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  • May 26, 1986

    Report on Conversation between Prof. Manfred Gerlach and Kim Il Sung

    Report on the warm reception of Professor Manfred Gerlach by Kim Il Sung. Topics discussed include gratitude for Kim's reception in the GDR; Kim's desire for a reciprocal visit by Honecker; the need to further wide relations between the DPRK and GDR; and the unrest in South Korea.

  • May 27, 1986

    Ministry for Science and Technology, 'Report about a Visit by the State Commissar and Director of the State Science and Technology Commission of the PR China, Comrade Song Jian, in the GDR between 18 and 25 May 1986'

    Song Jian visited the GDR to discuss science and technological exchanges between East Germany and China.

  • June 09, 1986

    Memorandum of Conversation between Jorge Risquet and Joe Slovo

    Jorge Risquet was Castro’s point man for Angola; Joe Slovo was the general secretary of the South African Communist Party and the chief of staff of Umkontho We Sizwe , the military wing of the ANC.

  • June 11, 1986

    Letter by the Chairman of the SPD, Brandt, to the General Secretary of the CC of the CPSU, Gorbachev

    Brandt's letter to Secretary Gorbachev on security issues and strengthening the alliance between East and West, as well as with America. Brandt touches on Chernobyl to explain Europe as a whole in peril in terms of international security.

  • June 11, 1986

    The Situation and Measures to Eliminate the Consequences of the Accident at the Chernobyl AEhS as of 12 June 1986

    The report covers the radiation conditions in Kiev Oblast as of 12th June 1986. In addition, it covers decontamination process, public security and well-being, transportation and calls for speed up building of sarcophagus.

  • June 17, 1986

    Memorandum of Conversation between Raúl Castro and Jorge Risquet

    Raúl Castro was Cuba’s defense minister; Jorge Risquet was Fidel Castro’s point man for Angola.

  • June 23, 1986

    CPSU Central Committee Resolution, 'On the Conception of Military Cooperation with Foreign Countries (Except for Socialist countries)'

    The CPSU Central Committee approves a proposal on military cooperation with non-socialist countries.

  • June 25, 1986

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

    Introduced by a cover letter by Antonio Rubbi dated June 25, 1986, this document is a report on the meeting between Raffaello De Brasi and Hu Yaobang. The issues covered include the Chinese internal situation, Chinese relations with the USSR and other socialist countries and in particular disarmament, and relations between China and the West.

  • June 30, 1986

    Letter from Gen. D. Stoyanov to E. Mielke with Gratitude for the Help Provided During the 'Bulgarian Connection' Campaign

  • July, 1986

    Arnaldo Ochoa to Konstantin Kurochkin

    General Arnaldo Ochoa was Cuba’s deputy minister of defense in charge of military missions abroad; General Konstantin Kurochkin was first deputy head of the Main Directorate of Personnel of the Soviet General Staff and a former head of the Soviet Military Mission in Angola.

  • July 01, 1986

    National Security Council Meeting Minutes

    Minutes of the National Security Council Meeting focus on discussions of Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) research and promotion with foreign governments and U.S. politicians.

  • July 03, 1986

    Schedule proposal for SDI Israel Meeting

    Proposal for a meeting between the Secretary of Defense and Director of SDIO to discuss the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) with Israeli supporters.

  • July 03, 1986

    Gordienko, 'Notice on "OS" [Environmental Conditions]'

    This note explains the levels of radiation around the reactor, decontamination techniques, the number of troops involved in the cleanup process.

  • July 05, 1986

    Report of the Hungarian Ambassador in Iraq on the developments of the military conflict between Iraq and Iran in 1986

    This report issued by the Hungarian Embassy in Iraq discusses the increasing domestic instability in 1986, includint Shi’ite riots, economic hardship, and Saddam Hussein’s efforts to destroy his opposition.

  • July 08, 1986

    Inventory of Information Subject to Classification on Issues related to the Accident in Block # 4 of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station (ChAES)

    The document lists extent to which various information related to Chernobyl which should be classified, and for what reasons certain items may be shared.

  • July 17, 1986

    Memorandum of Conversation between Polo Cintra Frías and Konstantin Kurochkin

    General Polo Cintra Frías was the head of the Cuban Military Mission in Angola; General Konstantin Kurochkin was first deputy head of the Main Directorate of Personnel of the Soviet General Staff and a former head of the Soviet Military Mission in Angola.

  • July 19, 1986

    Memorandum of Conversation between Arnaldo Ochoa, Polo Cintra Frías and Konstantin Kurochkin

    General Arnaldo Ochoa was Cuba’s deputy minister of defense in charge of military missions abroad; General Polo Cintra Frías was the head of the Cuban Military Mission in Angola; General Konstantin Kurochkin was first deputy head of the Main Directorate of Personnel of the Soviet General Staff and a former head of the Soviet Military Mission in Angola.

  • July 22, 1986

    Report of Conversation between Oliver Tambo and Angel Dalmau, 'Informe sobre el encuentro entre Oliver Tambo, presidente del ANC y Angel Dalmau – 22 de julio de 1986. Asuntos bilaterales'

    Oliver Tambo was the president of the ANC; Angel Dalmau was a senior staff member of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party working on southern Africa.

  • July 24, 1986

    Saddam Hussein and Ba'ath Party Members Discussing the Status of the Party in the Arab World and Potential Cooperation with the Muslim Brotherhood

    This file contains a meeting between Saddam and the members of the Ba'ath Party in all the Arab countries. Saddam talked about the role of the Ba'ath Party in controlling the Islamic current in the whole Islamic world and the Arab countries. He said that it isn't a profitable trend to contend with these currents, but rather to negotiate with them and try to persuade them that it is inevitable and better to separate between religious thought and command. He talked about the current of the Muslim Brotherhood movement. He stressed that this movement must be exploited to be an ally rather than an enemy. This movement and others similar to it must be persuaded to work with the Ba'ath Party and not against it.

  • July 28, 1986

    List of Information Subject to Classification concerning Questions Associated with the Accident at Unit Nº 4 of the Chernobyl AEhS (ChAEhS)

    An archival summary of the level of secrecy attached to various types of information about the Chernobyl NPP accident, the vast majority of which are classified as "Secret."