These instructions describe the purposes and required conduct of a Soviet survey group that went to Cuba under cover as agricultural specialists in July 1962. The advanced survey group was tasked with finding suitable locations for Soviet missiles as well as reporting on the effects that Cuba's tropical climate may have on Soviet equipment.
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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