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October 21, 1978

Report from M.V. Yegorov, Minister of Shipbuilding Industry of Union of SSR, to the CPSU CC

M.V. Yegorov reports that a barge carrying radioactive waste sank.


Nevada-Semipalatinsk Movement, 'Brief Information on Semipalatinsk Test Site'

A pamphlet about the Semipalatinsk Test Site, describing its history of nuclear testing from 1949 to 1989. Detailed information about the radioactive fallout from the tests is provided. The guide also gives information about the physical ailments  nuclear tests rendered on local populations and includes rates of cancer, mental diseases, and infant mortality in the region.

November 16, 1962

Letter, P.V. Akindinov to the Chief of General Headquarters of the Armed Forces of the USSR

A cover letter from the Chief of Headquarters in Cuba indicating that he is submitting photos of the withdrawal of Soviet troops and the destruction of Soviet launchpads in Cuba.

August 1962

Instructions from Marshal of the Soviet Union A. Grechko to the Commanding General of the Soviet Troops on the Island of Cuba

Marshal of the Soviet Union A. Grechko provides strict guidance on the personal and professional conduct of Soviet troops stationed in Cuba.

January 16, 1992

Conversation between the Head of the Chancellor’s Office, Federal Minister Friedrich Bohl, and Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev, 15 January 1992, 13.00 Hours

Bohl and Kozyrev talk through the potential proliferation of nuclear and chemical weapons after the demise of the Soviet Union. Moreover, they consult on the reduction of tactical and strategic nuclear weapons.

December 23, 1991

Conversation between the Head of the Chancellor’s Office, Federal Minister Bohl, and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Zlenko on 21 December 1991, 9.00 - 10.00 Hours

Bohl and Zlenko analyze the situation in the immediate aftermath of the Soviet Union's formal dissolution. They disuss the fate of the remaining nuclear weapons and armaments in Ukraine and the prospects for their dismantlement. They also review plans for the withdrawal of "Soviet" soldiers from Germany and their return to Ukraine.

November 25, 1991

The Chancellor's [Helmut Kohl's] Meeting with Russian President Yeltsin on Thursday, 21 November 1991

Kohl and Yeltsin discuss Russia-Ukraine relations, Russian debt and finance issues, the question of Volga-Germans and the release of Honecker from the Chilean embassy.


Report, S. Biryuzov to Marshal of the Soviet Union Cde. R. Ya. Malinovsky on Some Conclusions and Suggestions concerning the Operations of the Missile Troops in Operation 'Anadyr''

April 2, 1963

Report from General-Lieutenant of Aviation Lovkov to Marshal of the Soviet Union Cde. N.I. Krylov

General-Lieutenant of Aviation Lovkov reflects on Operation Anadyr’, including what lessons the Soviet military can draw from the episode and how the personnel involved in the shipment of missiles to Cuba should now be treated.

August 23, 1963

Report from General-Lieutenant of Aviation Lovkov to the Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff

General-Lieutenant of Aviation Lovkov writes that the "experience of the shipments of the Missile Forces by sea in the summer of 1962" to Cuba will be useful in completing a new manual on transporting missiles over water.