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May 21, 1982

MINUTES OF DISCUSSIONS ABOUT A MUTUAL EXCHANGE OF THOSE VACATIONING FROM 1982 TO 1985 BETWEEN THE COMMITTEE FOR STATE SECURITY OF THE UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS AND THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA

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    An assessment was made of a mutual exchange of vacationers for the next five years. Both sides exchanges experience about this problem area and discussed prospects for an exchange between 1982 and 1985.
    "Minutes of Discussions about a Mutual Exchange of those Vacationing from 1982 to 1985 between the Committee for State Security of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs of Czechoslovakia," May 21, 1982, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Obtained by Pavel Zacek. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/175976
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MINUTES

of discussions about a mutual exchange of those vacationing from 1982 to 1985 between the Committee for State Security of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

and

the Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic

Discussions were held in Prague from 17 May through 21 May 1982 between senior representatives of the Committee for State Security of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and senior representatives of the Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic during which an assessment was made of a mutual exchange of vacationers for the last five years. Both sides exchanged experience about this problem area and discussed prospects for an exchange between 1982 and 1985.

[The following] took part in the discussions:

from the Committee for State Security of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Cde. Professor General-Major of the Medical Service
Vitaly Gavrilovich BORISOV – head of the delegation

Major of the Medical Service
Gennady Ivanovich SOLOMATIN

- from the CSSR Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs

Cde. Colonel-Engineer
Jan KAVALIR – head of the delegation

Lt. Col.
Jindrich KUBICA

During the discussions it was ascertained that an exchange of vacationers deepens the friendship between the officials of the Committee for State Security of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the CSSR Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs and that a mutual exchange of vacationers would continue in the future.

Various points of view were discussed on the basis of the experience of past years about the problem area concerning the vacations of the officials at USSR KGB sanatoria and the CSSR FMVD Rest Home “Myslivna” in Karlovy Vary, and the organization of the stay in Moscow and in Prague and the delivery of those vacationing to the location of the stay.

Questions of the organization of all services rendered those vacationing in the CSSR and USSR were mutually discussed. The Soviet side was informed by the senior representatives of the CSSR FMVD about the financial norms and vacation conditions which the FMVD services create. The opportunities for an exchange of vacationers until 1985 were also discussed.

An inspection of the Myslivna Rest Home and the Ostrava Sanatorium in Karlovy Vary was made while the delegation was in the CSSR.

After the discussion of all the problems by both sides and a mutual exchange of work experience the following conclusions were drawn:

1/ The USSR KGB representatives would take on themselves the responsibility for the information received from the CSSR FMVD about the organization of the vacation, as well as the financial norms established for the stay of foreign vacationers, and [they] would be conveyed to the leadership of the USSR Committee for State Security.

2/ Both sides expressed the desire to establish a timeframe for the stay of three full days in the capitals (without counting the day of arrival and the day of departure).

3/ Both contracting parties will strive for the same level of support on the basis of an exchange of experience about the overall organization and support to the stay of foreign vacationers and giving them sociocultural events.

4/ The USSR KGB representatives will discuss with the officials of the appropriate subunits of the USSR KGB responsible for the stay of CSSR FMVD vacationers in Moscow the questions of improving the provision of transportation from Moscow to Sochi, and from Sochi to Prague via Moscow. This means the organization of the transportation from the international airfield to a domestic airfield or the reverse.

5/ Both contracting parties will take on themselves the responsibility of reporting to the receiving side the name of the leader of the group, his rank, position, the composition of the group, the date of arrival, the number of the train or the aircraft flight number 10 days before the arrival of a group of vacationers.

6/ The USSR KGB representatives and the senior representatives of the CSSR FMVD have agreed that the number of vacationers will remain unchanged until 1985. The place of the vacation and the time are specified annually.

The minutes were drawn up in four copies in Russian. Each of the contracting parties have two copies. All four copies have the same force.

in Prague 21 May 1982

in the name of the Ministry of
Internal Affairs of
the Union of
Soviet Socialist Republics

[signature]

in the name of the Federal
Ministry of Internal Affairs
of the Czechoslovak
Socialist Republic

[signature]

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