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  • September 19, 1956

    Czechoslovak Politburo Resolution on Plan to 'Counter the Czechoslovak Reactionary Exiles'

    This Czechoslovak Politburo Resolution of 1956 approved an Interior Ministry plan to counter “reactionary exiles.” Radio Free Europe was an important target, and a series of disinformation actions were planned to disrupt its operations.

  • March 07, 1958

    Protocol on coordination of the Czechoslovak Interior Ministry delegation and border troops of the Soviet Union on state security

    This protocol resulted from a meeting between the Czechoslovak interior ministry and Soviet border troop representatives. The two parties convened to coordinate public safety measures undertaken in protection of the Czechoslovak-Soviet border.

  • March 12, 1958

    Report from Gen. M. Spasov on Multilateral Security Meeting in Bucharest

    A report by the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Mircho Spasov, on the Ministerial Meeting in Bucharest of delegations from Romania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and the Soviet Union. The meeting called for focusing on preventing subversive acts of Western intelligence, improving exchange of information, and conducting joint operations.

  • April 27, 1960

    Letter from Chairman of the USSR Committee of State Security A. Shelepin to Deputy Chairman and Minister of Internal Affairs of Czechoslovakia Rudolf Barák

    The USSR Committee of State Security agrees to send a delegation to a conference of leaders of other socialist security services to be held in Prague.

  • November 22, 1960

    Record of Meeting between Moses Bhagwan and Central Committee of the Czechoslovakian Communist Party

    Record detailing a meeting with Moses Bhagwan, a journalist and member of the People's Progressive Party of British Guiana. Bhagwan was sent abroad to ask other communist parties for assistance with the upcoming election campaign of spring 1961.

  • March 06, 1961

    Protocol on the joint negotiations of the Czechoslovak Interior Ministry delegation and the delegation of KGB border troops

    The Czechoslovak and Soviet delegations discussed the fulfillment of the 1958 joint proceedings on Soviet border troops, further coordination of the border organs of both parties, the relay of technical equipment at the border and joint actions for border searches. Also on the agenda was the easing of border passage in times of emergency for citizens of both states.

  • June, 1961

    Record of proceedings between the Soviet KGB and the Interior Ministry of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic on the expansion of intelligence cooperation

    This document chronicles what was discussed between the KGB and Czechoslovak Interior Ministry concerning the coordination of intelligence and counter-intelligence acquisition and joint implementation of some of these measures. Global foreign policy and intelligence measures are discussed in places as diverse as the USA, NATO countries, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, the Vatican, Guatemala, Cuba, the Congo, Angola, Indonesia, India, England and France. The Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the Soviet Union pledge to fight perceived imperialist threats from the USA in Latin America, Africa, the Near and Middle East and Southeast Asia. The document lists companies of interest to the two parties, primarily scientific, armament and machine factories and companies.

  • July 08, 1961

    Letter from Chairman of the USSR Committee of State Security A. Shelepin to Minister of Internal Affairs of Czechoslovakia Lubomír Štrougal

    The Soviet Committee of State Security invites a delegation of senior officials from Czechoslovakian Ministry of Internal Affairs to visit Moscow.

  • June 12, 1962

    Record of a Conversation about the Results of Cooperation and Further Coordination of Intelligence and Counterintelligence Activities between the MVD of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the KGB under the USSR Council of Ministers

    Discussion about potential exchange of intelligence and assistance between the two intelligence agencies.

  • June 15, 1962

    Letter to Minister of Interior Lubomír Štrouga, 'Jaroslav Mercl – Proposal to Send Him to British Guiana'

    A letter sent on behalf of the Head of 1st Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior regarding a proposal to send Jaroslav Mercl to British Guiana to make a confidential probe "of a political character, including the preparation for the opening of diplomatic relations between both countries after British Guiana gains independence."

  • July 02, 1962

    Agreement about Cooperation between the Committee for State Security under the USSR Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic

    The two delegations outline ways to unite their security apparatuses in the fight against subversive activity. Bilateral measures to be taken include the implementation of material and informational exchanges on hostile individuals and the sharing of news on the form and manner of unfriendly activity.

  • August 17, 1962

    Letter to Minister of Interior Lubomír Štrougal, Report on 'Business Trip of Jaroslav Mercl to British Guyana'

    Letter from Plk. (colonel) Houska to Minister of the Interior Lubomír Štrougal giving a summary of the report submitted by Jaroslav Mercl on a business trip/confidential probe in British Guyana. The report indicates that the Prime Minister, Cheddi Jagan, and his party are trying to gain independence and are strongly interested in gaining economic aid from socialist countries, including Czechoslovakia.

  • March 28, 1963

    Letter from Velebil to 2nd Department of the 1st Directorate, 'Abstract from the Telegram no. 80 from Havana from 25 March 1963'

    Message regarding a Soviet telegram to the Czechoslovak intelligence service. The Soviets or "friends" want to establish a trade mission in British Guiana and ask if Czechoslovakia has any current connection, which they do not but hope to establish one in the near future.

  • April 26, 1963

    Agreement between the Soviet and Czechoslovak state security bodies on the terms of delivery for specialized technology and the related bookkeeping procedure

    This document details how to improve ties between the state security forces of the Soviet Union and Czechoslovak Republic. It refers to the terms of direct delivery of specialized technology associated with a military delivery plan. There is also discussion on bookkeeping methods so both nations can register the delivery. The protocol is designed to improve coordination of reciprocal deliveries of specialized technology.

  • June 24, 1963

    Agreement between representatives of Soviet and Czechoslovak security authorities on how to enhance security coordination

    This agreement between the representatives of seven Soviet and seven Czechoslovak security agencies relates to enhanced security coordination between the two countries. The parties agree to share technological changes, various resources and intelligence that is relevant to state security.

  • July 15, 1964

    Proposal to the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, 'Help to the People’s Progressive Party of British Guiana'

    Proposal and resolution for Czechoslovak assistance to the People's Progressive Party of British Guiana.

  • March 26, 1965

    Record of a Conversation between Representatives of the USSR Committee of State Security and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic Concerning Questions of the Cooperation of the Covert Inspection of Mail Services

    The CSSR and the USSR intelligence services agree to share information regarding suspicious mail correspondence.

  • June 23, 1965

    Final Report, File Number 1667

    Final Report on the closing of the Czechoslovak intelligence file 1667 on British Guiana.

  • July 04, 1965

    Summary Record of the Discussions CSSR MVD and KGB Delegations

    This report summarizes extended cooperation measures undertaken by representatives of the Czechoslovak and Soviet security agencies. Methods to increase cooperation include the exchange of operational and scientific technology and enhanced coordination between operational agencies to combat espionage and ideological diversion.

  • June 16, 1966

    Plan of the Reception of a CSSR MVD Delegation Arriving in Moscow on 21 June 1966

    Agenda and time table for the delegation's visit.