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  • January 04, 1945

    Working Notes of V.M. Molotov on the 'Zones of Action' of the Soviet and the Anglo-American Troops

    A brief note by Molotov on the recognition of the Polish government.

  • January 04, 1945

    From the Diary of V. A. Zorin - Record of Conversation with Ambassador of Czechoslovakia on the Recognition of the Polish Interim Government

    A diary entry of V.A. Zorin's that discusses a conversation with Czechoslovakian Ambassador to the Soviet Union, Zdenek Firlinger. The two discussed the recognition of the Polish Interim Government by Czechoslovakia.

  • March 06, 1945

    Letter from President Roosevelt to Stalin on an Acceptable Compromise Regarding the Composition of the Postwar Polish Government, 6 February 1945

    Letter from President Roosevelt to Stalin on an Acceptable Compromise Regarding the Composition of the Postwar Polish Government; discussing Soviet actions and the Polish government.

  • March 31, 1945

    Telephoned Telegram from Soviet Ambassador to Poland V. Z. Lebedev to I. V. Stalin and M. V. Molotov

    Ambassador Lebedev reports about an appeal from the underground group "Stronnitstvo Ludove" to the Military Commandant of Krakow with a proposal for negotiations with the Polish Leadership.

  • April 03, 1945

    Report from Soviet Ambassador to Poland V. Z. Lebedev to V. M. Molotov

    Ambassador Lebedev reports the contents of a telegram from Veslav (Władysław Gomułka) about the situation in the Polish Underground.

  • November 14, 1945

    Gomulka’s Memorandum of a Conversation with Stalin

    Stalin and Gomulka discuss Polish political structure, domestic policy, and foreign relations.

  • August 19, 1946

    Record of Conversation between I. V. Stalin and the Leaders of the Polish Socialist Party E. Osubka-Morawski, St. Shwalbe, and Yu. Cyrankiewicz

    Stalin and the leaders of the Polish Socialist Party discuss the role of the party in the political development of Poland.

  • November 24, 1946

    Osóbka Morawski's Notes of a Conversation with Stalin in Sochi Held by PPR and PPS Delegations

    Morawski notes a conversation he had with Soviet officials, including Stalin, regarding his party's (PPS) political stance in regards to future elections in Poland.

  • August 15, 1948

    Boleslaw Bierut's Notes to a Conversation with Josef Stalin on approximately 15 August 1948

    Bierut and Stalin discuss plans for post-war Poland. Topics include the position of right-leaning groups in Poland and relationships with other Communist countries.

  • April 14, 1961

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Poland, 'Work Summary for the Chinese Embassy in Poland, 1960, and Plans for 1961'

    The Chinese Embassy in Poland reviews the state of China's relations with Poland in 1960-1961.

  • August 16, 1961

    Cable from the Party Committee at the Chinese Embassy in Poland, 'Regarding the Results of Discussions related to the Situation in Poland over the Past Six Months'

    The Chinese Embassy reviews Poland's foreign and domestic policies, and concludes that the "Polish United Workers’ Party leadership has a fairly systematic right-deviating brand of nationalism."

  • November 21, 1962

    Telegram from Polish Embassy in Havana (Jeleń), 21 November 1962

    Jelen discusses: Mikoyan's views on Soviet-Cuban differences; Hungary 1956; and the leaders of the Polish Communist Party (KPP).

  • January 31, 1975

    Urgent Note Regarding “the Visit” of K. Mijal in Beijing

    Deputy Foreign Minister Czapla describes the treatment of a leader of a Polish opposition party in Beijing

  • January 28, 1981

    Memorandum from John N. McMahon to the Director of Central Intelligence, '[Redacted] Report'

    Translation of a Polish document describing procedures for introducing martial law. It includes suggestions on labor relations, safeguarding state security, and supplying the populace.

  • January 30, 1981

    Memorandum from John McMahon to the Director of Central Intelligence, '[Redacted] Report'

    Translation of a document concerning the official procedures to transition Poland to martial law. Includes martial law guidelines, objectives, and effects on Polish society.

  • February 11, 1981

    Memorandum from John McMahon to the Secretaries of State and Defense and Director of the National Security Agency, 'Polish Government Plans for the Possible Introduction of Martial Law'

    Translation of document discussing several barriers to the implementation of martial law in Poland. This includes opposition from the Polish United Workers' Party, response to counterrevolutionaries, and dry runs of implementing martial law.

  • February 13, 1981

    Memorandum from John McMahon to the Director of Central Intelligence, '[Redacted] Report'

    Translation of an address made by Polish General Wojciech Jaruzelski. He discusses how Poland's problems are a result of leadership not adhering to Socialist-Leninist ideology and the need for peaceful intervention in Poland.

  • February 24, 1981

    Memorandum from John McMahon to the Secretaries of State and Defense and Director of the National Security Agency, 'Current Situation in the Polish Government and Ministry of Defense'

    Translated document outlines a conversation with Brezhnev where he expresses his concerns over counterrevolutionaries. The threat of young people joining the Solidarnosc movement and GDR & Czechoslovakian propaganda to peace in Poland.

  • March 12, 1981

    Memorandum from John McMahon to the Secretaries of State and Defense and Director of the National Security Agency, '[Redacted] Report'

    Translation discussing how to keep telecommunications and the postal service up during strikes.

  • March 12, 1981

    Memorandum from John McMahon to the Secretaries of State and Defense and Director of the National Security Agency, '[Redacted] Report'

    Translation reveals new economic controls from the Minister of Domestic Trade and Services such as rationing, temporary price controls, and restricted deliveries.