Secret report details proposed deal on ‘troops for loans’By Pavel Stroilov | 14 July 2011 | 2 Related pieces
Such a loan would be linked with the Soviet Union’s actions for a resolution of the Middle East crisis
Vadim Medvedev’s report to Mikhail Gorbachev in 1990
Proposals for massive loans to the Soviet Union in 1990 in return for a troop deployment against Iraq were outlined in a secret report.
The report on the proposals to Mikhail Gorbachev, then Soviet president, has been uncovered by Exaro from a huge Soviet archive.
Vadim Medvedev, then secretary of the central committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, wrote it after a meeting with Shin Kyuk-Ho, founder and chief executive of the South Korean-based multinational conglomerate, Lotte Group. The meeting was held in Seoul in November 1990, three months after Iraq invaded Kuwait.