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  • March 28, 1984

    Information of Comrade A. A. Gromyko on International Questions

    Gromyko analyzes the Reagan administration and the increase in international tensions as a result of US "activism." He also discusses the role of Japan as a self-identified NATO and G7 member, a cause for alarm, he concludes.

  • March 29, 1984

    Memorandum of Telephone Conversation between Víctor Schueg and Elio Avila Trujillo

    General Víctor Schueg of the Ministry of Defense in Havana and General Elio Avila Trujillo of the Cuban Military Mission in Angola discuss the 25 March battle of Sumbe in Angola.

  • March 31, 1984

    KGB Report on New Elements in US Policy toward the European Socialist Countries

    Information from the KGB shared with the Stasi about a high-level review of US policy by the Department of State. Presidential Directive [NS-NSDD] 54 from [September] 1982 made the main US objective to subvert Soviet influence in Eastern Europe.

  • April, 1984

    Defense Intelligence Agency Report, 'Soviet Military and Other Activities in Sub-Saharan Africa'

    An overview of Soviet political, economic and military involvement in Africa. The document asserts that although Moscow continues its policy of taking an active and aggressive role in the affairs of Sub-Saharan Africa, much of the momentum it initially possessed has been lost. Moscow now finds itself holding onto the influence it maintains most notably in Mozambique, Angola and Ethiopia.

  • April 03, 1984

    Antonio Rubbi, 'Note Reserved for Comrades: Berlinguer, Pajetta, and Bufalini'

    Introduced by a cover letter by Antonio Rubbi dated April 9, 1984, this document is a letter from Siegmund Ginzberg updating the PCI on the situation in China. He speaks of the preparations for Reagan’s visit to China, contacts with the Vatican, internal policy issues and finally the case of Tiziano Terzani, an Italian Journalist. As for this latter issue, he expresses his incredulity on the reasons for his expulsion from the country.

  • April 04, 1984

    Constraints on the foreign policy of the Netherlands

    A memo to Italian Prime Minister Bettino Craxi from his foreign policy advisor Antonio Badini about the domestic constraints on Dutch foreign policy.

  • April 11, 1984

    Letter, Major General Kienberg to Major General Kratsch

    Correspondence requesting Stasi (MfS) support for the Communist Party of Turkey and People's Party of Iran (Tudeh).

  • April 11, 1984

    Memo: Support Measures for the Activity of the Communist Party of Turkey, as well as the Tudeh Party of Iran

    Memo requesting Stasi (MfS) support for the Communist Party of Turkey and People's Party of Iran (Tudeh) through consultations, inspections, and political security investigations.

  • May 03, 1984

    Information from Gen. G. Mladenov at Bulgarian State Security/Stasi Meeting on Terrorist Activity

  • May 03, 1984

    Shorthand Protocol of the Bulgarian Ministry of the Interior Leadership Meeting on Turkish issue

  • May 05, 1984

    Telegram to D. Steward From Auret

    Description of a meeting between Angolan and South African delegations, the former being led by Venancio De Moura. Details discussion of troop withdrawal from Namibia, focusing on an "outburst" by De Moura.

  • May 07, 1984

    Letter from Samora Moisés Machel to Todor Zhivkov on the Situation in Mozambique

  • May 07, 1984

    Letter, Ali Khavari to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

    Memorandum from First Secretary of Iran’s Tudeh Party requesting admission to a training program in Moscow on questions of organizing illegal party work.

  • May 07, 1984

    Lieutenant-Colonel Otto, 'Conversation Memo'

    Notes on a conversation about Stasi (MfS) support for the Communist Party of Turkey and People's Party of Iran (Tudeh) through consultations, training, and protection for leaders living and operating in East Germany.

  • May 16, 1984

    R. Ulianovskii to the CPSU Central Committee, 'On a Request from the Leadership of the People’s Party of Iran'

    Memorandum from R. Ulianovskii regarding a request from First Secretary of Iran’s Tudeh Party A. Khavari for his reception for special study on questions of organizing illegal party work. Uliyanovskii recommends Khavari be accepted for a period of one month.

  • May 17, 1984

    Letter, Colonel Schenk to Major General Kratsch

    Note to Major General Kratsch with a model for a resolution requesting Stasi (MfS) assistance for the Communist Party of Turkey and the Tudeh Party of Iran.

  • May 17, 1984

    Model for a Resolution for the Operative Responsibility in the Support of the Leadership of Illegally Fighting Communist and Workers’ Parties Currently Staying in the GDR

    Resolution requesting Stasi (MfS) support for the Communist Party of Turkey and People's Party of Iran (Tudeh) through various protective measures aimed at overseeing and assisting the two parties with covert work, as well as training for foreign functionaries.

  • May 22, 1984

    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 approving the request of the leadership of the Communist Party of Iran (CPI) (Tudeh Party) to admit into the Soviet Union Ali Khavari, First Secretary of the TsK CPI, for special training by the Committee for State Security (KGB) in underground party work

  • May 28, 1984

    Report from the Visit in Moscow on May 14-19, 1984, at the Academic Conference on 'The Problems of Security and Peace in the Far East'

    The conference involved the participation of major Sinological centers and representatives of the foreign ministries of nine countries (Bulgaria, Hungary, the GDR, Mongolia, Poland, Cuba, Vietnam, Czechoslovakia, and the Soviet Union). It focused on aspects of peace and security in the Far East.

  • May 30, 1984

    Stenographic Record of Conversation between Erich Honecker and Kim Il Sung

    Stenographic record of the first meeting between Kim Il Sung and Erich Honecker upon the former's 1984 official visit to the GDR. This is the morning session of 30 May 1984. Kim does most of the talking. Kim Il Sung discussed the economic situation in North Korea, objectives and problems of energy generation, the educational system. He asked the GDR for labor and cooperation in the education of specialists. He wanted to sign a long-term agreement of economic cooperation along with the intended friendship treaty. Kim Il Sung also evaluated the military situation in South Korea, explaining the problems of negotiations and reunification with the South. Honecker proposed the creation of an agreement towards economic and scientific cooperation between GDR and North Korea.