DRAFT TELEGRAM TO ITALIAN COMMUNIST LEADER PALMIRO TOGLIATTI ON THE QUESTION OF THE SITUATION IN HUNGARYCITATION SHARE DOWNLOAD
get citationThis CC CPSU draft telegram to Palmiro Togliatti agrees with the Italian leader’s assessment that the Hungarian government is becoming more reactionary. The telegram states that Nagy’s growing alignment with reactionary forces will not be accepted. The CC CPSU telegram concludes with reassurances that the unity of collective leadership of the party remains in tact."Draft telegram to Italian Communist Leader Palmiro Togliatti on the question of the situation in Hungary" October 31, 1956, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, TsKhSD, F. 89, Per. 45, Dok. 14; translated by Johanna Granville, Mark Doctoroff, and in The Hungarian Quarterly 34 (Spring 1993), 107. Published in CWIHP Bulletin 5, pp.32-33. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/111093
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Draft telegram to Italian Communist Leader Palmiro Togliatti on the question of the situation in Hungary, 31 October 1956,
CPSU CC Protocol 49
Workers of the World, Unite!
Communist Party of the Soviet Union
No P 49/69
To Comrade Shepilov (M[inistry] of F[oreign] A[ffairs]) and to Comrade Vinogradov Extract from Minutes No. 49, taken at the October 31, 1956 meeting of the Presidium of the CC
Draft of a telegram to be sent to Comrade Togliatti
The CC approves the attached text of a telegram to be sent to Comrade Togliatti in connection with the Hungarian situation.
Secretary of the CC
To Paragraph 69 of Minutes No. 49
For Comrade TOGLIATTI
In your evaluation of the situation in Hungary and of the tendencies of development of the Hungarian Government toward a reactionary development, we are in agreement with you. According to our information, Nagy is occupying a two-faced position and is falling more and more under the influence of the reactionary forces. For the time being we are not speaking out openly against Nagy, but we will not reconcile ourselves with the turn of events toward a reactionary debauche.
Your friendly warnings regarding the possibility of the weakening of the unity of the collective leadership of our party have no basis. We can firmly assure you that in the complex international situation our collective leadership unanimously [yedinodushno] evaluates the situation and unanimously takes appropriate decisions.