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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • June 02, 1974

    Top Secret Attachment, by KGB cipher Kabul

    This document emphasizes Soviet support for Afghanistan. The Soviets pledge to help with domestic and international policy, and state the cooperation between these two countries is in the interests of world peace.

  • June 05, 1974

    Report from D. Stoyanov to T. Zhivkov on Strengthening of the Bulgarian Border with Yugoslavia

    The Minister of Internal Affairs, Dimitar Stoyanov, reports on the security situation along Yugoslav-Bulgarian border. Since that border is the one most often used by defectors, the Minister proposes a 50% increase in the border patrol troops.

  • June 05, 1974

    Intelligence Note, Polish Embassy in Bucharest, 'Concerning Romanian-Sino Relations'

    Detailed Polish report on Romanian relations with China.

  • June 14, 1974

    Cable from Ambassador Pauls to the Foreign Office, 'China – Federal Republic'

    West German Ambasador to China, Rolf Pauls, summarizes the current status of relations between China and West Germany and recommends increasing political contacts and political relations.

  • June 17, 1974

    Chinese Plans for Receiving the Burmese Weightlifting Team

    Sport and politics become intertwined as China seeks to improve relations with Burma by receiving a Burmese weight lifting team.

  • June 21, 1974

    CC CPSU 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 discusses how infighting among Afghan political parties threatened to de-stabilize the country. This report comes after a visit by Mohammed Daud to the USSR.

  • June 22, 1974

    Information No. 664 KGB, Bulgarian State Security Assistance on an Active Measures toward the United States

  • 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.

  • June 26, 1974

    Accounts of the Embassy in Tunisia

  • July 03, 1974

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Washington, D.C., to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 078251, July 3, 1974, Secret

    The State Department tells the Romanians about their thoughts on the situation with Palestine.

  • July 09, 1974

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Tel Aviv, to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 070.814, July 9, 1974, Secret

    Romanian telegram about the relationship and ideas of the USSR and the United States toward the Palestinian question and relations with Israel.

  • July 18, 1974

    The Foreign Policy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and its Position towards the Main International Matters

    The North Korea outline the direction of its foreign policy. Mainly, Pyongyang seeks to expand the number of countries that it maintains diplomatic relations with and ascend to international organizations. The DPRK hopes to replaces the 1953 armistice with a peace treaty that will facilitate the eventual unification of the Korean peninsula. The document also notes North Korea's tumultuous relationships with the communist powers. The source observes that while there have been reservations in the relationship with the USSR, ties with the PRC have continued to grow.

  • July 23, 1974

    Bulgarian Military Intelligence Report on Greco-Turkish Battles in Cyprus

    Report on the hostilities between the two countries during the 1974 Cypress Crisis.

  • July 27, 1974

    Telegram from Archbishop Makarios to Todor Zhivkov

    Writing from New York, Makarios seeks Bulgarian support after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus on 20 July 1974.

  • July 28, 1974

    COSVN Plenum Number 13 (Expanded) to Review the Situation and to Establish the Revolution’s Guidelines, Directions, Missions, and Requirements for Late 1974 and 1975

    After the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the withdrawal of U.S. troops, COSVN holds a full Party conference to agree on its assessment of the situation and to set out directions and missions for late 1974 and 1975

  • July 30, 1974

    Telegram from the South Korean Ambassador to the United States Regarding the Second US Congressional Hearing on Korean

    The South Korean Ambassador to the United States of America reports to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the possible suspension of U.S. military provisions to South Korea. He attaches memo that discusses the mediating role of Thomas J. Coolidge, Jr. in American public sentiment and the South Korean government interests.

  • August, 1974

    Direktoraat Militêre Inligting, 'Die Terrorisbedreiging teen die RSA en SWA: Huidige Stand en Verwagte Uitbreiding' (Excerpts)

  • August, 1974

    Notes on Yasser Arafat's Vist to Moscow in July [1974]

    Notes on meetings that took place from July 30th to August 3rd 1974 between PLO President Yasser Arafat and unnamed Soviet officials. Topics discussed included improving likelihood that the issue of Palestinian independence would be resolved, Arafat's approval of Soviet support for Palestine, the Soviets' expression, at length, that they do not support the destruction of Israel, and continuing cooperation between the Soviets and the PLO.

  • August 12, 1974

    Information No. 1053 KGB, Bulgarian State Security Assistance on an Active Measure toward the United States

  • August 13, 1974

    Politburo Resolution No. 236-NQ/TW

    The Politburo issues a resolution addressing Nixon's resignation of the U.S. Presidency and laying out a number of urgent Party tasks.