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This is a collection of documents by historian Larry Watts, who translated several documents from the Moldovan archives from 1977-1980.
These documents were originally published on the Web site of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, together with a detailed introduction by the author.
Larry Watts’ work sheds new light on Moscow’s view of the variety and importance of Soviet-Romanian differences during 1977-1980. The documents address a number of issues related to the difficult relationship between Soviet and Romanian leaderships, including their frequent clashes of interests and Romania’s position within the communist bloc.
The documents translated by Larry Watts are: