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October 28, 1956

ANDROPOV TELEGRAM

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    Andropov Telegram forwarding a letter from Prime Minister Hegedus of Hungary asking for assistance from Soviet troops in putting down Budapest riots
    "Andropov Telegram," October 28, 1956, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, AVP RF, f. 059a, op. 4, p. 6, d. 5,1.12; translation from The Hungarian Quarterly 34 (Spring 1993),104.1" https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/111969
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Budapest, October 28, 1956
In code Top Secret
Not to be copied
Sent from Budapest Urgent

I hereby forward a letter from the Hungarian Government to:

"The Council of Ministers of the Soviet Socialist Republics

Moscow

On behalf of the Council of Ministers of the People's Republic of Hungary I appeal to the Government of the Soviet Union to send Soviet troops in order to put an end to the riots that have broken out in Budapest, to restore order as soon as possible, and to guarantee the conditions for peaceful and creative work.
24 October 1956
Budapest
Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Hungary Andras Hegedus"

28.X.56 [28 October 1956] Andropov