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  • June 28, 1979

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

    The CC CPSU points to the economic 'backwardness,' small middle class, and the weakness of the PDPA as the reasons behind political instability in Afghanistan. Increasing internal support of the PDPA and strengthening the Afghan military are proposed solutions achieve stability.

  • June 28, 1979

    Draft instructions to the Soviet Ambassador in Kabul with Appeal of the CC CPSU Politburo to the CC PDPA Politburo

    Members of the CC CPSU summarize the political instability in Afghanistan, pointing to collective leadership in government and to the military as stabilizing the political situation.

  • June 29, 1979

    Excerpt from Minutes Nº 156 of the CC CPSU Politburo meeting

    This document discusses the situations in Kabul with the CC CPSU and the CC PDPA.

  • July 10, 1979

    Record of Conversation Between Soviet Ambassador A.M. Puzanov and Taraki

    Record of Conversation Between Soviet Ambassador A.M. Puzanov and Taraki discussing Afghanistan’s relations with Pakistan and Soviet aid to Afghanistan

  • July 19, 1979

    Boris Ponomarev, Reports from Kabul (excerpts)

    Boris Ponomarev, Reports from Kabul (excerpts) discussing Taraki’s desire to have increased military support from the Soviet Union in the form of the presence of troops

  • July 21, 1979

    Record of Conversation between Soviet Ambassador to Afghanistan A.M. Puzanov and H. Amin

    Record of Conversation between Soviet Ambassador to Afghanistan A.M. Puzanov and H. Amin in which Amin asks for Soviet troops to be flown in on helicopters and Puzanov reiterates that the Soviet Union cannot send in military personnel

  • August 11, 1979

    Conversation of the chief of the Soviet military advisory group in Afghanistan, Lt. Gen. Gorelov, with H. Amin

    Conversation of the chief of the Soviet military advisory group in Afghanistan, Lt. Gen. Gorelov, with H. Amin in which Amin again asks for Soviet troops to help boost the morale of the people of Afghanistan

  • August 25, 1979

    Report from Soviet Deputy Defense Minister Army Gen. Ivan Pavlovskii, during visit to Afghanistan

    Report from Soviet Deputy Defense Minister Army Gen. Ivan Pavlovskii, during visit to Afghanistan on meeting with Amin and Amin’s request for Soviet troops

  • 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

    Cable from Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko to Soviet Representatives in Kabul

    Cable from Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko to Soviet Representatives in Kabul expressing the necessity of dealing with Amin but that representatives should try to prevent repression against Taraki’s supporters

  • 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 16, 1979

    Information from CC CPSU to GDR leader E. Honecker

    Information from CC CPSU to GDR leader E. Honecker regarding the tensions in Afghanistan between Taraki and Amin and the ineffectiveness on Soviet pressure for greater Afghan unity

  • September 17, 1979

    Telegram from East German Embassy in Kabul to Socialist Unity Party (SED) General Secretary Erich Honecker, 17 September 1979

    Report on the situation in Kabul following the overthrow of Nur Muhammad Taraki in a coup.

  • 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)

  • October 01, 1979

    Information from the CC CPSU to GDR leader Honecker

    Information from the CC CPSU to GDR leader Honecker on Amin’s overthrow of Taraki and the situation in Afghanistan

  • October 04, 1979

    Transcript of Brezhnev Honecker summit in East Berlin (excerpt on Iran and Afghanistan)

    Transcript of Brezhnev Honecker summit in East Berlin (excerpt on Iran and Afghanistan) with Brezhnev discussing the leadership of Amin and expressing continued Soviet support for Afghanistan

  • October 10, 1979

    Information of KGB USSR to CC CPSU International Department

    Information of KGB USSR to CC CPSU International Department regarding the impact of the situation in Iran on Afghanistan

  • November 03, 1979

    Record of Conversation Between Soviet Ambassador Puzanov and Amin

    Record of Conversation Between Soviet Ambassador Puzanov and Amin on the situation in Afghanistan

  • 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