1/0297 [9.2] – Report to Central Committee from the General Staff. The state of military supplies to Afghanistan (2 pp). [R 31 Jul 89,  No 312- 1-0297]

1990

21 March 1990**, No 318/2/0354 [9.2] – Report to Central Committee from Ministry of Defence for assistance to restore aviation and communication in Afghanistan (2 pp). [R 221 Mar 90, No 318-2-0354]

1992

31 December 1992** (no number) [4; 9.2] – Letter to Chairman of the RF Constitutional Court. Request for 27 Central Committee documents about Afghanistan, to be included in the case of the CPSU (5 pp). [R 31 Dec 92]