Category Archives: 9.2 Afghanistan

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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28 January 1980*, Pb 181/34

Politburo. Recommendations of Afghanistan commission (Gromyko, Andropov, Ustinov, Ponomaryov) for protecting Soviet interests worldwide after the invasion of Afghanistan (9 pp). [R 28 January 1980, Pb 181/34] Excerpts. ======================================================== [page one of nine] Return within 3 days to CPSU Central Committee … Continue reading

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6 December 1979*, Pb 176/82

Politburo. Decision to dispatch special detachment to Afghanistan on recommendation of KGB and Ministry of Defence (2 pp).  [R 6 December 1979, Pb 176-82] =========================================================== [page one of two] Return to CPSU Central Committee (General Department, Sector) within 3 days … Continue reading

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31 October 1979*, Pb 172/108

Politburo. About the situation in Afghanistan under Amin. Report from Gromyko, Andropov, Ustinov and Ponomaryov; letter to Soviet ambassador (10 pp). [R 31 October 1979, Pb 172-108] Excerpts. =========================================================== [page one of ten] Return to CPSU Central Committee (General Department, Sector) … Continue reading

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