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  • August 07, 1964

    Declaration of the Government of the People’s Republic of Albania Concerning the Aggressive Miilitary operations of the US against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam on August 7, 1964

    This document is a declaration of the People’s Republic of Albania decrying the American military's actions on August 7 targeted against North Vietnam. According to the Albanian government, these operations endangered peace in Indochina and Southeast Asia in general in addition to violating the Geneva Convention of 1954. The American 7th Fleet and the American Air Force, along with South Vietnamese government forces, provoked a retaliatory action from North Vietnam. In addition, the Albanian government believes the Americans dispatched spies and saboteurs to North Vietnam. The Albanian government fully supports the sovereignty and independence of the North Vietnamese people in their struggle against the Americans. This declaration was distributed to all foreign diplomatic envoys in Albania.

  • April 25, 1958

    Declaration of the National Union Front

  • July 17, 1950

    Decree No 18 of the DPRK Military Committee of 17 July 1950: The Food Situation in Seoul

    A DPRK military report on the occupation of Seoul during the Korean War.

  • September 28, 1942

    Decree No. 2352 cc of Ukrainian State Committee of Defence

    This famous, de-classified document officially started the Soviet atomic project aimed at producing the nuclear bomb. The second point of this document orders the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences to establish a plan for the project of Uranium enrichment. F. Lange, a scientist from the Ukraine Institute of Physics and Technology, was appointed as head of this project because he worked previously on theoretical aspects of Uranium enrichment.

  • June 24, 1944

    Decree by the USSR Council of People’s Commissars on Establishing a School in Tabriz

    A decree by Molotov discussing plans to establish a school in Tabriz with instruction in the Azerbaijani language.

  • August 03, 1960

    Decree from N.S. Khrushchev and M. Smirtyukov on Cosmonaut Training Center

    USSR Council of Ministers Decree entitled “The Preparation of a Manned Spaceflight,” approved full-on preparations for a human spaceflight.

  • July 06, 1945

    Decree of the CC CPSU Politburo to Mir Bagirov CC Secretary of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan, 'Measures to Organize a Separatist Movement in Southern Azerbaijan and Other Provinces of Northern Iran'

    The Soviet leadership informs the leadership of the CPAz CC of the decisions taken regarding the need to organize a separatist movement in Northern Iran. The document sets up a step by step plan to insure that the population in Northern Iran can be manipulated to declare independence and join the Azerbaijan SSR.

  • November 15, 1978

    Decree of the CC CPSU Secretariat Concerning an appeal to the Czechoslovak Communist Party about K. Babrak

    The Soviets condemn subversive activity against the PDPA, the primary Afghan and pro-Soviet political party. Such actions, according to the Soviet leadership, cause significant instability and political unrest in the region.

  • April 29, 1989

    Decree of the CC CPSU Secretariat, 'The Issue of the Events in the City of Tbilisi'

    Decree approving the creation of a commission to study the situation in Tbilisi and the demonstrations which occurred on 9 April, 1989.

  • June 26, 1974

    Decree of the CPSU CC - Information for the Leaders of the Progressive Afghan Political Organizations 'Parcham' and 'Khalq' Concerning the Results of the Visit of Mohammed Daud to the USSR

    This document provides information for the leaders of the progressive Afghan political parties; and results of the CC elections.

  • September 26, 1957

    Decree of the CPSU Central Committee Presidium, 'On the Launch of an Artificial Satellite of the Earth'

    Presidium (Politburo) decree approving launch of satellite

  • January 05, 1959

    Decree of the CPSU Central Committee and USSR Council of Ministers on Biomedical Research

    Central Committee and Council of Ministers Decree titled “On Strengthening Scientific-Research Work in the Field of Biomedical Support to Spaceflight” that transformed the Institute of Aviation Medicine to the Institute of Aviation and Space Medicine.

  • May 22, 1959

    Decree of the CPSU Central Committee and USSR Council of Ministers on Vostok

    Decree of the Central Committee and Council of Ministers officially titled “On the Object Vostok,” approving the development of the Vostok reconnaissance satellite.

  • October 11, 1960

    Decree of the CPSU Central Committee and USSR Council of Ministers on the Object Vostok-3A

    Decree issued by the Central Committee and the Council of Ministers entitled “On the Object Vostok-3A” approving the plan to carry out a human spaceflight in December 1960.

  • June 21, 1945

    Decree of the GOKO [State Defense Committee] No. 9168SS, 'Geological Prospecting Work for Oil in Northern Iran'

    Decree ordering '"Azneft" [Azerbaijani Oil] Association to supervise geological prospecting for oil deposits in northern Iran under the direction of Narkomneft, the USSR Oil Ministry.

  • February 13, 1954

    Decree of the Presidium of the Ukrainian Supreme Soviet, 'Concerning the Submission of the RSFSR Supreme Soviet Presidium Concerning the Issue of the Transfer of the Crimean Oblast to the Ukrainian SSR'

    Decree by the Ukrainian SSR (here abbreviated USSR) approving of the transfer of Crimea to Ukraine.

  • February 05, 1954

    Decree of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Council of Ministers, 'Concerning the Transfer of the Crimean Oblast' from the RSFSR to the UkSSR'

    Decree announcing the transfer of Crimea from the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic to the Ukrainian Socialist Soviet Republic (here abbreviated USSR).

  • January 29, 1980

    Decree of the Secretariat of the CC CPSUm Granting Technical Assistance to the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan in the Construction of a 1000 kWt Medium-Wave Radio Broadcasting Station

    CC CPSU decree, approving aid necessary to build a radio station in the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. The USSR Ministry of Communication provided technical assistance to install the communication system.

  • April 02, 1966

    Decree of the Secretariat of the CC of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Instructions to the Soviet Representatives of the 64th Session of the International Olympic Committee in April 1966

    Voting instructions for the location of the 1972 summer and winter Olympic Games.

  • October 09, 1986

    Decree of the Secretary of the CC CPSU, 09 October 1986

    Concerns the KGB in Kabul and the help of the Iraqi Communist Party.