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  • May 31, 1984

    Memorandum of Conversation between Erich Honecker and Kim Il Sung

    Summary of the conversation between Erich Honecker and Kim Il Sung on 31 May 1984. This is a continuation of the talks suspended on 30 May due to time constraints. Discussion of internal and foreign affairs of East Germany and North Korea, especially concerning relations with China and the Soviet Union.

  • June, 1984

    Report of a Soviet Ministry of Defense Operations Group Headed by Marshal S. L. Sokolov about the Results of Operations

    Report on combat operations over five months in Afghanistan and resulting improvements in the military situation.

  • June 01, 1984

    Memorandum of Conversation between Erich Honecker and Kim Il Sung

    Summary of the conversation between Erich Honecker and Kim Il Sung on 1 June 1984. Conversation concerning economic cooperation between North Korea and East Germany, and the expansion of relations to include African countries.

  • June 04, 1984

    Untitled report the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Stefan Olszowski concerning his meeting with the Soviet Ambassador Aleksandr Aksionau in Poland

    During a visit to the USSR, Kim Il Sung stressed the unity of socialist countries especially in Southeast Asia. Kim mentioned that DPRK has no intention of attacking South Korea.

  • June 06, 1984

    Memorandum of Conversation between Jorge Risquet, Polo Cintra Frías and Konstantin Kurochkin, 'Versión de la conversación sostenida en el Estado Mayor de la Misión Militar Cubana en Angola, efectuada a las 1600 horas del día 6 de junio de 1984'

    Jorge Risquet was Castro’s point man for Angola; General Polo Cintra Frías was the head of the Cuban Military Mission in Angola; General Konstantin Kurochkin was the head of the Soviet Military Mission in Angola.

  • June 07, 1984

    Information About the State Visit of the General Secretary of the WPK CC and President of the DPRK, Kim Il Sung, to the GDR

    A comprehensive overview of North Korean-East German ties as well as North Korea's overall foreign relations in light of a visit to the GDR made by Kim Il Sung.

  • June 12, 1984

    Letter from Helmut Kohl to Todor Zhivkov

  • June 15, 1984

    Minutes of Conversation: Todor Zhivkov – Kim Il Sung, Sofia

  • June 18, 1984

    Memorandum of Conversation between Jorge Risquet, Konstantin Kurochkin and José Eduardo dos Santos, 'Versión de la conversación efectuada en Futungo de Velas el día 18 de junio de 1984'

    Jorge Risquet was Castro’s point man for Angola; General Konstantin Kurochkin was the head of the Soviet Military Mission in Angola; José Eduardo dos Santos was the president of Angola.

  • June 24, 1984

    Memorandum from Max Hugel to the Secretaries of State and Defense and Director of the National Security Agency, 'Attitudes of the Polish Ministry of Defense and Soviet Military Positions in Connection with the Current Political Situation in Poland'

    Report discusses conflicting reports from the Polish and Soviet governments on the stationing of troops in Poland.

  • July 09, 1984

    Cuban Ministry of Armed Forces, Special Operations Section, Postmortem on the Battle of Sumbe, 'Análisis de las acciones combativas en Zumbe'

    Postmortem by the Cuban defense ministry on the battle of Sumbe.

  • July 12, 1984

    Information on Election of New Secretary General of the Conference of European Churches

  • July 20, 1984

    Captain A. E. Nikifiorov, Operative Plenipotentiary of Division I, Department 2 of the Sixth Service USSR KGB Administration for Moscow and Moscow Oblast, 'Information about an Interview with Trusted Individual "Zh. V.A."'

    The document refers to a conversation with a specialist in nuclear energy, who explains how gaps at the joints of pipes are causing problems in the blocks at both the Chernobyl and Kursk plants.

  • July 24, 1984

    Letter, Colonel Schenk to Major General Kratsch

    Colonel Schenk requests approval for a draft order aimed at educating Turkish and Iranian political operatives in covert work and suggests an MfS employee with knowledge of Turkish to Major General Kratsch.

  • August, 1984

    Cuban Talking Points for Conversation with General Varennikov, 'Consideraciones a los aspectos planteados por el general de ejército Varennikov, durante su visita a la RPA, agosto de 1984'

    General Valentin Varennikov was the third highest ranking officer of the Soviet Army.

  • August 12, 1984

    Memorandum of Conversation between Polo Cintra Frías and Valentin Varennikov

    General Polo Cintra Frías was the head of the Cuban Military Mission in Angola; General Valentin Varennikov was the third highest ranking officer of the Soviet Army.

  • August 14, 1984

    Report from Colonel M.A. Turko, Director of the 6th Department of the KGB Administration, to the Director of the Pripyat City Department of the Ukr. SSR KGB Administration for the City of Kiev and Kiev Oblast, Lieutenant Colonel Comrade Iu. V.

    This document summarizes the specialists' report on the lack of reliability of the reactors at Chernobyl, citing that the lack of protective layers and other structural flaws in the reactor that could lead to radioactive contamination and accidents.

  • August 23, 1984

    Information about the Cooperation between the KGB of the USSR and the MfS of the DPRK

    A report on assistance from the Soviet Union and East Germany to North Korea's intelligence services.

  • August 24, 1984

    Deputy Minister Markus Wolf, Stasi Note on Meeting with KGB Experts on the RYAN Problem, 14 to 18 August 1984

    Memorandum summarizing consultations between the Stasi and KGB over RYAN (Raketno-Yadernoe Napadenie, or “nuclear weapon attack”), an intelligence program initiated by the KGB to collect indicators of a potential nuclear first-strike by the US. The KGB had developed a new system for the early detection of war preparations for a first-strike attack, which should provide evidence of such preparations on the basis of “objective” indicators that would be hard to manipulate.

  • August 28, 1984

    Letter, General Major Kratsch to Army General Mielke

    Note on draft order for the Stasi (MfS) to provide support to the Turkish Communist Party and the Tudeh Party of Iran.