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January 29, 1980

DECREE OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CC CPSUM GRANTING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF AFGHANISTAN IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 1000 KWT MEDIUM-WAVE RADIO BROADCASTING STATION

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    CC CPSU decree, approving aid necessary to build a radio station in the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. The USSR Ministry of Communication provided technical assistance to install the communication system.
    "Decree of the Secretariat of the CC CPSUm Granting Technical Assistance to the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan in the Construction of a 1000 kWt Medium-Wave Radio Broadcasting Station," January 29, 1980, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Translated for CWIHP by Gary Goldberg. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/114468
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Nº 195/59gs of 29.1.1980

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DECREE

of the Secretariat of the CC CPSU

Granting Technical Assistance to the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan in the Construction of a 1000 kWt Medium-Wave Radio Broadcasting Station

Approve the draft USSR Council of Ministers instruction regarding this issue (attached).

[Translator’s note: there are many signatures at the bottom of this page, only a few of them readable, e.g. Ponomarev, Skachkov, Talyzin, Simonov, Smirtyukov); to the left is the number “6” crossed out and replaced by “12” and the date “14.1.80” crossed out and replaced by “18.1.1980”; at the bottom it says “With a copy of the note to GKEhS and the USSR Ministry of Communications” and “distributed 29.01.80, Khalturina”]

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to Point 59gs, Minutes Nº 195

Draft

USSR COUNCIL OF MINISTERS

INSTRUCTION

[date not filled in] 1980

Moscow, the Kremlin

I. In connection with an appeal by the Afghan side consent to the granting of technical assistance in 1980-1983 in the construction and operation of a 1000 kWt medium-wave radio broadcasting station on the territory of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.

To pay the expenses associated with giving this assistance, grant the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan a credit in the sum of up to 10 million rubles at 3-4 percent annual interest with repayment over 10 years, beginning two years after the corresponding part is used.

GKEhS jointly with the USSR Ministry of Communications is to hold talks with the Afghan side and write up the agreement reached in an appropriate document.

2. The USSR Ministry of Communications is to ensure the performance of the obligations of the Soviet side to grant technical assistance to the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan in building and operating the above radio station.

3. The Ministry of the Communications Equipment Industry is to deliver to the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan in 1981-1982 according to production orders of the general supplier, the USSR Ministry of Communications, a 1000 kWt medium-wave radio transmitter complete with the regulating equipment, spare parts, and measuring devices needed for regulating work and operation.

4. The USSR Ministry of Installation and Special Construction Work [Minmontazhspetsstroy] is to manufacture and deliver to the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan in 1981 according to production orders of the general supplier, the USSR Ministry of Communications, the complete metalwork of the antenna system and send specialists to the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan to install the delivered metalwork.

Chairman

of the USSR Council of Ministers

A. Kosygin

[two illegible signatures]