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August 11, 1977

CC CPSU POLITBURO TRANSCRIPT (EXCERPT)

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    CC CPSU Politburo transcript (excerpt) discussing the Ethiopian appeal for assistance
    "CC CPSU Politburo transcript (excerpt)," August 11, 1977, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, APRF, f. 3, op. 120, d. 37, ll. 51, 56; translated by Svetlana Savranskaya. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/111856
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CC CPSU Politburo transcript,
11 August 1977 (excerpt)

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MEETING OF THE
CC CPSU POLITBURO
11 August 1977

Chaired by: Comrade KIRILENKO, A.P.
Attended: Comrades Y.V. Andropov, F.D. Kulakov, K.T. Mazurov, A.Y. Pel'she, P.N. Demichev, M.S. Solomentsev, I.V. Kapitonov, M.V. Zimianin, Y.P. Riabov, K.V. Rusakov.


[. . .]11. On additional measures for normalization of the situation in the Horn of Africa and on assistance and support for the leadership of Ethiopia. (The issue was presented by comrades Andropov, Kuznetsov, Sokolov).


KIRILENKO: Leonid llych [Brezhnev] requested that the Ethiopian appeal be considered as soon as possible, and to do everything possible to give them the necessary assistance. He entrusted Comrades Gromyko, Ustinov, and Andropov to prepare proposals. The Comrades have fulfilled the assignment.


MAZUROV, ANDROPOV, PELSHE emphasize the importance of the proposed measures for assistance to Ethiopia.
The resolution was adopted.


[Source: APRF, f. 3, op. 120, d. 37, ll. 51, 56; translated by Svetlana Savranskaya.]