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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 1949

    The Kurds and the Russians

    Document describes a meeting between a Russian official and an unnamed Kurdish man who is a Kurdish nationalist. They exchange information on 'army secrets.'

  • 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 18, 1949

    Project against the Kurds

    Report on Russian efforts to gather intelligence on Anglo-American activities related to Kurdish political parties in the Middle East.

  • June 30, 1949

    Russian Interest in the Kurds

    The Journalist Informer reports Russia's continued interest in Kurdish actions in Syria, provides information on recent Kurdish activity.

  • July 26, 1949

    Kurdish Youth Society

    Report on the Kurdish organization Khūybūn [Xoybûn].

  • August 08, 1949

    Kurdish Newspaper

    Short report on the publication and distribution of an Iraqi Kurdish newspaper.

  • August 18, 1949

    Kurdish Activities against Turkey

    Report regarding the distribution of posters by a new Kurdish party in eastern Turkey.

  • 1950

    Kurdish Activists

    A list of Kurdish activists including their whereabouts and activities.

  • 1950

    Kurdish Communist Activities

    A list of the Kurdish organizations involved in Communism, names of Kurdish communists and numbers of Kurds in the Communist Party in the Jazeera region.

  • 1951

    Kurdish Parties and Societies

    Document describes several Kurdish political parties including the Kurdish communists. Describes their political goals, their leadership, and their influence.

  • 1951

    Kurdish Groupings

    Describes the political alliances of various Kurdish groups, with information on the left-wing alliance between the Kurdish communist party and other major Kurdish parties.

  • January 07, 1951

    Kurdish Conference in Baku

    Report on a conference of Kurds in Baku convened to organize various Kurdish independence efforts.

  • 1960

    The Kurds in Al Jazeera

    Report on a coup plot against Turkish Prime Minister Adnan Menderes, Kurdish activities in al-Jazeera and Soviet interest in Kurdish activities.