The Katyn Affair (A Brief Memo)
A Soviet record, probably dated from 1976, that offers an official CPSU stance on the Katyn massacre. The memo also describes various post-war "provocations" by the United States and other Western nations to bring attention to the Katyn massacre and inflame Soviet-Polish relations.
March 30, 1976
Note, Yu. Andropov, V. Kuznetsov, and K. Katushev to the CPSU Central Committee
Yu. Andropov and other Soviet officials propose that, due to the "anti-Soviet campaign" concerning the Katyn massacre in the West, Poland and the Soviet Union should coordinate countermeasures.
April 05, 1976
Excerpt from Minutes Nº 3 of the CPSU CC Politburo Meeting of 5 April 1976, 'Measures to Counteract Western Propaganda about the so-called “Katyn Affair”'
The CPSU Central Committee issues five directives to combat the "anti-Soviet" campaign concerning the Katyn massacre.