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July 08, 1961

LETTER FROM CHAIRMAN OF THE USSR COMMITTEE OF STATE SECURITY A. SHELEPIN TO MINISTER OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA LUBOMíR ŠTROUGAL

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    The Soviet Committee of State Security invites a delegation of senior officials from Czechoslovakian Ministry of Internal Affairs to visit Moscow.
    "Letter from Chairman of the USSR Committee of State Security A. Shelepin to Minister of Internal Affairs of Czechoslovakia Lubomír Štrougal," July 08, 1961, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Obtained by Pavel Zacek. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/175925
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[handwritten name in the upper left-hand corner]

Top Secret

[Czech-language Ministry

of the Interior stamp dated

4 October 1995]

TO THE MINISTER OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK SOCIALIST REPUBLIC

to Cde. Lubomir STROUGAL

Dear Cde. Lubomir STROUGAL!

The Committee of State Security under the USSR Council of Ministers invites you and a group of senior officials of the CSSR Ministry of Internal Affairs to visit the Soviet Union this year to discuss questions of organizing intelligence and counterintelligence work.

If your side has no objections regarding the meeting we request [you] report what is a convenient time for you to arrive in Moscow.

Permit [me] again to thank you for the cordial and fraternal reception of the KGB delegation and to wish you good health and success in work.

With comradely greetings

CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE OF STATE SECURITY

under the USSR COUNCIL OF MINISTERS

[signature] A. SHELEPIN



[Attached]

8 July 1961

Nº 1694-SH

[a handwritten: “Sent via VCh”

precedes a second copy of the above]

Top Secret

Only copy

[Czech-language Ministry

of the Interior stamp

and Czech-language notes]

“Dear Cde. Lubomir STROUGAL!

We are glad to receive you and also Cdes. MILLER, MATOUSEK, RYBIN, and KOMAREK at the time you designated, that is, 4 September”

CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE OF STATE SECURITY

under the USSR COUNCIL OF MINISTERS

[signature] A. SHELEPIN

20 July 1961

[Czech-language handwriting

on the bottom of the page]

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