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  • March 17, 1987

    Informational Note from the official visit in Poland of the PRC Foreign Minister, Comrade Wu Xueqian (March 10-13, 1987)

    Overview of the first visit of a PRC foreign minister in Poland.

  • March 17, 1987

    Antonio Rubbi, 'Note for Comrades: Natta and Napolitano'

    This document dated March 17, 1987 is a report from Antonio Rubbi on his meeting with the Chinese foreign minister, Wu Xueqian. The most interesting facts of the meeting were that China expected to establish full relations with all Eastern European socialist countries by the end of 1987 and that the student protests had been fueled by intellectuals who wanted to “westernize” the country. As for Hu Yaobang, the Chinese official explained that had been removed from office because he had failed to uphold the principles of Chinese policy.

  • March 19, 1987

    Letter from Kim Philbey from Moscow to Gen. T. Boydjiev

  • March 23, 1987

    Antonio Rubbi, 'Note for Comrades: Natta, Napolitano, Pajetta, Bufalini, and the Secretariat'

    Introduced by a cover letter by Antonio Rubbi dated March 23, 1987, this document is a report from Ugo Mazza and Vittorio Campione on their visit to China. The topics covered include in particular the resignation of Hu Yaobang and the fight against bourgeois liberalism and Chinese opinions on Gorbachev.

  • April, 1987

    Committee for State Security (KGB), 'About Results of Intelligence Activities to Note Indicators for a Surprise Nuclear Missile Attack'

    This report from the KGB contains results from intelligence activities conducted in April 1987 aimed at exposing indicators of a surprise nuclear missile attack on the USSR.

  • April 01, 1987

    Soviet Consulate in Japan, Information on Ties between Cities of the Kansai Region and Cities in China

    An overview of sister-city ties between Japanese cities in the Kansai region, which has been traditionally the center of Chinese influence in Japan, and Chinese cities and provinces.

  • April 10, 1987

    Memorandum of Conversation between Raúl Castro and Sam Nujoma

    Raúl Castro was Cuba’s minister of defense; Sam Nujoma was the president of SWAPO.

  • April 14, 1987

    Letter of General Military Intelligence Directorate about Iranian Use of Chemical Weapons on Iraqi Troops

    This file contains a letter from the Secretariat of the General Military Intelligence (GMID) to the General Command of Armed Forces, dated 14 April 1987, pertaining to Iranian use of chemical weapons on Iraqi troops during an attack on 9 April 1987 and 12 April 1987. Additionally includes information that Iran received special chemical materials for production of mustard and tabun gases from North Korea and manufactured some with the support of North Korean experts.

  • April 24, 1987

    Information from D. Stoyanov to M. Balev on Propaganda Against People's Republic of Bulgaria

    The Minister of Internal Affairs, Dimitar Stoyanov, reports on the coverage in the Western media of the alleged repressions against six Bulgarian dissidents who sent an open letter to the 1986 CSCE Meeting in Vienna. The letter claimed that Bulgaria does not comply fully with the Helsinki Accords on Human Rights of 1975. The Minister reports that although some measures have been taken to neutralize the activities of this particular dissident group, the official investigation has been suspended as there was a risk of further tarnishing Bulgaria’s image abroad.

  • April 28, 1987

    Talking Points pertaining to Economic Issues for the Conversation between the First Secretary CC PUWP, Chairman of the State Council, Comrade General of the Army, Wojciech Jaruzelski with Deputy Secretary General of the CCP, Premier of the PRC State

    The talking points focus on increased economic ties between Poland and China, and how economic cooperation is likely to lead the way in relations between the two.

  • April 30, 1987

    Hungarian Foreign Ministry report on the consultation regarding the establishment of a working relationship between the Warsaw Treaty Organization and the Arab League in Prague 27-28 April 1987

    This report issued by the Hungarian Foreign Ministry describes the discussion of relations between the Warsaw Pact countries and the Arab League, which were determined to be unprecedented in Warsaw Pact history and require further consideration.

  • April 30, 1987

    East German Ministry for State Security, 'Consultations with KGB 21-24 April 1987, About Ethiopian Consultation'

    Discusses the KGB’s opinion of Mengistu, the level of support for the Ethiopian intelligence services, and the difficulties the Soviets experienced in dealing with their Ethiopian counterparts within specific fields of state security.

  • May, 1987

    Plan of Negotiations between M.S. Gorbachev and the President of the United States of America, R. Reagan before the first trip to Washington

    Soviet plan for negotiations between Gorbachev and Reagan. Topics covered include peacemaking efforts in the Near East, nuclear limitation, and the issue of Afghanistan.

  • May 06, 1987

    Czechoslovak Translation of the Soviet Report on the Tenth Round of Soviet-Chinese Consultations in Moscow

    This report outlines the April 1987 Sino-Soviet consultations, with an emphasis on the desire of both the Soviet and the Chinese side to improve mutual relations. However, the Chinese side accuses the Soviet Union of illegal interference in Cambodia. The Soviet Union, in turn, declines responsibility for the Cambodian situation. The participants also discuss the problem of Soviet troop deployments in Afghanistan and Mongolia, which impede Sino-Soviet cooperation.

  • May 06, 1987

    Soviet Memorandum on the Present Situation in Afghanistan

    This document discusses the increasing amount of aid the Soviet Union provided to Afghanistan; how the country must fight against 'imperialist and reactionary' forces, and its efforts to establish a stronger ties to Czechoslovakia in order to further national reconciliation.

  • May 06, 1987

    Report on Meeting between Minister Chnoupek with the General Secretary of the Afghan People’s Democratic Party Central Committee, Comrade Najib

    This document provides an overview of Soviet-Afghan relations; and Afghanistan's relationship in international politics. Reconciliation between the Soviet Union and the Afghan People’s Democratic Party, and its affects on diplomatic relations, and for Middle Eastern politics, is revealed within this document.

  • May 06, 1987

    Transcript of Conversation between Todor Zhivokov and Zhao Ziyang in Beijing

    Talks with Zhao Ziyang 6 of May 1987 in Beijing regarding Chinese and Bulgarian Communist policies.

  • May 07, 1987

    Memorandum of Conversation of Bulgarian President Todor Zhivkov with Chinese Leader Deng Xiaoping, Beijing, 7 May 1987

    Talks with Deng Xiaoping 7th of May 1987 in Beijing regarding Chinese and Bulgarian Communist policies and accomplishments of these countries.

  • May 14, 1987

    Relations of the Chinese Communist Party to Some Fraternal Communist Countries

    The Hungarians evaluate China's relations with Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia.

  • May 18, 1987

    Memorandum of the Bulgarian Department of Foreign Policy and International Relations on Afghanistan

    This document highlights the steps taken by the Bulgarian government to facilitate rapprochement with Afghanistan. The broad aid to Afghan social, political, and economic infrastructure is discussed in detail.