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July 14, 1962

Note, R. Malinovsky and Bakayev to the Captain of the Ship 'Dvinoles' and to the Chief of the Military Contingent

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Envelope Nº 44


To the captain of “Dvinoles”

To the chief of the military contingent


Open together with the chief of the military contingent after passing [entered: the Danish Straits].





TO THE CAPTAIN [handwritten: of the ship “Dvinoles”]



[handwritten: The ship] is to go [handwritten: to the island of Cuba]

The destination port is [handwritten: La Isabella]


It is permitted to announce the destination to all the personnel. Conduct the necessary explanatory work among CPSU, Komsomol members and all the personnel about the performance of a special government assignment. Begin studying material [handwritten: about Cuba]. Use members of the crew who have previously been [handwritten: to the island of Cuba] when holding conversations.


Destroy this document after reading and understanding this content.


[Seal of the USSR Minister of Defense]





[handwritten: 14] [July] 1962

[Seal of the USSR Minister of the Merchant Fleet]





[handwritten: 14] [July] 1962

This cover letter tells the captain of the ship Dvinoles and the chief of the military contingent to together open a package after passing the Danish Straights. The package reveals the final location of the ship.

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TsAMO fond 1, opis 14041cc, delo 1, ll. 165-166. Contributed by Sergey Radchenko and Vladislav Zubok and translated by Gary Goldberg.


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