3.3 The SUPPRESSION OF DISSENT in the 1980s

1980

25 July 1980*, Pb 206/14 [3.3] – KGB to Politburo. Actions against Amnesty International (3 pp). [R 25 July 1980, Pb 206-14) tbt

13 August 1980, P208/41 [3.3] – Politburo decision. Permission to LEV KOPELEV to emigrate in order to stop his anti-Soviet activities (4 pp). [R 13 August 1980, No 208-41]

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

1981

31 December 1981 (no number) [3.3] – Decisions of the Central Committee (1960-1980) to deprive individuals of citizenship for their anti-Soviet activities: a total of 15 people from VALERY TARSIS to YURY ORLOV. [R 31 December 1981]

1982

31 August 1982, 867-A [3.3] – KGB memorandum. An “ideologically anti-Soviet” samizdat manuscript by Academician DMITRY LIKHACHEV, Native Land (2 pp). [R 31 August 1982, 867-A]

31 December 1982, 51-Ch [3.3] – KGB memorandum (Chebrikov). Permission for ANDREI TARKOVSKY’s family to join him at his death-bed in Italy (2 pp). [R 31 December 1982, 51-Ch]

1983

14 March 1983, 535-Ch [3.3] – KGB report (Chebrikov) to USSR Ministry for Foreign Affairs.  Vatican decision to make Soviet citizen, the Latvian priest JULIJANS VAYVODS, a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (5 pp). [R 14 March 1983, 535-Ch]

14 July 1983** (no number) [3.3; 9.1] – Letter from US congressmen (376 signatures) concerning emigration of 2,000 Soviet Jews and response outlined by International Department (20 pp). [R 14 July 1983]

4 August 1983*, 110-A [3.3; 6] – KGB report. Response to letter from Austrian President BRUNO KREISKY (includes original in German.) concerning release of YURY ORLOV. Decision: no answer required (5 pp). [R 4 August 1983, 110-A]

1985

28 January 1985, 137-Ch [3.3] – KGB memorandum (Chebrikov). The arrest of FELIX SVETOV (Article 190-1, RSFSR Criminal Code) for anti-Soviet propaganda and providing information to foreign press (2 pp). [R 28 jan 85, 137-Ch]

12 September 1985 (no number) [3.3; 4; 6] – International Department. About letter from French academicians to USSR Academy of Sciences in defence of the Soviet scientists ANDREI SAKHAROV, ANATOLY SHCHARANSKY, and SERGEI KOVALYOV  (11 pp). [R 12 Sep 85, No 257]

1986

01 June 1986*, 1135-Ch [3.3; 4] – KGB to Central Committee. Actions of ideological enemies against perestroika and glasnost (5 pp).  [R 1 Jun 86, 1135-Ch]

31 July 1986 *, 1503-Ch [3.3; 9.1] – KGB report (Chebrikov). Proposed measures against “US anti-Soviet campaign related to human rights” and the corresponding Central Committee Resolution (4 pp).  [R 31 Jul 86,  1503-Ch]

25 September 1986 * (Pb) [3.3; 4] – Politburo. Pardons and release from imprisonment for political prisoners who agree to sign consent letter asking for pardon (3 pp). R 25 Sep 86, Pb, para 1]

30 September 1986*, 1942-Ch [3.3; 4] – KGB report (Chebrikov). Deprivation of citizenship and expulsion of YURY ORLOV from the USSR (3 pp). [R 30 Sep 86, 3 pp – 1942-Ch]

1987

1 February 1987*, 183-Ch [2.2; 3.3; 4] – KGB report (Chebrikov). The numbers then serving a sentence under Articles 70,  190-1 and 142 of the RSFSR Criminal Code; terms for release (see Notes) were eased (9 pp). [R 1 Feb 87, 183-Ch] Excerpts.

4 February 1987*, 206-B [3.3; 4] – KGB memorandum (Bobkov). The circumstances of ANATOLY MARCHENKO’s death after a prolonged hunger strike in Chistopol Prison (Tatarstan). [R 4 Feb 87 – 206-B]

11 May 1987, Pb 65/12 [3.3; 4] – Politburo decision. Strip IRINA RATUSHINSKAYA and IGOR GERASHCHENKO of their Soviet citizenship (4 pp). [R 11 May 87, Pb 65-12]

4 December 1987*, 2451-Ch [3.3; 4] – KGB report (Chebrikov). International seminar on human rights in Moscow and measures taken to hinder it; includes 19 December report on successful obstruction (9 pp). [R 4 Dec 87]

1988

27 July 1988*, 1541-K [2.2; 3.3; 4] – KGB (Kryuchkov) to the Central Committee. The proposal for an international seminar “The KGB and Perestroika” to be held in December in Moscow (2 pp). [R 27 Jul 88, 1541-K]

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