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June 22, 1972

MEMORANDUM CONCERNING THE RESULTS OF A MEETING OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COORDINATION STAFF, RKR ["RADIO COUNTERINTELLIGENCE"] SERVICES OF THE CSSR MVD AND USSR KGB

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    "Memorandum Concerning the Results of a Meeting of Representatives of the Coordination Staff, RKR ["radio counterintelligence"] Services of the CSSR MVD and USSR KGB," June 22, 1972, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Obtained by Pavel Zacek. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/175974
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[handwritten at the top: OT-0173/[[two illegible characters]]-72]

[Czech-language stamp along with Russian-language stamps: “MinistrY of Internal Affairs of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic” and “Copy Nº 1”]

MEMO

concerning the results of a meeting of representatives of the Coordination Staff, RKR services of the CSSR MVD and USSR KGB.

In accordance with the decision of Doctor Col. Cde. J. Vosecky, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the CSSR, a meeting of representatives of the Coordination Staff, RKR services of the CSSR MVD and USSR KGB was held in Prague from 20 to 22 June 1972.

[Translator’s note: RKR probably expands to radiokontrrazvedka, a concept that in Russian includes both COMSEC – communications security – as well as SIGINT]

[The following] participated in the meeting;

- from the Coordination Staff:

- Cde. Ye. N. Konoplev

- from the RKR service of the CSSR MVD:

- Cde. M. Kosar

- Cde. J. Pecha

- from the RKF service of the KGB:                     

- Cde. A. N. Suntsov

The following questions were discussed during the meeting:

1. The progress of the first stage of the re-equipping of the RKR service of the CSSR MVD.

2. The status of preparations to support carrying out XIII Expanded Conference.

1.

The management of the RKR service of the CSSR MVD informed the participants of the meeting about the work done in accordance with the Memo of 7 January 1972.

Having examined the amount of work done to ensure the first stage of the re-equipping of the RKR service of the CSSR MVD the parties noted with satisfaction that from January to July of this year the Czechoslovak specialists had carried out a large set of organizational and technical measures to prepare the premises for the installation and assembly of apparatus and equipment for RKS [possibly “radio counterintelligence service”] and finished the construction of the technical building for the Sosna-F3 radio director finder, which is ready for installation and assembly of the apparatus. Delivery of the Sosna-F3, Pamyat’, Landysh-S, Kvarts, and other auxiliary equipment has been accomplished. Work has been done to install and adjust the Khrustal’-D – Kvarts on the RKS in Prague.

At the same time the participants of the meeting expressed their concern in connection with the delay in the delivery of the DUK 12 x 30 (three sets) long-range antenna switches from the USSR and the installation and adjustment work of the Sosna-F3, Pamyat’, and K-2P set of article Khrustal’-D in Prague. Taking into account the importance of performing the entire amount of the planned work to put the new RKR equipment in operation before the start of the XIII Expanded Conference, the Czechoslovak side requests the Coordination Staff and the USSR KGB give assistance in accelerating the delivery from the USSR of the missing equipment (DUK 12 x 30) and carrying out the installation and adjustment work of the Sosna-F3, Pamyat’, and K-2P.

In addition, the Czechoslovak side confirms the need for RKR specialists of the USSR KGB RKR service to be sent to the CSSR in 1972 to help put the new Soviet special apparatus in commission:

- Khrustal’-D, Kvarts – one specialist for 10 days by 24 July 1972;

- Obzor, Pamyat’, and Vektor – three specialists for 10 days in August of this year;

- Sosna-F3 – one specialist for 15 days in August-September of this year.

The Czechoslovak side is making an official invitation for the specialists through the GKEhS GIU [Main Engineering Directorate of the State Committee for Economic Relations] and will make the Coordination Staff aware of this.

The participants of the meeting note that there is a real opportunity to finish all the work to put the Khrustal’-D – Kvarts apparatus in operation at the RKS[‘s] in Prague and Bratislava before 1 August of this year.

Putting the Sosna-F3, Pamyat’, and K-2P and the entire complex of equipment of both RKS’s into operation might be finished by 1 September of this year on condition that the installation and assembly of the Sosna-F3 apparatus begin no later than the 1st of July and of the Pamyat’ and K-2P apparatuses no later than 15 July.

2.

The participants of the meeting heard the information of Cde. Ye. N. Konoplev, the chief of the Coordination Staff, about the progress of preparation of the XIII Expanded Conference.

The chief of the Coordination Staff informed the participants of the meeting that all the cooperating security organs had agreed with the suggestion of the Coordination Staff about holding a Conference in Prague from 25 September to the 2nd of October 1972.

The participants of the meeting were also familiarized with the basic provisions of the report and the other questions which will be proposed for discussion at the XIII Expanded Conference.

Considering the substantial amount of work to ensure the Conference is held and to demonstrate the new equipment the participants of the meeting consider it necessary:

1. To create a group to ensure the Conference is held consisting of three officials of the Coordination Staff (an executive secretary, a technical specialist, and a typist) and five expert specialists in the new equipment from the USSR KGB.

2. The delegations of the Coordination Staff and the five expert specialists of the USSR KGB are to arrive in Prague on 20 September 1972 (before the start of the Conference).

The Czechoslovak side requests the Coordination Staff to send all the materials about the agenda of the Conference to Prague as soon as possible, preferably by the end of June 1972.

The Coordination Staff asks the leaders of the CSSR MVD RKR service to regularly (daily, beginning on 1 August 1972) to inform the Staff about the state of preparations for holding the XIII Expanded Conference.

for the CSSR MVD
RKR service:

for the USSR KGB
RKR service:

[signature]
KOSAR

[signature]
SUNTSOV

[signature]
PECHA

Chief of the Coordination Staff
[signature]

Prague

22 June 1972

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