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  • December 05, 1989

    Record of Conversation between M. S. Gorbachev and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the FRG H.D. Genscher

    Record of a conversation between M.S. Gorbachev and H.D. Genscher discussing Helmut Kohl's Ten Points. Genscher expresses interest in negotiating with FRG and passing reforms in the GDR.

  • December 06, 1989

    Rezső Nyers’s Typed Notes to Miklós Németh on Gorbachev’s Briefing on the Malta Summit on 4 December

    An official report by Nyers about the Malta Summit prepared for Prime Minister Miklós Németh.

  • December 06, 1989

    Record of Conversation between M. S. Gorbachev and President of France F. Mitterrand

    Gorbachev and Mitterrand discuss with concern German unification and Helmut Kohl's 10-point plan.

  • December 06, 1989

    Report of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs [F. Somogyi] for the Council of Ministers about the Meeting of the leaders of the Warsaw Pact on 4 December

    Summary of the meeting of the leaders of the Warsaw Pact. The document is not signed, but it is highly likely it was authorized by Ferenc Somogyi, Deputy Minister of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who was present at the meeting in Moscow.

  • December 07, 1989

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the special plenary session of the CC of the CPB to deal with demands by the ‘Bulgarian Democratic Forces Association’ to have free elections and a multi-party system

  • December 07, 1989

    Johann Plattner, Austrian Foreign Ministry, 'Program of Chancellor Kohl on German unification; Reaction of the Western states'

    The document outlines other countries' reactions to the prospect of German Reunification. The fears of France, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg are cataloged. In addition, Western allies such as the United States, United Kingdom, and France are marked as being hopeful for the upcoming reunion of the two states.

  • December 07, 1989

    Information Note from the Romanian Embassy in Berlin to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Information Note from the Romanian Embassy in Berlin to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the resignation of Egon Krenz, the scheduled Extraordinary Congress of the SED and its planned break with Stalinism, the beginning of ‘warning’ strikes, and the general movement of the GDR towards forming a federation with the FRG

  • December 10, 1989

    Information Note from the Romanian Embassy in Sofia to the [Romanian] Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Note from the Romanian Embassy in Sofia to the [Romanian] Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding street protests in Bulgaria due to disapproval with the measures adopted by the special plenum of the CC CPB

  • December 11, 1989

    Letter from CPSU General Secretary Mikhail S. Gorbachev to Afghan Government

    Gorbachev discusses the necessity of intra-Afghan peace talks. At the same time, the Soviet Union will provide military assistance, weapons, and aircraft to Afghanistan to retaliate against opposition.

  • December 11, 1989

    Telegram of the Hungarian Embassy in Moscow about V. M. Falin’s Briefing on the Malta Summit on 11 December

    V.M. Falin, Head of the International Department of the Central Committee of the CPSU, provides a briefing about the Malta Summit.

  • December 12, 1989

    Ciphered Telegram No. 227, Embassy of Hungary in Pakistan to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Short report on talks with the chairman of the Pakistani Atomic Energy Commission. Pakistan wants to purchase a nuclear power plant control system from Hungary.

  • December 13, 1989

    Letter by Ognyan Doynov to Delegates of the People’s Assembly

    Letter by Ognyan Doynov to delegates of the People’s Assembly criticizing Zhivkov and his retinue and calling for those who worked under Zhivkov to give way to new leadership

  • December 18, 1989

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Moscow to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bucharest)

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Moscow to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bucharest) regarding the issuing of visas for Romania to Soviet citizens, particularly to Soviet Jews who have permission to emigrate to Israel, and asking whether to issue visas to Romanians who live in the Soviet Union for vacation purposes

  • December 18, 1989

    Letter by People’s Representative and Candidate BCP CC Politburo Member Andrey Lukanov to Stanko Todorov, Chairman of the People’s Assembly

    Letter by People’s Representative and Candidate BCP CC Politburo Member Andrey Lukanov to Stanko Todorov, Chairman of the People’s Assembly countering Doynov’s statements concerning him

  • December 20, 1989

    Letter from Shevardnadze to Gorbachev

    Letter from Shevardnadze to Gorbachev discussing the events in Romania and the limitation to news sources, primarily from the West, of information regarding these events

  • December 21, 1989

    Draft CPSU CC Decree Concerning the Complete Withdrawal of Soviet Troops from Mongolia

    A draft decree attached to the Central Committee's report on the withdrawal of Soviet military forces from Mongolia.

  • December 21, 1989

    Memorandum of Conversation with the Ambassador of the SRR [Socialist Republic of Romania] in the USSR, I. Bucur

    Memorandum of conversation with the Ambassador of the SRR [Socialist Republic of Romania] in the USSR, I. Bucur regarding the events in Timisoara, expressing confusion about comments by Romanian officials concerning planned intervention by the Soviet Union

  • December 21, 1989

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Moscow to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Moscow to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding Romanian disapproval with Soviet mass media portrayal of events in Timisoara

  • December 21, 1989

    Information Note from the Romanian Embassy in Moscow to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Note from the Romanian Embassy in Moscow to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding a discussion with the Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister concerning events in Timisoara and Ceausescu’s disapproval with Soviet official declarations concerning the events

  • December 21, 1989

    Report Concerning the Complete Withdrawal of Soviet Troops from Mongolia

    This report states that the Mongolian authorities requested that Soviet troops be withdrawn following the 1989 Sino-Soviet summit and rapprochement. The writers included a draft decree ordering the removal of troops by July of 1991.