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  • June 17, 1983

    Letter, Moldavian Academy of Sciences, No. 0266, to Vice-President USSR AS [Academy of Sciences], Academician P. N. Fedoseev

    Letter reporting that the instructions of the Moldavian Academy of Science will be carried out.

  • July 04, 1983

    Information by the Soviet Ambassador in Budapest on the situation in Iran

    This bulletin from the Soviet ambassador to Hungary describes Soviet relations with Iran, including tensions relating to Iranian communists and the double containment policy created by Soviet military aid to Iran, as well as Iraq, during the Iran-Iraq War.

  • July 11, 1983

    Information from the Bulgarian Communist Party Regarding the Visit of the Delegation of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) to Bulgaria

    Information summarizing the objectives of a visit of the FSLN delegation, headed by Baiardo Arse [name is spelled phonetically], to Bulgaria. The visit, which took place from 28 June to July 3 1983, aimed at exchanging information and ideas on ways to reform FSLN, in order to transform the Front into an avant-garde Marxist-Leninist party. The document describes the political and economic pressure exerted by the Reagan administration on a number of Central and Latin American countries, in order to decrease the support for the Front and other leftist revolutionary movements. According to the information FSLN responded to these measures by consolidating and strengthening its army, and national militia; maintaining transparency and political pluralism; strengthening the cooperative and state economic sector, and redirecting trade to new markets, mainly in the socialist community.

  • July 14, 1983

    Memorandum of Conversation between Todor Zhivkov and Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Sofia

  • July 15, 1983

    Letter from Gen. D. Stoyanov to Gen. C. Kiszczak with Intelligence on USA, Yugoslavia, Albania, Iran, etc.

  • July 23, 1983

    National Security Council, Memorandum from Shirin Tahir-Kheli to Robert Oakley, 'Dealing with Pakistan’s Nuclear Program: A US Strategy'

    This memorandum by a senior NSC staffer took the Pervez case seriously as a threat to aid to Pakistan that Islamabad needed to avert by making “reliable assurances on enrichment and on illegal procurement activities.”

  • July 25, 1983

    Information from Gen. G. Anachkov on Albanian intelligence Officers’ Recruitment of Agents in Bulgaria

  • July 28, 1983

    Memorandum, Branch Office of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Trade in Pyongyang to the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Trade

    At the Soviet-Korean Intergovernmental Economic, Technical, and Scientific Consultative Commission, the Soviets decline to extend technological cooperation with the Koreans until the DPRK is part of relevant international agreements.

  • July 28, 1983

    Ciphered Telegram No. 152, Embassy of Hungary in the Soviet Union to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Report on an unofficial visit by Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi's son and future Prime Minister of India, to the Soviet Union in 1983.

  • August 04, 1983

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    The Bulgarian Embassy in North Korea urges the DPRK to join the Non-Proliferation Treaty. North Korea won't commit, citing presence of US nuclear weapons in South Korea

  • August 04, 1983

    Report from Gen. G. Anachkov on New Features on the Operational Situation in Arabic Direction

  • August 10, 1983

    Fidel Castro to José Eduardo dos Santos

    José Eduardo dos Santos was the president of Angola.

  • August 11, 1983

    Fidel Castro to Polo Cintra Frías

    General Polo Cintra Frías was the head of the Cuban Military Mission in Angola

  • August 11, 1983

    Raúl Castro to Rodolfo Puente Ferro

    Raúl Castro was Cuba’s minister of defense; Rodolfo Puente Ferro was Cuba’s ambassador to Angola.

  • August 11, 1983

    Rodolfo Puente Ferro to Fidel and Raúl Castro

    Rodolfo Puente Ferro was Cuba’s ambassador to Angola; Raúl Castro was Cuba’s minister of defense.

  • August 11, 1983

    Rodolfo Puente Ferro to Raúl Castro

    Rodolfo Puente Ferro was Cuba’s ambassador to Angola; Raúl Castro was Cuba’s minister of defense.

  • August 11, 1983

    Memorandum of Telephone Conversation between Ulises Rosales and Polo Cintra Frías

    General Ulises Rosales was Cuba’s first deputy minister of defense; General Polo Cintra Frías was the head of the Cuban Military Mission in Angola.

  • August 14, 1983

    Memorandum of Conversation between Fidel and Raúl Castro, 'Analisis sobre la situación en Angola'

    Raúl Castro was Cuba’s defense minister.

  • August 15, 1983

    Hungarian Embassy in the DPRK, Ciphered Telegram, 15 August 1983. Subject: Conference of the ministers of education and culture of the Non-Aligned Movement in Pyongyang.

    In this telegram, the Non-Alignhed Movement convened in Pyongyang. The Cuban ambassador speaks about the proceedings, namely North Korea's negative posture throughout the conference and their insistence on imposing the Juche ideology. The extremist ideas of the Korean delegation did not successfully push through in the conference.

  • August 18, 1983

    Memorandum of Conversation between Jorge Risquet, Abelardo Colomé and José Eduardo dos Santos, 'Reunión con la dirección angolana ...'

    Jorge Risquet was Castro’s point man for Angola; General Abelardo Colomé had been the head of the Cuban Military Mission in Angola in 1975-77; José Eduardo dos Santos was the president of Angola.