TELEGRAM FROM SOVIET AMBASSADOR TO CUBA ALEKSEEV TO THE USSR MFACITATION SHARE DOWNLOAD
get citationAlekseev’s response to the US threats toward Cuba."Telegram from Soviet Ambassador to Cuba Alekseev to the USSR MFA" October 22, 1962, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, AVP RF, copy courtesy of NSA; translation by Mark H. Doctoroff http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/111783
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Regarding the threats of the USA toward Cuba, we remain in constant contact with Fidel Castro and Raoul Castro.
The Cuban command gave an order for full mobilization of the army and occupation of defensive positions. Besides telegraphic dispatches of information agencies and Kennedy's speeches, our friends have no other information.
We will quickly inform you of all new facts.
We are taking steps to ensure security and the organization of a duty roster in Soviet institutions.
Please issue an order to the radio center to listen to us around the clock.
[Source: AVP RF, copy courtesy of NSA; translation by Mark H. Doctoroff.]