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The Kremlin, Russia


Documents and other resources related to the history of Russia since the dissolution of the USSR on December 26, 1991, and the subsequent establishment of the Russian Federation, as well as materials related specifically to the history of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR).

For materials on Soviet history, see Soviet Union.

The Kremlin, Russia

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September 1992

Points for Press Backgrounder on Arms Control and Regional Security Working Group Meeting - 15-17 Sep. 1992

Press guidance for the ACRS meeting to be held in Moscow, September 15-17, 1992.

June 2007

About the Middle East. Folder 81. The Chekist Anthology

Information on the situation in the Middle East prepared by KGB Chairman Yuri Andropov in April 1973, prior to a 7 May 1973 discussion in the Politburo.

Andropov stated that given the increase in anti-Israeli propaganda in Egypt and Syria, as well as the heightened state of readiness of their armies, it was possible that a coalition of Middle Eastern states could resume military operations against Israel before, or during the upcoming Nixon-Brezhnev summit.

To prevent this, the KGB initiated a series of active measures. Specifically, they dispatched KPSU Politburo Candidate Member K.G. Mazurov to speak with Egyptian President Sadat and Syrian President Assad on the USSR’s behalf; informed the United States government through unofficial channels that a resumption of hostilities in the Middle East was not in Moscow’s interests; delayed the delivery of new Soviet surface to surface missiles to Egypt; and dispatched a well known Soviet journalist specializing in Middle Eastern affairs to Cairo and Damascus to study the situation.

September 1992

Background Materials: ACRS Working Group

Attachments include: "Working Group on Regional Security and Arms Control: Organizational Meeting, January 29, 1992. Non-Paper: Points of Consensus." Additional attachments were withheld.

February 19, 1954

Meeting of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Meeting minutes from Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet during which the transfer of Crimea from Russia to Ukraine was approved.

September 1992

Moscow Meeting of ACRS Working Group

Attachments include: "Consultations for Moscow ACRS Meeting: Core Points;" "Opening Remarks of Robert L. Gallucci, U.S. Co-Chairman, September 15, 1992;" "List of Participants in the Moscow Meeting of the Working Group on Arms Control and Regional Security in the Middle East;" "Invitation to Participate in the Moscow ACRS Meeting;" "Administrative Circular No. 1: Middle East Peace Talks;" "Press Guidance for the Arms Control and Regional Security Working Group and the Water Working Group Meetings;" and "Qs and As." Additional attachments were withheld.