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  • 1976

    Memorandum on the Problem of Disarmament and Security, Submitted to the Netherlands Parliament

    Memorandum giving an overview of Dutch policy balancing nuclear disarmament and security needs. It cites the need for a "reality check" and noting that the "current security system" of nuclear deterrence cannot be overhauled or improved on by sudden changes that activist groups like the Interchurch Peace Council propose. The memorandum stresses the importance of weighing the risks that come with abandoning the current security system and those involved with creating or joining an new security system.

  • January 03, 1976

    Excerpt from Chernyaev Diary on Dissidents in the Soviet Union

    Chemyaev writes on a meeting of the Politburo when Andropov presented a memo on dissidents and political prisoners in the USSR.

  • January 05, 1976

    Political Report for the Month of December 1975, 'Pacific Nuclear-free Zone and the ANZUS Pact'

    New Zealand concerns the incompatibility between the proposal of the Pacific Nuclear-free Zone and the ANZUS Pact

  • January 05, 1976

    US Department of State Cable, ROK Nuclear Reprocessing

    The American Ambassador to Korea voices his opinion that the U.S. can discourage the SOuth Korean nuclear program while avoiding confrontation and a "humiliating loss of face and prestige" for Park Chung Hee.

  • January 12, 1976

    Transcript No. 100, §3, Annex No. 2, 'List of Works on the History of the Formation of the Moldavian Nation, and of Russo-Romanian, Soviet-Romanian and Moldo-Romanian Relations that Subsequently will be Prepared and Published in 1976-1980'

    In this annex, the Moldavian Communist Party lists historical works which are to prepared as part of the campaign designed to counter nationalistic Romanian propaganda.

  • January 12, 1976

    Transcript No. 100, §3, Annex, Execution of the CPSU CC Decision 'On the Supplementary Measures in the Domain of Ideological Work Connected with the Intensification of Romanian Nationalist Propaganda which Harms the Interests of the USSR'

    In this annex, the Moldavian Communist Party outlines specific tasks to be assigned to various cultural organizations in order to counter Romanian nationalist propaganda which undermined the separate Moldavian identity.

  • January 12, 1976

    Transcript No. 100, §3, Annex No. 1, 'Approximate Themes for Republic Press, Radio & Television Interventions Oriented towards the Neutralization of Romanian National Propaganda that Harms the Interests of the USSR'

    In this annex, the Moldavian Communist Party outlines specific themes and topics that should be discussed in propaganda produced to counter nationalist Romanian propaganda. Specific historical facts and events are listed which are "treated incorrectly" in Romanian works along with suggested counterarguments for Soviet and Moldavian historians.

  • January 12, 1976

    Transcript No. 100 of the Meeting of the Central Committee Bureau of the Moldavian Communist Party

    In response to a decision of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Central Committee, the Moldavian Communist Party made plans for producing new radio, television and print propaganda. Measures were also planned for preventing the smuggling of nationalistic Romanian propaganda into the Moldavian Republic.

  • January 14, 1976

    US Department of State Cable, ROK Reprocessing Plant

    A heavily redacted report on the U.S.-Canadian consensus that South Korea should not be able to obtain a nuclear weapons capability.

  • January 14, 1976

    US Department of State Cable, ROK Nuclear Reprocessing

    The American Ambassador to Korea reports on progress in convincing the South Korean government to abandon its plans to purchase a French reprocessing plant.

  • January 23, 1976

    Secret Telegram No. 969/I - From Moscow to Warsaw

    The Polish Ambassador in Moscow relays an overview of First Secretary Deputy Head of the International Department of the CC CPSU Oleg Rakhamnin's thoughts on the situation in the PRC.

  • January 23, 1976

    Protocol on cooperation between the Interior Ministries of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and the Soviet Union in 1976

    This agreement provides for short visits of employees of the Czechoslovak and Soviet Interior Ministries to the other country in order to study and exchange information on a variety of topics, including informational systems, mechanized and automated systems of computational technology and criminology. Details on recreational visits for employees of the two Ministries and conference dates are also given. An exchange of publications is finalized, with the works listed by title and number of copies; these documents relate to security, criminology and statistics.

  • January 27, 1976

    George Vest to the Secretary, 'Nuclear Suppliers Status Report'

    In this document regarding the final agreement, George Vest wrote Kissinger that it “served to close many of the loopholes and inadequacies of previous nuclear cooperation agreements between suppliers and recipients.” It also put the French and West Germans on record to restrict access to sensitive nuclear technologies. Nevertheless, as Vest noted, the guidelines would not prevent “indigenous” development of nuclear capabilities and “unsafeguarded developments” or the acquisition of sensitive technology.

  • January 29, 1976

    Letter, Jorge Risquet to Fidel Castro, Luanda

    Risquet to Fidel Castro, Luanda on his meeting with Neto regarding weapons delivered by the Soviet Union to Angola to help arm Cubans coming to fight for Angola

  • January 30, 1976

    Resolution 385 of the United Nations Security Council on Namibia

    UN Security Council resolution condemning South Africa's occupation of and presence in Namibia, and demanding, among other things, that South Africa end apartheid in Namibia and release its Namibian political prisoners.

  • February 05, 1976

    Notes about the Meeting in the Central Committee of the CPSU on 2 February 1976

    An overview of a conversation in which the East Germans and Soviets compared impressions of the situation in the PRC and China's attitude toward other socialist countries.

  • February 10, 1976

    Letter, Director of the Telegraphic Agency of the Soviet Union, Zamiatin, No. 105 s, to First Secretary of the MCP CC, Bodiul

    Zamiatin, the director of TASS, writes to the Moldavian leader suggesting the creation of a new office, the Special Editor of Information for Abroad. This editor would help with the propaganda campaign to "counteract the more active attempts by Western means of information to misrepresent the past and present of the Moldavian people, [and in] combating certain tendencies of Romanian propaganda."

  • February 13, 1976

    Information regarding the meeting of the fraternal intelligence services held in Prague on the 13th and the 14th of February 1976

    Summary of main points from the meeting of the fraternal intelligence services held in Prague on the 13th and the 14th of February 1976.

  • February 13, 1976

    Soviet Bloc Intelligence Services Take Joint Countermeasures against Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty

    This GDR document is a German translation of the draft Action Program of Countermeasures against RFE and RL which was discussed at a multilateral meeting of Bloc intelligence services (minus Romania) in Prague in February 1976. The Prague meeting was suggested by the Czechoslovak interior ministry but dominated by the Soviet Union. Oleg Kalugin, then in charge of KGB counterintelligence, gave the opening speech (no copy of which could be located). Some of the measures listed in the Action Program, such as disinformation, were implemented. Others, such as a public tribunal to condemn the Radios, were never pursued.

  • February 14, 1976

    Bulgarian Interior Ministry Account of Meeting in Prague

    A Bulgarian Interior Ministry account of the Prague meeting of Soviet bloc intelligence services on RFE and RL.