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  • October 30, 1962

    Telegram from Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Kuznetsov and Ambassador to the UN Zorin to USSR Foreign Ministry

    Report on a breakfast held by Zorin - chairman of the Security Council - with its members. The topics of discussion include: American agreement to the Soviet proposal for checks on vessels carried out by representatives of the International Red Cross, the Irish proposal to convene the Council right after U Thant's return from Cuba to decide on an inspection mechanism for the dismantlings, and the Ghanaian delegate's remarks on the situation in Congo.

  • March 11, 1976

    Minutes of the Meeting between Todor Zhivkov and Fidel Castro in Sofia

    Conversation for the record between Zhivkov and Castro during a four-day-long state visit of the Cuban leader to Bulgaria. Among the main issues discussed was the state of economic development in both countries, their relations with Albania, China, Romania and Yugoslavia; the Cuban foreign policy in Africa and the Caribbean; the civil war in Angola; the battle for the Third World.

  • June, 1976

    Raúl Castro, Report on his Visit to Africa, 'Informe al Buró Político del Segundo Secretario del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba acerca de su visita... (19 de abril a 7 junio de 1976)'

    Cuba’s minister of defense Raúl Castro reports on his visit to Angola, the USSR, Congo Brazzaville and Guinea Conakry, 19 April - 7 June 1976.

  • October 18, 1979

    Transcript of CPSU CC Politburo Meeting (excerpt), 18 October 1979

    [Excerpt] Transcript of CPSU CC Politburo Meeting regarding telegrams from Cuba regarding the attitudes of SWAPO men and Angolans towards the Cubans and fighting. The Politburo members also discussed Sino-Soviet relations, Cuban sugar sales, and Soviet cooperation with Spain.

  • May 14, 1981

    Memorandum of Conversation between Senén Casas and Nikolai Ogarkov

    General Senén Casas was Cuba’s first deputy minister of defense; Marshal Nikolai Ogarkov was the chief of the Soviet General Staff.

  • December 29, 1982

    Memorandum of Conversation between Raúl Castro and Yuri Andropov

    Raúl Castro was Cuba's defense minister; Yuri Andropov was the general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

  • January 08, 1984

    Memorandum of Conversation between Fidel Castro and Petr Demichev

    Petr Demichev was a nonvoting member of the Soviet Politburo.

  • January 10, 1984

    Memorandum of Conversation between Abelardo Colomé and Dmitri Ustinov

    Cuban general Abelardo Colomé followed Angolan affairs closely; Marshal Dmitri Ustinov was the Soviet minister of defense.

  • January 25, 1984

    Memorandum of Conversation between Jorge Risquet and Valentin Varennikov

    Jorge Risquet was Castro’s point man for Angola; General Valentin Varennikov was the third highest ranking officer of the Soviet Army.

  • August, 1984

    Cuban Talking Points for Conversation with General Varennikov, 'Consideraciones a los aspectos planteados por el general de ejército Varennikov, durante su visita a la RPA, agosto de 1984'

    General Valentin Varennikov was the third highest ranking officer of the Soviet Army.

  • August 12, 1984

    Memorandum of Conversation between Polo Cintra Frías and Valentin Varennikov

    General Polo Cintra Frías was the head of the Cuban Military Mission in Angola; General Valentin Varennikov was the third highest ranking officer of the Soviet Army.

  • March 20, 1985

    Memorandum of Conversation between Raúl Castro and Mikhail Gorbachev

    Raúl Castro was Cuba’s defense minister; Mikhail Gorbachev was the General Secretary of the Communist party of the Soviet Union.

  • October 28, 1985

    Memorandum of Conversation between Fidel Castro and Eduard Shevardnadze

    Eduard Shevardnadze was the Soviet foreign minister.

  • November 15, 1985

    Memorandum of Telephone Conversation between Fidel Castro and Mikhail Gorbachev

    Mikhail Gorbachev was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

  • November 27, 1985

    Memorandum of Telephone Conversation between Fidel Castro and Mikhail Gorbachev

    Mikhail Gorbachev was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

  • January 24, 1986

    Meeting between Cuba and the Soviet Union, 'Reunión Bilateral Cuba - URSS'

    Meeting between Cuban and Soviet officials.

  • January 27, 1986

    Meeting between Cuba, the Soviet Union, and Angola, 'Tripartita Cuba - URSS - RPA'

    Meeting between Cuban, Angolan and Soviet officials.

  • July 17, 1986

    Memorandum of Conversation between Polo Cintra Frías and Konstantin Kurochkin

    General Polo Cintra Frías was the head of the Cuban Military Mission in Angola; General Konstantin Kurochkin was first deputy head of the Main Directorate of Personnel of the Soviet General Staff and a former head of the Soviet Military Mission in Angola.

  • July 19, 1986

    Memorandum of Conversation between Arnaldo Ochoa, Polo Cintra Frías and Konstantin Kurochkin

    General Arnaldo Ochoa was Cuba’s deputy minister of defense in charge of military missions abroad; General Polo Cintra Frías was the head of the Cuban Military Mission in Angola; General Konstantin Kurochkin was first deputy head of the Main Directorate of Personnel of the Soviet General Staff and a former head of the Soviet Military Mission in Angola.

  • September 08, 1986

    Memorandum of Conversation between Fidel Castro and Konstantin Kurochkin

    General Konstantin Kurochkin was first deputy head of the Main Directorate of Personnel of the Soviet General Staff and a former head of the Soviet Military Mission in Angola.