Anatoli Shcharansky, the Jewish dissident

The following section was taken from "KGB : The Inside Story" [1] page 450 :

  " Service A (Active Measures) attached extreme importance to 
   countering Carter's human rights campaign by attacking the United 
   States' own record. In 1977, it composed a number of letters to the 
   President's wife, Rosalynn Carter, protesting against 'the 
   infringement of human rights' in the Unites States. While 
   Gordievsky was stationed in Copenhagen, the residency succeeded in 
   persuading a well-known liberal politician to send one of these 
   letters to Mrs Carter. The residency was so excited that it 
   immediatly sent a PR line officer to her home town to obtain a copy 
   of the letter and satisfy himself that it corresponded to the KGB 
   draft. The two texts matched exactly, and a triumphant report was 
   sent to the Centre. {16}
    The trials of Soviet human rights activists in 1978 brought 
   further official American condemnations. The KGB hit back with a 
   crude attempt to link the Jewish dissident, Anatoli Shcharansky, 
   with the CIA; he was sentenced to ten years in jail on a trumped-up 
   charge by the KGB of passing secret information to an American 
   journalist. {17} Though well aware that it had fabricated this 
   particular plot, the KGB convinced itself that there was 
   nonetheless a real conspiracy by the CIA and the White House to 
   manipulate the human rights campaign in the Soviet Union. Gromyko 
   continued to insist, even in the era of the glasnost, that the 
   campaign was part and parcel of American 'ideological subversion 
   against the USSR ... Carter took a personal hand in the campaign of 
   provocation'. {18}

   {16} Gordievsky
   {17} Ulam, Dangerous Relations, pp. 200-2 Shevchenko, 
     Breaking with Moscow, p. 398
   {18} Gromyko, Memories, p. 291"

KGB Inside Story KGB Inside Story KGB Inside Story KGB Inside Story KGB Inside Story [1] "KGB : The Inside Story of Its Foreign Operations from Lenin to Gorbachev"
by Andrew, Christopher; Gordievsky, Oleg

Hardcover: 704 pages
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Limited, London 1990
ISBN-10: 0340485612
ISBN-13: 978-0340485613

[2] "Dangerous Relations: The Soviet Union in World Politics, 1970-1982"
by Adam B. Ulam

Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (March 29, 1984)
ISBN-10: 0195034244
ISBN-13: 978-0195034240

[3] "Breaking with Moscow"
by Arkady N. Shevchenko

Hardcover: 378 pages
Publisher: Knopf; 1st ed edition (January 12, 1985)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0394520556
ISBN-13: 978-0394520551

[4] "Memories"
by A.A. Gromyko (Author), Harold Shukman (Translator), Andrei Andreevich Gromyko (Author)

Hardcover: 365 pages
Publisher: Hutchinson (May 1989)
ISBN-10: 0091738083
ISBN-13: 978-0091738082