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October 28, 1956

ANDROPOV REPORT, 28 OCTOBER 1956

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    Yuri Andropov forwards this letter from Hungarian Prime Minister Andras Hegedus to the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Socialist Republics. The letter requests Soviet troops to quell the riots in Budapest.
    "Andropov Report, 28 October 1956," October 28, 1956, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, AVP RF, f. 059a, op. 4, p. 6, d. 5, l. 12; translation from The Hungarian Quarterly 34 (Spring 1993), 104. Published in CWIHP Bulletin 5, p. 30. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/111089
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Budapest, October 28, 1956

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Sent from Budapest Urgent

I hereby forward a letter from the Hungarian
Government to:

The Council of Ministers of the Soviet Socialist
Republics

Moscow

On behalf of the Council of Ministers of the People's Republic of Hungary I appeal to the Government of the Soviet Union to send Soviet troops in order to put an end to the riots that have broken out in Budapest, to restore order as soon as possible, and to guarantee the conditions for peaceful and creative work.

24 October 1956
Budapest
Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Hungary Andras Hegedus
28.X.56 [28 October 1956] Andropov