9.4 USSR AND POLAND

1980

25 August 1980*, Pb 210/11 [9.4] – Politburo about situation in Poland. Setting up a special Politburo commission on the Poland crisis. [R 25 August 1980, Pb 210-11]

3 September 1980*, Pb 213/38 [9.4] –Theses critical of the recent Gdansk Agreements to be used at a meeting with Polish leadership (7 pp). [R 3 September 1980, Pb 213/38]

4 October 1980*, St 231/5 [1.1; 9.4] – Action plan for methods of propaganda and counter-propaganda in relation to the Polish situation (6 pp). [R 4 October 1980, St 231-5]

29 October 1980* (Pb) [9.4] – Politburo meeting. Highly critical discussion of the situation in Poland on eve of a “friendly visit” to Moscow by a Polish party and government delegation (4 pp). [R 29 oct 80, pb]

28 November 1980, St 239/36 [9.4] –Secretariat of the Central Committee. Temporary limits on tourist exchanges between USSR and Poland (8 pp). [R 28 November 1980, St 239/36]

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

22 December 1980, St 242/61 [1.2; 9.4] –Secretariat of the Central Committee. Control over distribution of Polish press in the USSR (28 pp). [R 22 December 1980, St 242-61]

1981

January to June

14 January 1981*, St 246/1 [9.4] –Secretariat of the Central Committee. Directions to the Soviet ambassador in Italy regarding LECH WALESA’s visit to the country (12 pp). [R 14 January 1981, St 246-1]

15 January 1981, St 246/17 [1.2; 9.4] – Secretariat. Setting up a Novosti bureau in Gdansk and appoint KGB officer as deputy director (3 pp). [R //

19 January 1981, St 246/79 [9.4] – Secretariat. About economic reform in Poland (3 pp). [R 19 January 1981, St 246-79]

22 January 1981* (Pb §8) [9.4] – Politburo meeting. Visit of Soviet Party leaders to Poland (5 pp). [R 22 January 1981, Politburo, para 8]

12 March 1981* (Pb) [9.4] – Politburo meeting. Results of discussions between BREZHNEV and CASTRO, and BREZHNEV and HONECKER (3 pp). [R 12 March 1981, Politburo]

26 March 1981* (Pb §5) [9.4] –Politburo meeting. Arkhipov reports on the cost of supplying Poland with oil, gas, iron ore and the problems of the Polish economy (2 pp). [R 26 March 1981, Politburo, para 5]

2 April 1981* (Pb) [9.4] – Politburo meeting. The situation in Poland; future meeting between ANDROPOV, KANIA and JARUZELSKI; economic reforms and martial law (7 pp). [R 2 April 1981, Politburo ]

9 April 1981* (Pb §3) [9.4] – Politburo meeting. Report on results of a meeting between ANDROPOV and USTINOV with representatives (KANIA and JARUZELSKI) of the Polish government and Party (8 pp). [R 9 April 1981, Politburo, para 3]

16 April 1981* (Pb §2) [9.4] – Politburo meeting. Telephone conversation between BREZHNEV and KANIA (2 pp). [R 16 April 1981, Politburo, para 2]

23 April 1981*, Pb 7/VII [9.4] – The situation in Poland as analysed by the Politburo commission and certain Soviet measures in response; Action plan to aid Polish United Workers’ Party (11 pp). [R 23 April 1981, Pb 7-VII]

30 April 1981* (Pb §2) [9.4] – Politburo meeting. Results of a meeting between Soviet and Polish delegations (3 pp). [R 30 April 1981, Politburo, para 2]

18 June 1981 (Pb) [9.4] –Politburo meeting. Presentation to BREZHNEV on preparation for the meeting with the leadership of the Polish United Workers’ Party. [R not available online]

July to December

10 September 1981* (Pb §3) [9.4] – Politburo meeting. Response to Congress of Solidarity in Poland (3 pp). [R 10 September 1981, Politburo, para 3]

17 September 1981* (Pb §§1 & 8) [9.4] –Politburo meeting. Telegram from Soviet Ambassador in Berlin about HONECKER’s reaction to the outcome of discussions with KANIA (2 pp). [R 17 September 1981, Politburo, paras 1 & 8]

19 October 1981*, Pb 1942 [9.4] –Central Committee. BREZHNEV’s telephone conversation with the new Polish party leader JARUZELSKI (5 pp). [R 19 October 1981, Pb 1942]

29 October 1981* (Pb §2) [9.4] –Politburo meeting. RUSAKOV’s report on his visit to the GDR, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria and Hungary to discuss the situation in Poland; Politburo concern at JARUZELSKI’s inactivity (6 pp). [R 29 October 1981, Politburo, para 2]

21 November 1981, P37/21 [9.4] –Politburo decision. Visit by Polish government delegation to USSR and a verbal message from BREZHNEV to JARUZELSKI (6 pp). [R 21 November 1981, Pb 37-21]

10 December 1981* (Pb §1) [9.4] –Politburo meeting, three days before introduction of martial law in Poland (11 pp). [R 10 December 1981, Politburo, para 1]

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]

1982

14 January 1982* (Pb §§2-3) [9.4] – Politburo meeting. Poland’s continuing problems; requests for economic assistance (5 pp). [R 14 January 1982, Politburo, para 2]

15 January 1982, St 246/17 [1.2; 9.4] – Secretariat. Establishing press-corps for a Soviet bureau of the Novosti agency in Poland (Gdansk) and appointment of a KGB agent as its chief (3 pp). [R 15 January 1982, St 246-17]

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]]

23 September 1982* (no number) [9.4] – Soviet financial aid to Poland. Credits, $690 million; grant, $450 million, and permission to delay payments to value of $1,790 million (2 pp). [R 23 September 1982]

1984

25 April 1984, (Pb) [9.4] –Politburo. Information sent to leaders of East European countries with regard to JARUZELSKI’s visit (8 pp). [R 25 Apr 84, Pb, paras 7 & 8]

1992

July 1992 (no number) [9.4] – Presidential Archive. List of eight documents related to Poland No day or month indicated. [R Jul 92]

 

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