27 October 1962 / Enciphered cable from Havana, from Alekseyev on the inevitable intervention
To Comrade N.S. Khrushchev
Copy No. 12
No. 0181sh 27/X/62
[Translator’s note: Distribution for this cable is as follows: Brezhnev, Voronov, Kirilenko, Kozlov, Kosygin, Kuusinen, Mikoyan, Podgornyy, Polyanskiy, Suslov, Khrushchev, Khrushchev, Shvernik, Grishin, Rashidov, Mazurov, Mzhavanadze, Shcherbitskiy, Demichev, Ilyichev, Ponomarev, Shchelepin, Gromyko, Malinovskiy, Kuznetsov, Lapin, Malik, Orlov, Pushkin, Semenov, Sobolev, Firyubin, Podtserob, Smirnovskiy, Tsarapkin, 10th Department]
From: Havana No. 49292 Time: 14:40 Date: 27/X/1962
Special No. 1666
F. Castro is with us in the embassy and is preparing a personal letter for Comrade N. S. Khrushchev, which will be immediately transmitted to you.
Castro feels that intervention is all but inevitable, and will occur in the coming 24-72 hours.