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  • October 25, 1962

    Telegram from Soviet delegate to the United Nations V. A. Zorin to USSR Foreign Ministry

    Preparation for an upcoming meeting with acting UN Secretary U Thant, a meeting with the Soviet Union that will take place between U Thant’s meetings with the US and Cuba. Zorin says they will transmit Khrushchev’s message during the meeting that the Soviet agrees with U Thant’s proposal of holding a negotiation for a peaceful settlement in the Caribbean region. He also says the Soviet should expect the US would not agree to the suspension of “quarantine” activity only after the removal of “offensive weaponry” from Cuba. Soviet, however, would insist the negotiation to be based on U Thant’s proposal of suspending arms stockpiling in Cuba, which is supported by neutral countries.

  • October 26, 1962

    Telegram from Soviet delegate to the UN Zorin to USSR Foreign Ministry (2) on the meeting with U Thant on October 26, 1962

    U Thant’s response to Khrushchev’s reply to his previous message. U Thant expresses satisfaction to Khrushchev and Kennedy’s responses to his previous messages.

  • October 26, 1962

    Telegram from Soviet delegate to the UN Zorin to USSR Foreign Ministry (3) on the meeting between Garcia-Inchaustegui and U Thant on October 26, 1962

    The meeting between the Cuban delegate to the UN Garcia-Inchaustegui and U Thant.

  • October 26, 1962

    Telegram from Soviet delegate to the United Nations V. A. Zorin to USSR Foreign Ministry (1) regarding the meeting with U Thant on the latter's second address

    Soviet response to the new UN proposal based on the US and Soviet government’s approval. They also discussed a proviso in U Thant's first address forbidding ships arriving in Cuba from carrying weaponry, a new American proposal and the Soviet inability to discuss actions to be taken on Cuban territory.

  • October 27, 1962

    Telegram from Soviet delegate to the UN Zorin to USSR Foreign Ministry

    Soviet response to American changes to U Thant’s proposal.

  • October 28, 1962

    Cable from Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko to USSR Ambassador to Cuba Alekseev

    Gromyko asks Alekseev to relay a message to Castro regarding U Thant’s possible visit.

  • October 28, 1962

    Telegram from Soviet delegate to the UN Zorin to USSR Foreign Ministry on meeting with Cuban delegate to the UN Garcia-Inchaustegui

    A meeting where Zorin and Garcia-Inchaustegui discuss a proposed visit by U Thant to Cuba and new US action if Cuban construction projects relating to armament building did not stop.

  • October 29, 1962

    Record of Conversation between Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Kuznetsov and UN Secretary General U Thant

    Kuznetsov’s record of a conversation with U Thant discussing the dismantling of Russian weapons and the American quarantine.

  • October 30, 1962

    Telegram from Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Kuznetsov to USSR Foreign Ministry (2) on the meeting with the UN delegate from Cuba

    Kuznetsov sends the results of a meeting between himself and the Cuban Delegate to the UN, Garcia-Inchaustegui.

  • October 30, 1962

    Telegram from Deputy Foreign Minister Kuznetsov to Soviet Foreign Ministry (1) on the second meeting with U Thant on October 29, 1962

    Kuznetsov sends the results of a meeting with U Thant, regarding the dismantling of weapons in Cuba.

  • October 30, 1962

    Telegram from Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Kuznetsov and Ambassador to the UN Zorin to USSR Foreign Minstry (1)

    Thoughts and opinions from Kuznetsov and Zorin regarding Cuba: namely the possibility of US invasion, U Thant’s intention to talk with Castro, a UN proposal to the US for a framework to end the blockade and the make-up of a UN presence in Cuba.

  • October 31, 1962

    Telegram from Alekseev to USSR Foreign Ministry

    Alekseev gives the details of a meeting with U Thant, a meeting that took place as a result of Cuban refusal to allow U Thant and his advisers to view the dismantling of military sites.

  • October 31, 1962

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Cuba, 'A Cuban Leader Talked about the Situation'

    A report from a conversation with Joaquín Ordoqui. Two major topics are discussed. First: The Brazilian president, Joâo Goulart, sent his aide, Gen. Albino da Silva to Cuba, indicating that the Brazilian government is willing to mediate in the hopes of solving the Cuban problem, that the US is also willing to maintain relations with Cuba, and that [the Brazilian government] wants Cuba to return to the Organization of American States. And second: When negotiating with [UN Secretary-General] U Thant, we made Cuba's position crystal clear. Fidel [Castro] told him [U Thant] that an inspection, regardless of its form, would not be approved [by Cuban leaders], nor would it be approved by the Cuban people.

  • October 31, 1962

    Cable from Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko to USSR Ambassador to Cuba A. I. Alekseev

    Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko cables the Soviet Embassy in Havana that the Soviet leadership had decided to allow UNSG U Thant and his representatives to visit Soviet launchers sites in Cuba and verify that the launchers are being dismantled.

  • October 31, 1962

    Telegram from USSR Foreign Ministry to Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister V.V. Kuznetsov

    Orders from the Soviet Foreign Ministry to Kuznetsov concerning Soviet actions at the UN.

  • November 01, 1962

    Telegram from Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister V.V. Kuznetsov to USSR Foreign Ministry

    Kuznetsov sends the results of a meeting between Castro and U Thant, regarding UN representatives, the blockade and U Thant’s report to the UN.

  • November 01, 1962

    Soviet Record of 1 November1962 Dinner conversation between CPSU CC Politburo Member A.I. Mikoyan and White House envoy John McCloy and US Ambassador to the UN Adlai Stevenson

    Mikoyan talks with Stevenson and McCloy about the rate of dismantling weapons in Cuba, asked when the Americans would lift the quarantine, as they promised to do so and poses the question of American presence in Guantanamo Bay. The U.S. side says all will be fulfilled once the dismantling of weapons is over.

  • November 02, 1962

    Telegram from Soviet Envoy G. Zhukov to CC CPSU

    Soviet envoy to the UN, G. Zhukov, reports to the Soviet leadership on his discussion with US diplomat John McCloy. The US diplomat said that the US hoped the U2 spy plane pictures taken the day before will show that the withdrawal of Soviet Missiles was proceeding as agreed. Provided that progress was made on the issue of Cuba, further cooperation between the two superpowers was possible, including an agreement on an atmospheric test ban and on the militarization of the outer space.

  • November 06, 1962

    Telegram from V.V Kuznetsov to USSR Foreign Ministry

    Kuznetsov relays the results of a meeting with U Thant during which the two talk about removal of weapons from Cuba, the lifting of the quarantine and other issues.

  • November 10, 1962

    Telegram from USSR Foreign Minister A. Gromyko to A.I. Mikoyan via the Soviet Embassy in Havana

    Gromyko sends Mikoyan instructions on how to act toward Cuban and American officials, regarding the signing of the protocol after all weapons are removed from Cuba.