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August 25, 1980

CPSU CC POLITBURO DECISION SETTING UP SUSLOV COMMISSION

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    Politburo resolution establishing a commision , chaired by Politburo member M. A. Suslov, to look at the situation in Poland, inform the CPSU Politburo, and suggest any measures needed to be taken by the Soviet leadership.
    "CPSU CC Politburo Decision Setting Up Suslov Commission," August 25, 1980, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, TsKhSD, F. 89, F. 42, D. 22. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/111989
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Communist Party of the Soviet Union
CENTRAL COMMITTEE

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No. P210/P
To: Comrades Brezhnev, Kosygin, Andropov, Gromyko, Kirilenko, Suslov, Tikhonov, Ustinov, Zimyanin, Rusakov, Arkhipov, Kornienko, Zamyatin, Rakhmanin.
Extract from Protocol No. 210 of the session of the CPSU CC Politburo
on 25 August 1980

In regard to the situation in the Polish People's Republic.

1. To endorse Comrade L. I. Brezhnev's information about the situation unfolding in the Polish People's Republic.

2. To establish a CC Politburo Commission composed of:
Comrades M. A. Suslov (chairman), A. A. Gromyko, Yu. V. Andropov, D. F. Ustinov, K. U. Chernenko, M. V. Zimyanin, I. V. Arkhipov, L. M. Zamyatin, O. B. Rakhmanin.

To instruct the Commission to pay close attention to the situation unfolding in the PPR and to keep the Politburo systematically informed about the state of affairs in the PPR and about possible measures on our part. Suggestions in the event of necessity are to be brought before the CPSU CC Politburo.

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