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  • July 14, 1978

    CPSU CC Politburo Decision

    A decision by the Central Committee regarding continued support of the Ethiopian regime under Mengistu

  • March 18, 1979

    CPSU CC Politburo Decisions on Afghanistan

    CPSU CC Politburo Decisions on Afghanistan assigning roles to expose outside intervention in Afghanistan and to deal with the deteriorating situation

  • September 13, 1979

    CPSU CC Politburo Decisions on Afghanistan (excerpts)

    CPSU CC Politburo Decisions on Afghanistan (excerpts) calling on Puzanov to meet with Taraki and try to mend the rift between Taraki and Amin

  • September 15, 1979

    CPSU CC Politburo Decision with report by Gromyko, Ustinov, and Tsvigun

    CPSU CC Politburo Decision with report by Gromyko, Ustinov, and Tsvigun on Amin’s ultimatums to Taraki, and on how to curtail repression from Amin’s supporters of Taraki’s supporters

  • September 20, 1979

    Excerpt from transcript, CPSU CC Politburo meeting

    Excerpt from transcript, CPSU CC Politburo meeting where Brezhnev expresses his belief that Soviet-Afghan relations will not change significantly due to Amin

  • September 27, 1979

    Meeting of Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko and Afghan Foreign Minister Shah-Valih, New York

    Meeting of Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko and Afghan Foreign Minister Shah-Valih, New York regarding the apperant lack of US policy toward Afghanistan. (excerpt)

  • September 27, 1979

    Minutes of CPSU CC Politburo Meeting (excerpt)

    Minutes of the CPSU CC Politburo Meeting. Carter has appealed to the Soviet Union regarding the issue of the presence of a military brigade in Cuba. The meeting attendees discuss a rough draft response and offer corrections.

  • September 27, 1979

    CPSU CC Politburo Decision with Brezhnev-Carter Hotline Correspondence

    Telegram, in response to the President of the USA, regarding the issue of the Soviet military personnel in Cuba

  • November 05, 1979

    Soviet Defense Minister Ustinov, Report to CPSU CC on Mission to Afghanistan of Deputy Defense Minister Army-Gen. I. G. Pavlovskii

    Soviet Defense Minister Ustinov, Report to CPSU CC on Mission to Afghanistan of Deputy Defense Minister Army-Gen. I. G. Pavlovskii describing military assistance provided by Soviet Union in Afghanistan and areas that necessitate improvement

  • November 29, 1979

    Report on the Situation in Afghanistan, Gromyko, Andropov, Ustinov, and Ponomarev to CPSU CC

    Gromyko, Andropov, Ustinov, and Ponomarev report to CPSU CC on the increased repressions by Amin in Afghanistan. Brezhnev and other Soviet leaders may meet with Amin to discuss economic cooperation between the two countries, relating to petroleum products, food, and industrial goods. These topics are on the path to progressive socioeconomic reforms in the DRA.

  • December 01, 1979

    Personal memorandum Andropov to Brezhnev

    Personal memorandum Andropov to Brezhnev regarding the situation in Afghanistan following Amin’s coup

  • January 17, 1980

    CPSU CC Politburo Decision, On the Situation in Afghanistan

    CPSU CC Politburo decision on measures to be taken regarding the situation in Afghanistan

  • January 17, 1980

    CC CPSU Politburo transcript (excerpt)

    CC CPSU Politburo transcript of a meeting on the situation in Afghanistan and its impact on relations with the West

  • February 05, 1980

    Andropov Report to CPSU CC on Talks with Afghan Leaders

    Andropov Report to CPSU CC on Talks with Afghan Leaders including issues of Party unity in Afghanistan

  • February 07, 1980

    Extract from CPSU CC Politburo Protocol #182, On Andropov's discussions with the leaders of Afghanistan

    CPSU CC Politburo Decisions on Afghanistan regarding the improvement of infrastructure including construction of the Amu Darya bridge and planning a railroad connection in Afghanistan

  • February 07, 1980

    CC CPSU Politburo transcript (excerpt), On Andropov's Conversations with Afghan leaders

    CC CPSU Politburo transcript discussing the improvements in the situation in Afghanistan and potential withdrawal of troops

  • April 10, 1980

    CPSU CC Politburo Decision on Afghanistan, with report by Gromyko, Andropov, Ustinov, and Zagladin, 7 April 1980

    CPSU CC Politburo Decision on Afghanistan, with report by Gromyko-Andropov-Ustinov-Zagladin, 7 April 1980 regarding the role of Soviet troops in Afghanistan under Karmal’s government and that continuing tension with the US

  • June 18, 1980

    CPSU CC Politburo decisions

    CPSU CC Politburo decisions on providing military assistance to Afghanistan and on possibly withdrawing some troops

  • October 02, 1980

    Report by Soviet Defense Minister Ustinov to CPSU CC on 'Foreign Interference' in Afghanistan

    Report by Soviet Defense Minister Ustinov to CPSU CC on "Foreign Interference" in Afghanistan regarding the training of counterrevolutionaries by the US

  • April 13, 1982

    KGB Annual Report for 1981 (Excerpts)

    In this report Andropov describes the successes of the KGB and Cheka in subverting the infiltration of counterintelligence of NATO countries and Solidarity in the Soviet Union.