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  • March 04, 1964

    From the Diary of A. I. Alekseyev, Record of Conversation with Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, Fidel Castro, 30 January 1964

    Castro attends a demonstration of new Soviet machinery for sugar harvesting and makes suggestions for improvement. Members of the National Leadership of the Cuban Communist Party were also present.

  • March 04, 1964

    From the Diary of A. I. Alekseyev, Record of Conversations with Individual Cuban leaders about Fidel Castro’s Visit to the USSR, 8 February 1964

    USSR Ambassador to Cuba, A.I. Alekseyev, briefly reports about Fidel Castro's recent visit to the Soviet Union, which is viewed by most as a success. Alekseyev also mentions several conversations with other Cuban leaders about Castro's visit.

  • March 05, 1964

    Note number 150, 'Visit of M. Ho Ying'

    Henri de Bourdeille reports on his meeting with the Chinese Ambassador following the establishment of relations between France and China.

  • March 08, 1964

    Record of Premier Zhou Enlai's Conversations with the President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah

    Over the course of three conversations, Zhou and Nkrumah discuss African regionalism, China's position at the United Nations and its relations with the United States, non-alignment, decolonization, developments in the Congo, and an African nuclear-weapons-free zone.

  • March 10, 1964

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    A report on a meeting between Nikita Khrushchev and the North Korean ambassador in which the two discussed the situation in South Korea.

  • March 15, 1964

    Conversations between the Delegation of the Romanian Workers Party and the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in Pitzunda, 15 March 1964 (excerpts)

    Khrushchev and Mikoyan discuss the Cuban Missile Crisis in this excerpt from a conversation with a Romanian delegation in Pitzunda, Georgia (now Abkhazia). They discuss the Sino-Soviet Split, and Khrushchev complains that "the Chinese qualified us as adventurers, while on other issues they call us cowards," and explains his reasoning for defending Cuba.

  • March 16, 1964

    Approval of a Leave of Absence

  • March 17, 1964

    Letter from Dutch Embassy, Havana (Pos), 17 March 1964

    Ambassador Pos forwards a letter detailing an exchange between First Secretary of the Embassy Reinink and Fidel Castro.

  • March 20, 1964

    Record of Conversation between Liu Shaoqi, Zhou Enlai, and Pak Seong-cheol

    Chinese and North Korean statesmen discuss border issues, conversations with representatives of the Romanian Communist Party, and the unreasonable Soviet attitude regarding the Sino-Soviet debates.

  • March 28, 1964

    Conversation Notes from Zhou Enlai’s Reception of a Delegation of the DPRK Academy of Sciences

    In a meeting with a delegation of the DPRK Academy, Zhou Enlai emphasizes the need for transparency as well as China's intentions to help its North Korean comrades with the establishment of agencies for electronic engineering.

  • March 31, 1964

    Record of Conversation from Chairman Mao’s Reception of the Military Delegation from the Kingdom of Cambodia

    Mao and Lon Nol discuss Chinese-Cambodian ties, Cambodia's relations with Vietnam and Thailand, and US policy in Southeast Asia.

  • April 01, 1964

    Record of Conversation between Former Ambassador to Poland Wang Bingnan and Władysław Gomułka

    Wang Bingnan and Władysław Gomułka discuss the Sino-Soviet split.

  • April 08, 1964

    From the Journal of V.I. Bazykin, 'Record of a Conversation with Carlos Olivares Sanchez, the Ambassaor of Cuba in the USSR, 4 April 1964'

    Bazykin relates Soviet work to refine blueprints of sugar harvesting technology, and Sanchez informs him that Polish architects will visit Cuba.

  • April 13, 1964

    Note of Polish-Soviet Talks in Moscow on 13-15 April 1964

    Exceprts from a Polish-Soviet talk in Moscow in April 1964 that are about the Cuban issue. Specifically, they are about each country's sugar trade values with Cuba.

  • April 16, 1964

    Information on Some Domestic Problems of North Korea

    The German Democratic Republic embassy in Pyongyang reports on the internal problems of North Korea concerning economic relationships with GDR, Koreans who migrated from Japan to North Korea, Polish-North Korean relations, and North Korean agriculture.

  • April 18, 1964

    Memorandum of Conversation between Premier Zhou Enlai and the Korean Cultural Delegation

    Conversation between Chinese Primer Zhou Enlai and North Korean official of cultural delegation.Criticizing the Soviet revisionism and discussing a joint movie project with North Korea.

  • April 21, 1964

    Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Report on Arming the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

    Recounting experiences with the North Korean navy and promises to add more officers to the Korean armed forces, discussion of arming North Korean for relations with the US-occupied south.

  • April 22, 1964

    Congratulating the Mufti of Tunisia on the Occasion of the Feast

  • April 23, 1964

    Letter from Thomas Hughes, Director, Office of Intelligence and Research, Department of State, to Director of Central Intelligence John McCone

    Noting new intelligence information on the Indian and Israeli nuclear programs, as well as the possibility of developments concerning Sweden, Hughes requested McCone to initiate a new estimate of nuclear proliferation trends, which would eventually become part of a October 1964 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE). Hughes enclosed draft “terms of reference,” that included questions about the possibility of “clandestine” weapons programs and new technological developments that could make weapons development “easier” (perhaps a reference to gas centrifuge technology that the 1964 NIE would discuss).

  • April 25, 1964

    Report by the War Department of the General Staff

    Report on China’s readiness and defense against an enemy attack.