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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • April 21, 1949

    Armed Gangs in Zghorta

    Short document regarding armed gangs in Zghorta and their connection to the Russians.

  • April 22, 1949

    Russian Activities in Lebanon

    Short document describing a meeting between a Russian agent living in Syria and a member of the Russian Legation in Beirut.

  • May 11, 1949

    Assyrian Movement in Lebanon

    The Journalist Informer writes that a mechanic named [Yaasi Harmaz Hajr] arrived from Mosul and contacted the Assyrian Doctor Sakhmūn Mākalah, one of the main workers for the Russian Legation working on the issue of Assyrians in Beirut.

  • May 11, 1949

    Kurdish Activities in Lebanon

    The Journalist Informer describes Ṣalaḥ al-Dīn al-Ḥaj's visit to Beirut from Damascus, his meeting at the Russian Legation with Mr. Pisrenko and his involvement with the Kurdish party and independence movement in Syria.

  • June 03, 1949

    Armenian Communist Activities

    Report regarding the efforts of the secretary of the Russian Legation in Lebanon to bring young communist Armenians in Syria and Lebanon back to Armenia.

  • June 09, 1949

    Zionist Activities in Lebanon

    A report on the movements of Murad Hayim Dana, who is working with Viktor [Tamān].

  • June 23, 1949

    Syrian Movement in Lebanon

    Report on a Syrian air colonel/intelligence officer's movements in Beirut; his contacts with the Russian and Yugoslav legations.

  • July 06, 1949

    Russian Interest in Members of the Parti Populaire Syrien

    The Journalist Informer speaks to a member of the Russian legation who informs him of Russian interest in the PPS's recent activities.

  • July 06, 1949

    Russian Interest in Members of the Parti Populaire Syrien

    The Journalist Informer gathers more information on Russian interest in the Arab nationalists of the PPS.

  • July 11, 1949

    ‘Umar al-Fakhūrī's [Omar al Fakhoury] Seminar

    A report on a meeting between Ra'īf Khūrī and a member of the Russian legation regarding finding a place to hold 'Umar al-Fakhūrī's seminar.

  • July 14, 1949

    German Officer in Lebanon

    Report on a German pilot in the Syrian army, his visit to Beirut and Russian interest in Germans working for the Syrian Army.

  • July 14, 1949

    The Circassians

    The Journalist Informer receives information on the movement of a [Circassian] in Beirut.

  • July 18, 1949

    Islamic Conference in Mecca

    Report on plans for an Islamic conference in Mecca, instructions to the Russian legation to find out what activities are taking place at the conference

  • July 19, 1949

    Untitled report on Soviet moves against the Marshall Plan

    The Soviet legation distribute books in English, French and Arabic arguing against the Marshall Plan.

  • July 20, 1949

    Pacifist Committees

    Regarding Russian attempts to design and support global pacifist groups through which to promote communism.

  • July 20, 1949

    Union of Democratic Youth

    The Russian legation receives invitations from the Global Union of Democratic Youth for various leftist organizations within Lebanon.

  • July 21, 1949

    A Briton at the Russian Legation

    Information on the activities of a stranger who the Journalist informer saw leaving the Russian legation.

  • July 22, 1949

    Russia and the Kurds

    A group of Kurds visit the Russian legation in order to discuss the current situation in the Jazeera region of Syria.

  • July 22, 1949

    The Russians and Selling Gold

    The Journalist informer reports that the Russian legation is selling gold in order to fund communist propaganda and the party's political activities.

  • August 01, 1949

    Circassian Activities

    The Journalist informer passes on information from the Russian legation regarding the movements of Russian agents in Damascus.