Category Archives: 9. Soviet foreign policy

25 October 1957* (St 52/128)

Central Committee approves KGB request for one-off grant (20,000 roubles) and awards 3,000 rouble monthly allowance to Wilfred Burchett, Moscow correspondent of the National Guardian (USA) newspaper (5 pp). ================================================================ [page one of five] 52/128 of 25 October 1957 Special … Continue reading

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10 March 1983* (Pb §6)

Politburo meeting. Andropov chairs discussion about the situation in Afghanistan and a possible Soviet withdrawal. [R 10 April 1983, Politburo, para 1] ======================================================= [page one of four] Top Secret Single Copy (Draft Minutes) MEETING OF CPSU POLITBURO 18 January 1983 … Continue reading

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22 October 1986 * (Pb §1)

Politburo meeting. Expulsion of Soviet diplomats from the USA and planned Soviet retaliation. [R 22 oct 86, Pb] Excerpt. ============================================================= [page one of five] Top Secret Single Copy (Draft Minutes) MEETING OF CPSU POLITBURO 22 October 1986 In the chair … Continue reading

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26 March 1981* (Pb §5)

Politburo meeting. Arkhipov reports on the cost of supplying Poland with oil, gas, iron ore and the problems of the Polish economy. [R 26 March 1981, Politburo, para 5] ========================================================= [page one of two] Top Secret Single Copy (Draft Minutes) … Continue reading

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