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October 05, 1962

HANDWRITTEN NOTE FOR THE RECORD BY COLONEL GENERAL S.P. IVANOV

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    Ivanov takes notes on a conversation with Khrushchev regarding the progress of weapons en route to Cuba.
    "Handwritten Note for the Record by Colonel General S.P. Ivanov," October 05, 1962, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Dmitriń≠ Antonovich Volkogonov papers, 1887-1995, mm97083838, reprinted in Cold War International History Bulletin 11. Translated by Raymond Garthoff. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/111550
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[Handwritten Note for the Record by Colonel General S.P. Ivanov]

By VCh [secure telephone]

17:20 hours 5 October 1962

N.S. Khrushchev telephoned from [illegible] and inquired how the shipment [of nuclear weapons] was going.

Ivanov reported: The Indigirka arrived 4 October. No overflights [by U.S. surveillance aircraft]. [word illegible] shipment 22 [? unclear reference]. In transit 20 [days].

Transport with special [nuclear] munitions Aleksandrovsk is loaded and ready for dispatch. Permission requested to send it.

N.S. Khrushchev: Send the Aleksandrovsk. Where are the Lunas and IL-28s?

I responded: en route.

[NSK:] Everything is clear. Thanks. [two words illegible]

Written by S.P. Ivanov [signature]

Executed in one copy,
on one sheet, without a draft

Major General G. Yeliseyev [later stamped:]
Top Secret
No. 746-1
Yeliseyev
4 [sic; should be 5] October 1962