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October 21, 1956

WORKING NOTES FROM THE SESSION OF THE CPSU CC PRESIDIUM ON 21 OCTOBER 1956 ON THE SITUATION IN POLAND

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    Khrushchev calls for patience and a refrain from military intervention in Poland. The entire Presidium supports Krushchev.
    "Working Notes from the Session of the CPSU CC Presidium on 21 October 1956 On the Situation in Poland ," October 21, 1956, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, TsKhSD, F. 3, Op. 12, D. 1006, unnumbered page. Compiled by V. N. Malin. Published in CWIHP Bulletin 8-9, p.388 http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/111878
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Working Notes from the Session of the CPSU CC Presidium on 21 October 1956
On the Situation in Poland (1)

(Molotov, Serov, Zhukov, Mikoyan, Pervukhin, Saburov, Kaganovich, Voroshilov, Suslov, Furtseva, Malenkov)

Cde. Khrushchev:
Taking account of the circumstances, we should refrain from military intervention. We need to display patience. (Everyone agrees with this.)

Translator's Note:

1 Unfortunately, only a small fragment of this session has been found. It is possible that missing pages will turn up in other parts of the Malin collection, but for now the brief (but important) section below is all that is available.