18. Oct to December 1980

1980

October

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]

4 October 1980, St 231/26, [8] – Secretariat. Financial aid to the Spanish-Soviet Friendship Society. [R 4 October 1980, St 231-26]

4 October 1980, St 231/9 [1.3] – KGB to Secretariat. about export of minerals (14 pp). [R 4 October 1980, St 231-9]

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]

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]

10 October 1980, St 232/53 [5] – Secretariat. Request from Indian Communist Party for money exchange. [R 10 October 1980, St 232/53]

15 October 1980, St 233/8 [1.2] – Secretariat. Providing newsprint and other supplies to Nicaragua; total provision of newsprint worldwide (7 pp). [R 15 October 1980, St 233/8]

17 October 1980*, St 233/39 [5] – Delegation to the funeral of LUIGI LONGO, former Italian Communist Party leader (4 pp). [R 17 October 1980, St 233/39] tbt

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 233/13 [6] – Secretariat. Instructions to the Soviet ambassador in Greece to pay part of the pensions of Greek political immigrants (10 pp). [R 24 October 1980, St 233-13]

24 October 1980, St 233/8 [1.3] – Secretariat. About negative signs related to the low income of white and blue collar workers in the USSR (12 pp). [R 24 October 1980, St 233-8]

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]

26 October 1980, St 289/21 [8] – Secretariat. Actions of the Soviet Committee of War Veterans and the Soviet Peace Fund. [R 26 October 1980, St 289/21]

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]

November

6 November 1980**, St 236/35 [7.4] – Secretariat. A request from the Secretary General of the Venezuelan Communist Party for “special training” (3 pp). [R 6 November 1980, St 236/35]

6 November 1980, St 236/34 [7.4] – Secretariat. A request from leadership of the Chilean Communist Party, “special training” for 15 people (3 pp). [R 6 November 1980, St 236-34]

14 November 1980*, St 237/54 [8] – Secretariat. Participation of GEORGY ARBATOV in Palme Commission for Peace and Disarmament [1981-1982]. The file contains several documents. One approves Arbatov’s membership of the new Commission. The others concern his reports from the first, second and eighth meeting of the Commission in December 1980, February 1981 and December 1981 (24 pp). [R 14 November 1980, St 237/54] tbt

17 November 1980, St 237/76 [8] – Secretariat. Belgium, the Netherlands and the DE SMAEL initiative for increasing safety of non-nuclear countries. Directions to Soviet ambassadors on exploiting this initiative (10 pp). [R 17 November 1980, St 237-76]

18 November 1980, St 237/101 [8] – Secretariat. Growth in the international peace movement as a result of World Parliament activities (9 pp). [R 18 November 1980, St 237/101]

26 November 1980, St 239/21 [8] – Secretariat. Soviet Committee of War Veterans – allocate 14,000 roubles for gifts to foreign guests (12 pp). [R 26 November 1980, St 239/21]

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]

December

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

4 December 1980, St 240/21 [1.2] – Secretariat. Permission to Novosti (APN) agency to use computerized information databases (4 pp). [R 4 December 1980, St 240/21]

5 December 1980, St 240/46 [7.3] – Central Committee. A request from leadership of the South African Communist Party for “special training” (2 pp). [R 5 December 1980, St 240-46]

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]

8 December 1980, St 240/70 [8] – Secretariat. Holding a meeting in Moscow for the representatives of peace movement from socialist countries (5 pp). [R 8 December 1980, St 240/70]

9 December 1980, St 240/82 [1.2; 6] – Secretariat. Permission for cooperation between Soviet TV/radio agencies and “progressive” Italian TV and radio stations (6 pp). [R 9 December 1980, St 240-82]

9 December 1980, St 240/75 [1.3] – Secretariat. Financing Soviet/international scientific cooperation (30 pp). [R 9 December 1980, St 240-75]

10 December 1980, St 241/14 [8] – Secretariat. Approval for Soviet participation in the Palme Commission for peace and disarmament (6 pp). [R 10 December 1980, St 241/14]

12 December 1980 (no number) [5] – Help with various types of equipment (not identified) for Mozambique. [R 12 December 1980 (2555)]

12 December 1980*, St 241/54 [8] – Secretariat. Approval for ZAMYATIN’s business trip to Finland, to make a presentation at the “Paasikivi Society” (3 pp). (See 16 December 1980.)

12 December 1980**, St 241/41 [5; 7.2] – Soviet military delegation to Syria. Discussions about use of Syrian ports by Soviet navy, landing of Soviet spy planes at Syrian airports, and stationing of aviation and artillery units there (12 pp).  [R 12 December 1980, St 241/41]

15 December 1980, St 241/92 [1.2; 2.2] – Secretariat. Making a special TV-documentary based on KGB actions to discover and arrest Chinese special agents and spies (2 pp). [R 15 December 1980, St 241/92]

16 December 1980, St 241/99 [5] – Secretariat. Financial assistance to German firm Magra Gmbh owned by PCF, French Communist Party (11 pp). [R 16 December 1980, St 241-99]

16 December 1980*, St 241/108 [6] – Secretariat. Celebrations of the 50th birthday of KALEVI SORSA, the general secretary of the Finnish Social-Democratic Party  (8 pp). [R 16 Dec 80, 8 pp – St 241-108]

16 December 1980*, St 241/9 [1.3] – Secretariat. Negotiations between Soviet and US Academies of Science to resume relations broken off early in 1980 (8 pp). [R 16 dec 80, St 241-9]

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]

18 December 1980, St 242/18 [5] – Secretariat. One vehicle to Cuba for Communist Party of El Salvador and two to Nicaragua (2 pp). [R 18 December 1980, St 242-18]

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]

23 December 1980, St 242/18 [1.2] – Secretariat. Awards for employees of Belorussia publishing house (3 pp). [R 23 December 1980, St 242-18]

23 December 1980, St 242/76 [1.3; 5] – Secretariat. Request of Socialist Party of Australia to write off the debt (2,574,000 hard-currency roubles) incurred in renting Soviet ships (4 pp). [R 23 December 1980, St 242-76]

24 December 1980, St 243/2 [7.4] – Central Committee. Request from the leadership of the Communist Party of Uruguay, “special training” for 2 people (3 pp). [R 24 December 1980, St 243/2]

26 December 1980*, St 243/57 [3.3; 6] – Secretariat. Letter to chairman of Danish Social Democratic Party about the arrest of refusenik VICTOR BRAILOVSKY, explaining his “criminal activities” (3 pp). [R 26 December 1980, St 243-57] tbt

26 December 1980**, St 243/44 [7.2] – Secretariat. A request from MEIR VILNER, General Secretary of the Israeli Communist Party, for “special training” for DORON VILNER [see also 21 June 1979] (3 pp). [R 26 December 1980, St 243-44]

29 December 1980*, Pb 230/34 [5; 7.1; 7.2; 7.3; 7.4] – Politburo decision. Financial assistance in 1981 (US $) to Communist Parties and movements (USA, 2 million; France, 2 million; Finland, 1.4 million; Portugal, 700,000), in total 57 recipients (5 pp). [R 1980, 29 December]

30 December 1980*, St 243/8 [2.2] – Secretariat. Memo from ANDROPOV about anti-Russian propaganda in Karachaevo-Cherkessk region, North Caucasus (7 pp).  [R 30 Dec 80, 7 pp]

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]

31 December 1980, No 0159 [8] – ARBATOV reports on first and second Palme Commission meetings: in Vienna, 13-15 December 1980; and in Tokyo, 9-13 Feb. 1981 (18 pp). [R 31 December 1980, No 0159]

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