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  • 1983

    Arms Agreements between Iraq and the Soviet Union Signed in 1981 and 1983

    This file contains contracts between Iraq and foreign countries, including a treaty with Hungary and arms agreements with the Soviet Union.

  • January 01, 1983

    Central Intelligence Agency, 'Jaruzelski's Attitude, Behavior, and Style'

    Details Jaruzelski's personal habits, style, and evolving political views.

  • 1983

    Disarmament: Who's Against?

    Soviet military pamphlet discussing what it sees as the two different approaches to nuclear and conventional arms limitation between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Argues that while the Soviet Union works for constructive talks, the U.S. obstructs agreements and uses propaganda rhetoric to disguise its true aggression. Translated for publication from the Russian text, "Razoruzhenie, kto protiv?"

  • 1983

    Keep Space Weapon Free

    Pamphlet by the Soviet Novosti Press Agency arguing against the deployment of anti-satellite weapons into outer space.

  • January 11, 1983

    Bulgarian Ministry of Interior Bulletin No. 1-2 l on Anti-Bulgarian Imperialistic Propaganda in the West

  • January 12, 1983

    V.M. Chebrikov, 'On the Results of the November 1982 Plenary Meeting of the CPSU Central Committee and the Tasks of the Party Chapter of the KGB of the USSR that follow from the Plenary Meeting's Decision and from the Speech of the General Secretary'

    Chebrikov discusses the results of the November 1982 Plenary Meeting of the CPU Central Committee and its consequences for the KGB, including the state of the intelligence 'operating environment,' the aggression and intelligence work of the US and its NATO allies, and future steps of the KGB in order to produce higher quality intelligence.

  • January 14, 1983

    Ministry of State Security (Stasi), Brief Note, 'Issues to Discuss with the Leadership of the KGB of the USSR'

    This brief note written by the Ministry of State Security includes a number of questions for the leadership of the KGB in the USSR, such as whether other elements, like military doctrine or emergency responses, should be examined as possible options for starting a war.

  • January 21, 1983

    About Activities of the Political Police and the Office for Protection of the Constitution against Iranian Citizens in the GDR and West Berlin

    A report on surveillance activities of members of the Tudeh Party living in West Berlin.

  • January 31, 1983

    Information on the Results of the Second Round of Soviet-American Negotations on the Limitation and Reduction of Strategic Armaments

    Report on negotiations between the Soviet Union and the United States for the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) to reduce the number of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launchers, submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs), and heavy bombers used by each side.

  • February 09, 1983

    Ministry of State Security (Stasi), 'Note About the Talks of Comrade Minister [Mielke] with the Chairman of the KGB, Comrade Chebrikov, in Moscow'

    This note on the talks between Minister Wolf and KGB Chairman Chebrikov contains heartfelt congratulations on cooperation thus far, but it also highlights problems with the situation and the importance of utilizing the potential of all fraternal organs to detect and prevent hostile plans and measures.

  • February 15, 1983

    Letter from Lawrence S. Eagleburger to R. F. Botha

    Letter from the US State Department to R. F. "Pik" Botha, thanking him for his interests in the US evaluation of Soviet intentions in the area. Notes the need for cooperation between the two countries in the future to ensure the best possible handling of Soviet issues.

  • February 15, 1983

    Letter from Lawrence S. Eagleburger to R. F. Botha, Enclosing 'Soviets in Southern Africa'

    Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Lawrence Eagleburger forwards to "Pik" Botha a US assessment of Soviet strategy and actions in Southern Africa. The assessment notes that by decreasing the security concerns of Angola and Mozambique, they would decrease their dependence on the Soviet Union, and that, because of this, overt military intervention should be avoided.

  • February 24, 1983

    Minutes of Conversation between Todor Zhivkov and Nicolae Ceausescu on Multilateral Cooperation on the Balkans, Perla Residence [Bulgaria]

  • March 02, 1983

    Hungarian Foreign Ministry memorandum of conversation with the Iraqi Ambassador in Budapest in 1983

    This memorandum of the conversation between Ismail Hammoudi Hussein, the Ambassador of the Iraqi Republic in Budapest, and Károly Szigeti and Comrade Puja, describes Hussein’s suggestions that Hungary should help peace efforts between Iran and Iraq and that the USSR should increase its influence in the region.

  • March 07, 1983

    Memorandum, Hungarian Academy of Sciences to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    The DPRK asks Hungary to train Korean experts on the operation and management of a nuclear power plant.

  • March 11, 1983

    Letter from Gen. D. Stoyanov to Gen. C. Kiszczak on Intelligence Materials on RFE and a Solidarity Group in Paris

  • April 01, 1983

    Memorandum of Conversation Todor Zhivkov – John Silkin

  • April 06, 1983

    Letter, Hungarian Foreign Ministry to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

    Hungary politely defers North Korea's request for training on a nuclear power plant to the Soviets.

  • April 11, 1983

    Letter with Opinion of Małgorzaty Mehnel–Szyc on Radio Free Europe and the Case against Zdzisław Najder

    RFE Polish Service Director Zdzisław Najder was, like Col. Ryszard Kuklinski and Polish ambassadors who defected after the imposition of martial law, sentenced to death in absentia for treason. This document is an “expert opinion” to the effect that Najder required CIA support to become Polish Service Director.

  • May 01, 1983

    Report on the secret talks of the representatives of the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan and the German Social-Democratic Party in Hungary

    This document provides a summary of a meeting between Afghani and Hungarian political parties, which took place in Hungry. The SPD stated it would not interven in Afghan politics, and, despite its important role in international politics, did not mention the Soviet’s role in the Middle East. Despite ideologcal differences, both countires pledged to develop formal diplomatic relations.