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  • March 17, 1968

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, TOP SECRET, No. 76.068, Urgent

    The Embassy of Romania in the DPRK reports on discussions held between DPRK Minister of National Defense, Kim Changbong, and Leonid Brezhnev on Soviet intervention in the event that an armed conflict were to break out in Korea.

  • 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.

  • April 09, 1968

    Secret Speech by Leonid I. Brezhnev CPSU CC Plenum, 'About Current Problems of the International Situation and the Struggle of the CPSU for the Cohesion of the World Communist Movement'

    An excerpt on Cuba from Communist Party of the Soviet Union General Secretary Leonid I. Brezhnev's secret speech, “About Current Problems of the International Situation and the Struggle of the CPSU for the Cohesion of the World Communist Movement,” to the CPSU CC Plenum on 9 April 1968.

  • April 09, 1968

    Excerpts from Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev’s speech at the April 1968 Plenum of the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party

    Brezhnev discusses negotiations with the United States over the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

  • April 09, 1968

    Excerpt from Leonid Brezhnev’s Speech at the April (1968) CC CPSU Plenum, "On the Current Problems of the International Situation and on the Struggle of the CPSU for the Unity of the International Communist Movement"

    Brezhnev describes the recent development of the Pueblo Incident, which includes the increase in US military deployment to the East and intentions of DPRK and USSR to strengthen ties.

  • April 10, 1968

    Comment by Defense Minister Marshal Andrei Gretchko to CPSU CC, 10 April 1968

    A comment by Defense Minister Marshal Andrei Gretchko to the CPSU CC on 10 April 1968 regarding the Soviet Union's relations with Cuba. He says, "We provide all-sided aid to Cuba, including considerable military aid. Thousands of Soviet military specialists, i.e., officers, sergeants, and soldiers, are stationed in Cuba, protecting its security, training its forces. However, all of this does not meet with appropriate recognition on the part of the Cuban leaders."

  • April 12, 1968

    Memorandum, Permanent Mission of Hungary to the U.N. to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Memorandum of conversations between Hungarian delegate to the UN with Soviet, Yugoslav and Romanian counterparts on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

  • 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 23, 1968

    Memorandum On the Visit of the Party and Government Delegation of the GDR, led by Comrade Prof. Dr. Kurt Hager, with the General Secretary of the KWP and Prime Minister of the DPRK, Comrade Kim Il Sung, on 16 April 1968, 5:00p.m. until 6:50 p.m.

    In a meeting with Dr. Kurt Hager, Kim Il Sung fully says he fully supports East Germany GDR and describes North Korea's relations with other Communist countries.

  • 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 26, 1968

    Current Essential questions in the Soviet Union's Politics of Ensuring European Security

    A copy of a memorandum entitled "current essential questions in the Soviet Union's Politics of Ensuring European Security" submitted by the GDR Ministry of Foreign Affairs' director of the Soviet Union Department to the directors of the West German and West European Departments for comment. The document outlines Soviet policy and goals towards West Germany and Western Europe in early 1968.

  • April 30, 1968

    India Department of Atomic Energy, Press Release, 'India and the USSR Sign Protocol for Collaboration in the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy.

    A press release from the Indian Department of Atomic Energy announcing that the Soviet Union would be sending a delegation of scientists to India and summarizes the history of nuclear assistance from the Soviet Union.

  • 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

    Record of Conversation between Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR Aleksei Kosygin and North Korean Ambassador in the USSR Jeong Du-hwan

    DPRK diplomat, Jeong Du-hwan expresses his satisfaction about the mutual relationship between the DPRK and the Soviet Union. He discusses the Pueblo incident, and remarks on the increased tension on the Korean peninsula and in the far east. A.N. Kosgygin describes in frank detail, the continuous economic co-operation that the Soviet Union has with the DPRK.

  • 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 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.

  • May 18, 1968

    Notes by Gen. M. Spasov on a Statement by Y. Andropov during a Bulgarian State Security Visit to Moscow