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November 02, 1962

CHINESE EMBASSY TO THE SOVIET UNION, INFORMATION ON THE REPORT DELIVERED BY MAJ. BORIS GELIBUSIJI FROM THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT OF THE SOVIET UNION IN THE MOSCOW ENGINEERING AND PHYSICS COLLEGE

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    Further information from the Chinese Embassy to the Soviet Union on the report delivered by Maj. Boris Gelibusiji from the Defense Department of the Soviet Union in the Moscow Engineering and Physics College, describing comments he made on the Sino-Indian border conflict and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
    "Chinese Embassy to the Soviet Union, Information on the report delivered by Maj. Boris Gelibusiji from the defense department of the Soviet Union in the Moscow Engineering and Physics College," November 02, 1962, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, PRC FMA 111-00342-02, 5-6. Translated by Zhang Qian. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/115106
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Foreign Ministry,

On the 30th of October, in the Moscow Engineering and Physics College, a report of current events was delivered. The reporter was Maj. Boris Gelibusiji [sic] from the Defense Ministry of the Soviet Union. When it came to the Sino-Indian border problem, the reporter said, “The Sino-Indian border has never been demarcated. Prior to 1961, the position adopted by the Chinese government was wrong. For China, with a large population, wanted more territory, we [therefore] supported India. Now some changes have occurred in the policy of Chinese government, so we now support China.” When our exchange students expressed their disagreement to the way the reporter spoke of [the situation], [the reporter] added, “In the associated meeting of socialist countries, all nations condemned China.” He continued, “It is wrong to terminate the trading between China and India. Could China’s present policy be wiser, like the attitude the Soviet government adopted towards the Cuba problem, i.e., avoiding war?” With reference to the reporter twisting our country’s policy, our exchange students lodged a protest to the party secretary of the college.

Besides, when it came to the Cuban problem, the reporter said, “The major reason behind the US blockade was that Cuba’s possession of aggressive weapons posed a threat to the US. The Soviet Union declared that the weapons were in the hands of Soviet officers and would be withdrawn. By doing this, [the Soviet Union] took hold of the trump card of the US on this problem.” [The reporter] added, “The benefit of associating the Cuba problem with [US] military bases in Turkey is that it would compel the US to ponder this point, and therefore remove Turkey’s threat to the Soviet Union.”

When it came to the Albania problem, the reporter said, “Albania originally wanted to form an alliance with Italy, but it was rejected. The difficulties they are facing are mounting. Many have now changed their views towards the Soviet Union, except [Albanian Premier Mehmet] Shehu who remains stubborn.”

Embassy to the Soviet Union

2 November 1962