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  • December 01, 1979

    Personal memorandum Andropov to Brezhnev

    Personal memorandum Andropov to Brezhnev regarding the situation in Afghanistan following Amin’s coup

  • December, 1979

    Additional information for the Soviet comrades on the visit of the Mongolian party and government delegation to Indochina

    This report informs the Soviet side about the issues of implementing a common declaration following the Sino-Soviet conflict and North Korea's support for China.

  • December 01, 1979

    Conversation between Jambyn Batmunkh and Le Duan

    In December 1979 Mongolian party and government delegation headed by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Mongolia Jambyn Batmunkh visited Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos and had held talks with the leaders of these countries on issues pertinent to the Sino-Vietnamese war of 1979, Pol Pot’s regime, situation in Indochina and Chinese foreign policy in Asia.

  • December, 1979

    Alexander Lyakhovskiy's Account of the Decision of the CC CPSU Decision to Send Troops to Afghanistan

  • December, 1979

    The Capability of the Puppet Regime to Launch an Attack on the South: A Comprehensive Analysis

    South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs Information and Cultural Bureau reports on the current situation and information regarding the risk of a North Korea attack, North Korea's military capabilities, and the definiteness of a possible of a North Korean invasion.

  • December 02, 1979

    Telegram from Chief Soviet Military Adviser, 'Report from Kabul'

    H. Amin requests that the Soviet government send one reinforced regiment to Badakhshan.

  • December 02, 1979

    Conversation between Jambyn Batmunkh and Pham Van Dong

    In December 1979 Mongolian party and government delegation headed by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Mongolia Jambyn Batmunkh visited Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos and had held talks with the leaders of these countries on issues pertinent to the Sino-Vietnamese war of 1979, Pol Pot’s regime, situation in Indochina and Chinese foreign policy in Asia.

  • December 03, 1979

    Section for Relations with Foreign Countries of the Moldavian Communist Party Central Committee, to MCP Central Committee, 'Information On the Activity of the Radio-Interception Group of the State Committee for Television and Radio of Moldavia'

    List of questions and topics for the Moldavian State Committee for Television and Radio to focus on collecting. The MCP was concerned about tracking anti-Soviet and anti-Moldavian propaganda which originated in Romania.

  • December 04, 1979

    Telegram from Chief Soviet Military Adviser, 'Report from Kabul'

    H. Amin requests subunits of Soviet Internal Troops capable of keeping order in the northern regions together with the DRA people’s militia.

  • December 04, 1979

    Conversation between Jambyn Batmunkh and Heng Samrin

    In December 1979 Mongolian party and government delegation headed by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Mongolia Jambyn Batmunkh visited Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos and had held talks with the leaders of these countries on issues pertinent to the Sino-Vietnamese war of 1979, Pol Pot’s regime, situation in Indochina and Chinese foreign policy in Asia.

  • December 04, 1979

    Memorandum of conversation between Dutch Prime-Minister Van Agt and Belgian Prime-Minister Wilfried Martens

    Van Agt and Martens discuss how their positions on TNF modernization are being affected by coalition politics within their respective legislatures.

  • December 05, 1979

    Exchange of notes, Defense Minister Scholten (also to other NATO Defense ministers) – British Defense Secretary for Defense

    Defense Minister Scholten writes to other NATO Defense Ministers to clarify the position of the Netherlands on TNF modernization. He focuses on issues related to the size of the modernization program, which in its current state he fears is too large, and also the possibility of separating the issues of making a decision on modernization and then implementing it. The British Defense Secretary then writes to refute each of his concerns on the wider issue of TNF modernization. An addendum focuses more specifically on the issues relating to the Netherlands.

  • December 05, 1979

    Agreement between the Czechoslovak and Soviet interior ministries on the processing of the educational text "Socialist Pedagogy" for the Czechoslovak College of National Security

    This agreement concerns the editing and publication process for the instructional material "Socialist Pedagogy," which is to be taught to pupils of the Czechoslovak College of National Security. Utilization and distribution of the document is discussed and a list of topics to be addressed in the document is included. The teaching material is to focus on preventative educational measures of the Czechoslovak National Security forces, mainly teaching Socialism and Communism. An example of a chart to fill in according to the editing process is included.

  • December 05, 1979

    Working plan between the Academy of the Interior Ministry of the Soviet Union and the College of National Security of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic on steps to take on "Socialist Pedagogy" teaching materials

    This chart outlines steps that need to be taken on the instructional document entitled "Socialist Pedagogy." It shows which agency is working on each step from writing to editing to publication, the deadline for each step, what shape the finalized product of each step should take and the conditions that need to be met before the document is transferred to functionary specialists.

  • December 05, 1979

    Two Hundred and Eleventh Plenary Meeting of the Twenty-Third International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference in New Delhi, Regarding the Credentials of the South African Delegate

    Record of the 211th Plenary Meeting of the 23rd International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference in New Delhi. The Conference discusses the credentials of the delegate from South Africa, with a number of countries proposing that the delegate should be rejected due to South Africa's continued policy of Apartheid.

  • December 06, 1979

    Letter from Todor Zhivkov to Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev, Sofia

  • December 06, 1979

    Extract from CPSU CC Politburo Decision

    Extract from CPSU CC Politburo Decision about the dispatch of a special division to Afghanistan upon the request of Amin

  • December 06, 1979

    Record of Conversation between Soviet Ambassador to Afghanistan F.A. Tabeev and H. Amin

    Record of Conversation between Soviet Ambassador to Afghanistan F.A. Tabeev and H. Amin regarding future Soviet-Afghan cooperation

  • December 06, 1979

    Cable No. 2612, Ambassador Yoshida to the Foreign Minister, 'Prime Minister's Visit to China (Courtesy Call on Premier Hua) (A)'

    Premier Hua and Prime Minister Ohira express great interest in strengthening relations between China and Japan.

  • December 06, 1979

    Cable No. 2630, Ambassador Yoshida to the Foreign Minister, 'Prime Minister's Visit to China (Ohira – Deng Meeting)'

    China and Japan discuss Taiwan and the relationship China will allow Japan and other countries to have with Taiwan.