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  • November 27, 1985

    Memorandum of Telephone Conversation between Fidel Castro and Mikhail Gorbachev

    Mikhail Gorbachev was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

  • December 06, 1985

    Deputy Director of the International Department of the CPSU Central Committee R. Ul'ianovskii, 'On a Request from the Leadership of the People's Party of Iran'

    R. Ulianovskii reports to the CPSU Central Committee Ali Khavari's request for 10-15 PPI members to receive training in the USSR

  • December 12, 1985

    Resolution of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 'On a Request from the Leadership of the People's Party of Iran'

    Resolution of the TsK KPSS Secretariat assigning the Committee for State Security (KGB) of the USSR to plan the secret crossing of 10-15 members of the Communist Party of Iran (Tudeh Party) from the Soviet Union into Iran.

  • December 14, 1985

    Letter from UK Prime Minister Thatcher to South African President P.W. Botha

    Letter from Margaret Thatcher to State President P.W. Botha, noting that the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (designated by the Commonwealth meeting earlier that year to observe and instruct the South African government) seems agreeable and would like to travel to South Africa in January. She urges Botha to be cooperative.

  • December 23, 1985

    On the Current Situation in the DPRK

    North Korea is said to have started acknowledging the World War II and Korean War-era assistance of the USSR and China once again. Some Western literature is now available in the DPRK. And a flurry of construction projects have begun outside of Pyongyang.

  • December 26, 1985

    Letter from the Leader of the Organization of Mujahadin of the Iranian People to the General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee Comrade M.S. Gorbachev

    Letter from M. Rajavi, leader of the Organization of Mujahadin of the Iranian People (OMIP) to M. Gorbachev. Rajavi requested a loan of $100 million to support an uprising in Iran against the regime of Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini. Rajavi also invited representatives of the Central Committee of the CPSU to come to Paris to meet with him and participate in an "unofficial exchange of ideas."

  • December 30, 1985

    Bulgarian Interior Minister Visits Moscow to Coordinate Activities against Foreign Propaganda Operations

    This note regarding the results of the visit of a group of Interior Ministry officials to the KGB in Moscow contains a proposal to develop a coordinated plan to discredit RFE and RL.

  • 1986

    Draft Versions of Article 4 of Soviet-Chinese Border Security Negotiations

    This working document shows four different working drafts of negotiations of Article 4, which related to reduction of armed forces at the Sino-Soviet border.

  • 1986

    GRU Dossier on Najibullah

    Biography of Najibullah, General Secretary of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) from a dossier of the USSR Armed Forces General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate.

  • 1986

    Saddam Hussein Discussing 'Irangate' (Iran-Contra) Revelations with His Inner Circle

    In this meeting, Saddam and his advisers discuss the implications of US arms sales to Iran in 1985-1986. They consider the diplomatic and military ramifications of the sales, discuss possible responses, and speculate as to Washington's motives in making these sales.

  • January 03, 1986

    Meeting in Moscow between V. Cherbikov and Gen. D. Stoyanov

  • January 06, 1986

    Letter from Director of Technical Operations Sector Schmidt to Minister of State Security Erich Mielke, Cooperation with the MdI of the SRV

    The document reaffirms the highest objective at the time: improving requirements technical work in the Vietnamese Ministry of the Interior. The document also recounts successful cooperation in areas of electrical engineering and electronics, precision mechanics, and camouflage.

  • January 07, 1986

    Info No. 3439 KGB Regarding 80 Terrorist Organizations in Turkey

  • January 07, 1986

    Letter, Farhad Olfat to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

    Olfat requests refuge for Oranization of Mujahadin of the Iranian People in the USSR following the harsh crackdown on communist parties by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

  • January 07, 1986

    Letter, Farhad Olfat to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

    Farhad Olfat request in the name of the Organization of Mujahadin of the Iranian People (OMIP) for $300 million to support a worldwide struggle to overthrow Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Olfat argues the OMIP is in desperate need of the funds and they would have "actual, decisive significance" for plans moving forward.

  • January 08, 1986

    Czechoslovak Translation of the Soviet Summary of Conversations Between Mikhail Gorbachev and Li Peng in Moscow

    This report summarizes the consultations between Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and his Chinese counterpart Li Peng in December 1985 with a focus on divergent positions towards international problems. Li Peng declines to pursue a common policy with the Soviet Union and demands that the Soviet Union cease its interference in Afghanistan, as well as a Vietnamese troop withdrawal from Cambodia.

  • January 09, 1986

    Letter from UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to South African President P.W. Botha

    Letter from Margaret Thatcher to South African State President P.W. Botha expressing her appreciation for how cooperative he has been with the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group, and urging him to continue. Notes that a successful speech and a positive meeting with the Group will significantly alter international opinion toward South Africa and greatly reduce the likelihood of eventual economic sanctions.

  • January 16, 1986

    Report from the Head of Operative-Technical Directorate (OTU) Gen. P. Barbalov on his Visit to GDR

  • January 20, 1986

    Diary of Teimuraz Stepanov-Mamaladze on Meeting between Eduard Shevardnadze and North Korean Foreign Minister Kim Yong-nam

    Kim talks about the importance of North and South Korea, referring to the peninsula as "the most explosive place on the planet."

  • January 23, 1986

    Note about Attachments to the Letter from M. Rajavai to M.S. Gorbachev

    Note with information on the collection of documents attached to Rajavi of Organization of Mujahadin of the Iranian People to M. Gorbachev.