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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • January, 1953

    Message to the Secretary of the CC CPSU G.M. Malenkov from Secretary of the CC of the CP of Azerbaijan M.D. Bagirov about M.I. Ivanova's Dissertation

    Secretary Malenkov reports that M.I. Ivanova's dissertation about the activities of the Iranian Communist Party contained decisions which are "misleading and distort the character and meaning of a number of the most important political events and issues"

  • January 01, 1953

    Soviet Plan to Assassinate Tito

    NKVD plan to assassinate Josip Broz Tito by a Soviet covert agent, codenamed “Max.” The plan envisions assassinating Tito during a private audience during Tito’s forthcoming visit to London, or at a diplomatic reception in Belgrade. This document was not dated.

  • 1953

    Untitled report on relations between Syria and Egypt

    An attempted coup in Egypt casts doubt over the stability of the Syrian government, and Al-Shabeshkeli and Muhammed Najeeb discuss prospects for the future of Syrian-Egyptian cooperation and British-Egyptian engagement.

  • 1953

    Message to CC CPSU G.M. Malenkov about Obstacles in Iranian Azerbaijan

    Malenkov reports complaints about the organization of the Democratic Party of Iranian Azerbaijan in Baku and its radio station.

  • January 02, 1953

    CPSU CC Resolution Approving the Deployment of Border Guards along the Eastern Border of the GDR

    CPSU CC Resolution Approving the Deployment of Border Guards along the Eastern Border of the GDR

  • January 02, 1953

    A Protocol Letter

  • January 03, 1953

    Ciphered Telegram from Razuvaev to Sokolovsky, Transmitting a Letter from Kim Il Sung to Filippov [Stalin]

    Kim Il Sung explains the various reasons for the difficulty in communication. Along with the letter there is a list of communications equipment that the Korean People's Army particularly needs in order to function fully.

  • January 07, 1953

    The Situation within the Syrian Army

  • January 12, 1953

    Message to M.D. Bagirov from Kambakhsh about M.I. Ivanova's Dissertation

    Letter to M.D. Bagirov from Kambakhsh about the contents of M.I. Ivanova's classified dissertation about the Iranian Communist Party.

  • January 19, 1953

    Meeting of the National Liberation Movement

  • January 19, 1953

    National Liberation Movement Committee

  • January 20, 1953

    Eisenhower's Inaugural Address

    Eisenhower's presidential inaugural address after his election in 1952.

  • January 21, 1953

    VGU Information on Activities of the Swiss, Belgian, Dutch and Swedish Intelligences Services

    Report on the intelligence activities of some Western governments in Sofia. The report identifies the main areas of interest of the foreign intelligence services, names of some agents and names of collaborators.

  • January 22, 1953

    Radio Policy Paper

    A CIA memorandum formulates guidelines for RL broadcasts to be conducted by a Coordinating Center of Soviet exiles

  • January 24, 1953

    Note from the Embassy of the Polish Republic in Korea

    A report on North Korea's preparations for war.

  • January 27, 1953

    Note form the Embassy of the Polish Republic in Korea

    The Embassy of the Polish Republic in North Korea reports on production in the DPRK, US intention in Korea, and the agenda of the KWP CC plenum.

  • January 29, 1953

    Akram al Hourani's Activities

  • January 30, 1953

    News from Syria

  • February 01, 1953

    Syrian Activities in Lebanon

  • February 02, 1953

    Memorandum of Conversation, Soviet Ambassador to China A.S. Paniushkin with the Chair of the City People’s Government in Beijing, Peng Zhen, 6 January 1953

    Peng Zhen talked about the great significance for China of the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Regarding difficulties that the CCP struggled with in the first year after the formation of the PRC, Peng Zhen said that at that time the party needed to carry on significant work regarding the ideological reeducation of a significant part of the intelligentsia, which incorrectly understood the role and significance of the Soviet Union in the matter of the victory of the revolution in China.