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  • January 04, 1968

    Report of the Meeting of a Special Leadership of the HV KSČ [Main Committee of the Czechoslovak Communist Party] on January 4, 1968

    Conversation among Czechoslovak Communist Party leaders regarding functions and positions within the military and calling for a plenum the next day to resolve disputes.

  • January 04, 1968

    Report by the Bulgarian Foreign Minister on the Ministerial Meeting in Warsaw on the Situation in the Middle East, 19-21 December 1967

    Ivan Bashev presents a report on the CPSU-organized meeting in Warsaw, where Eastern European government officials exchanged views on the situation in the Middle East. Among the discussed topics were the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Yemeni Civil War, and recent developments in Iraq.

  • January 23, 1968

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry, 23 January 1968

    North Korea asks Czechoslovakia not to reprint Chinese Red Guard publications about Kim Il Sung.

  • January 29, 1968

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, TOP SECRET, No. 76.027, Urgent

    The Embassy of Romania in the DPRK summarizes a recent meeting held with M. Golub, the Ambassador of Czechoslovakia to Pyongyang, and discusses U.S.-North Korean negotiations and the Soviet response to the USS Pueblo crisis.

  • February 28, 1968

    Note from P. Shelest to CPSU Central Committee

    A note from P. Shelest to the CC CSPU regarding a suspicious incident relating to Czechoslovak unrest.

  • March 13, 1968

    Informal remarks by Czechoslovak Chief of General Staff, Gen. Otakar Rytír, at a Confidential Meeting of General Staff Officials, Prague

    General Otakar Rytír examines Czechoslovakia’s role within the Warsaw Treaty and discusses how it must be militarily independent, while still remaining loyal to the USSR.

  • March 21, 1968

    Memorandum from the Secretary of the Transcarpathian Oblast, Ukrainian CP about tensions in Czechoslovakia

    A report on a conversation between Yu. V. Il’nyts’kyi, Secretary of the Transcarpathian Oblast of the Ukrainian CP, and Jan Koscelanský, 1st Secretary of the KSC’s East Slovakia regional committee on the developing situation in Czechoslovakia.

  • March 29, 1968

    Record of the Plenum of the Bulgarian Communist Party Central Communist, Sofia

    Excerpts of the Minutes of discussion from the Bulgarian Communist Party Plenum regarding the situation in Czechoslovakia.

  • May 23, 1968

    Conversation with the Consul-General of the CSSR in Kyiv, J. Gorak

    B. BAKLANOV, Third Secretary of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, relates a conversation initiated by J. Gorak, the Czechoslovak Consul-General.

  • April 25, 1968

    Report by P. Shelest on the April 1968 Plenum of the CC CPSU

    P. Shelest delivers a report at a Party meeting on the April 1968 Plenum of the CPSU Central Committee, with particular focus on the stepped-up activity of revisionist, Zionist, and anti-socialist forces in [Czechoslovakia]."

  • April 27, 1968

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Pak Seong-cheol voices North Korea's views on the capture of the USS Pueblo, relations among communist countries, and events in Czechoslovakia.

  • April 30, 1968

    Transcarpathian Oblast First Secretary Yu. Ilnytskyi's Report to P. Shelest

    Yu. Ilnytskyi reports on his 29 April 1968 conversation with the first secretary of the KSC’s East Slovakia regional committee, Cde. Ján Koscelanský, on the on-going situation in Czechoslovakia.

  • May 06, 1968

    Cable from the CSSR Embassy, Peking, 'Thesis and Proposals for the Development of an Action Plan of the Communist Party and Government of Czechoslovakia regarding the Relations between Czechoslovakia and Chinese People’s Republic'

    Proposals for Communist Party action regarding the CPR activity, including overall objectives in the CSSR-PRC relationship, general foreign policy outlook, and specific measures like fighting against the theory of "two Chinas."

  • May 12, 1968

    Yu. Ilnytskyi Reports on Items from the Czechoslovak Media

    On Certain Items Featured in Czechoslovak Television Broadcasts and in the Newspaper ‘Rudé právo'.

  • May 14, 1968

    Report by KGB Lt. Col Demochko on a Meeting with "Czechoslovak Friends"

  • May 14, 1968

    KGB Lt. Col. A. Zhabchenko's Report to the Ukrainian SSR's Council of Ministers

  • May 14, 1968

    P. Shelest Reports on Cde. Il’nyts’kyi's and Cde. Rusyn's Visit to Czechoslovakia

  • May 14, 1968

    Report by KGB Lt. Col. Zabchenko on his meeting with a Slovakian Interior Ministry Colonel

  • May 15, 1968

    P. Shelest Supplements his Earlier Report on the Activities of Cdes. Il’nyts’kyi and Belousov in Czechoslovakia.

  • May 17, 1968

    A Memorandum to the Ukrainian Committee on State Security Regarding Counterintelligence Difficulties

    A memo stating the difficulties of finding sufficient manpower for counter-intelligence given the crisis in Czechoslovakia.