MEMORANDUM TO THE SOVIET COMMUNIST PARTY SECRETARIAT PREPARED BY THE SECOND SECRETARY OF THE MOLDAVIAN COMMUNIST PARTYCITATION SHARE DOWNLOAD
get citation"Memorandum to the Soviet Communist Party Secretariat Prepared by the Second Secretary of the Moldavian Communist Party" August 01, 1968, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, TsKhSD, F. 5, Op. 60, D. 2, L. 30. Obtained and translated by Mark Kramer. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/110448
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1 August 1968 (Secret) 22132
TO THE CC CPSU
In connection with the events in the CSSR, the party aktiv in Moldavia, including lecturers, political workers, and agitators, are conducting necessary explanatory work among blue-collar workers. An absolute majority of the republic's population wholeheartedly supports the policy of the CPSU and the Soviet government aimed at strengthening the positions of socialism and consolidating the unity of the world socialist commonwealth. At present, all blue-collar workers are awaiting the conclusion of the negotiations at Cierna nad Tisou with great hope.
At the same time, certain individuals have shown that they do not comprehend the essence of events occurring in Czechoslovakia, and some express support for the course of the KSC toward so-called "liberalization." Individual explanatory work is being undertaken with these people.
Recently it has been noted that some Soviet citizens who have relatives or friends in the CSSR have been receiving letters with articles enclosed from Czechoslovak newspapers and magazines. The director of the Czechoslovak public-relations firm "Merkur" in Prague, Jiri Donda, sent to the Moscow directorate of advertising of the State Committee on the Press of the USSR Council of Ministers a letter appealing to Soviet citizens, which attempts to convince the Soviet people that the policy conducted by the KSC leadership is correct. This letter is signed by the secretary of the firm's party organization and by other people.
The party organizations are taking measures aimed at further increasing political work among the population.
CC Secretary of the CP of Moldavia — Mel'kov