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July 4, 1962

Chief of the General Staff Marshal of the Soviet Union M. Zakharov, 'Composition of Advance Survey Group' [Excerpt]

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A list of personnel making up the survey group tasked with finding suitable locations for Soviet missiles and reporting on the effects that Cuba's tropical weather would have on Soviet equipment. The personnel were in Cuba under cover as agricultural specialists.

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TsAMO fond 1, opis 14041cc, delo 1, ll. 138-148. Contributed by Sergey Radchenko and Vladislav Zubok and translated by Gary Goldberg.


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