Cuban Missile Crisis, Document 6

24 May 1962 – Report from Malinovskiy and Zakharov to the TsK KPSS on the disposition of a Soviet Group of Forces in Cuba Especially Urgent       To the Chairman of the Security Council                                     Comrade N. S. Khrushchev In accordance with your instructions, the Ministry of Defense proposes:             1. On the island of Cuba,Continue reading “Cuban Missile Crisis, Document 6”

Cuban Missile Crisis, Document 5

14 April 1962 – KGB Chairman Semichastnyy’s report to the TsK KPSS on Valdez’s statements regarding Cuban support to the revolutionary movement in Latin America Top Secret                              14 April 1962                                                                          TsK KPSS             In addition to the previously briefed information (No. 796-S, dated 4 April 1962), I am reporting on the statements of theContinue reading “Cuban Missile Crisis, Document 5”

Cuban Missile Crisis, Document 4

4 April 1962 – KGB Chairman Semichastnyy’s report to the TsK KPSS on the Valdez visit to Moscow             4 April 1962                                                                            TsK KPSS             The Cuban Minister of Internal Affairs Ramiro VALDEZ MENENDEZ, upon his return to Havana after his March 1962 visit to the Soviet Union, in a conversation with a member ofContinue reading “Cuban Missile Crisis, Document 4”

Cuban Missile Crisis, Document 3

Document 3: 12 March 1962: Report from A. Adzhubey regarding his trip to the US and meeting with President Kennedy SECRET TsK KPSS             During my time in the United States, Brazil, and on the way to Mexico, I had several meetings with US President John Kennedy, his brother Robert Kennedy, and a number ofContinue reading “Cuban Missile Crisis, Document 3”

Cuban Missile Crisis: Document 2

Document 2: 2 September 1961 – B. Ponomarev report on Blas Roca‘s reception in the TsK KPSS [Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union] and attachment (text of Fidel Castro‘s message to the TsK KPSS) Secret TsK KPSS 32949 2 SEP 1961 TO THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE KPSS Arriving in Moscow,Continue reading “Cuban Missile Crisis: Document 2”

Cuban Missile Crisis: Document 1

The first set of documents I’ll be translating and posting over the coming weeks are from those donated to the National Security Archive by Russian historian Sergo Mikoyan dealing with the Cuban Missile Crisis. There are 60 documents in all, and will be of interest to Cold War historians and those interested in Soviet, Russian,Continue reading “Cuban Missile Crisis: Document 1”