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  • May 03, 1962

    Polish Embassy, Rio de Janeiro (Chabasinski), to Polish Foreign Ministry

    Telegram recounting a dinner hosted by Ambassador Chabasinski and attended by Foreign Minister Francisco Clementino San Tiago Dantas during which they discussed the two countries economic relations, foreign policy, and expanding Polish-Brazilian cooperation.

  • May 03, 1962

    Information on the Reunification Policy of the Korean Workers' Party

    A memorandum prepared by the First Extra-European Department of the East German Foreign Ministry on revisions within North Korea's reunification policies.

  • May 05, 1962

    Secretariat of the Northeast Office of the CCP Central Committee, 'News Briefing No. 28: Some Korean Nationality People are Sneaking across the International Border'

  • May 07, 1962

    Polish Embassy, Rio de Janeiro (Chabasinski), to Polish Foreign Ministry

    Telgram describing meeting between Ambassador Chabasinski and Luís Carlos Prestes--founder of the Communist Party of Brazil--regarding Prestes acquiring a visa to Brazil with the help of Brazilian Foreign Minister Dantas. Also discussed Brazil's problems with Francisco Juliao, leader of the peasant league.

  • May 08, 1962

    From the Diary of S. V. Chervonenko, Transcripts of a Conversation with the General Secretary of the CC CCP Deng Xiaoping, 9 April 1962

    Ambassador Chervonenko and Deng Xiaoping discuss a proposed conference of world communist leaders.

  • May 11, 1962

    Lakshmi Menon's Statement Before Rajya Sabha on the Swedish Resolution on Non-Dissemination of Nuclear Weapons

    Transcription of Lakshmi Menon's statement on the Swedish Resolution on Non-Dissemination of Nuclear Weapons and India's position on the resolution.

  • May 13, 1962

    Cable from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, 'On Ceasing to Process Applications to Visit to Xinjiang from Soviet People'

    The Chinese Government forbids citizens in Xinjiang from traveling to the Soviet Union.

  • May 16, 1962

    Speech of N. S. Khrushchev at a friendly dinner in Yevksinograd (Varna), 16 May 1962

    Speaking in Bulgaria, Khrushchev discusses the cult of personality of Stalin and the great purges that occurred under Stalin's leadership. He contrasts Lenin and Stalin and the role of the communist party under each. He addresses the history and current situation of the Communist Party of Albania and the Soviet split with Albania and Yugoslavia.

  • May 18, 1962

    Cable from the Chinese Foreign Ministry and Public Security Ministry, 'The Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Public Security Send a Work Team to Xinjiang to Collect Materials'

    The Chinese Government is collecting evidence against the Soviet Union in light of the Yi-Ta incident.

  • May 19, 1962

    Memorandum by Chief of Defense Staff Aldo Ross to Minister of Defense Andreotti

    Discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of accepting the terms of nuclear warfare proposed at a NATO meeting in Athens. Whether or not to respond to a Soviet nuclear attack with an atomic weapon of equal strength was debated at the meeting, as well as the role that conventional weapons would play in such a conflict.

  • May 21, 1962

    Cable from the General Bureau for Economic Relations with Foreign Countries to the Chinese Embassy in Mali, ‘Regarding the Exchange of Notes on the Conditions of the Experts’ Work'

    The General Bureau for Economic Relations with Foreign Countries wants to ensure that the Chinese agricultural experts sent to Mali will be treated and cared for by the Malian government.

  • May 21, 1962

    Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Presidium Protocol 32

    Protocol 32 gives hint to the consternation Khrushchev faced to have his plan of missiles placed in Cuba approved. It took two separate meetings and four days for the Presidium to conceded to Khrushchev's plan.

  • May 22, 1962

    Request for Port Payments

  • May 24, 1962

    Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Presidium Protocol No. 32 (continued)

    The Presidium decides to adopt Protocol 32.

  • May 24, 1962

    Untitled Notes on the Back of the 24 May 1962 Memorandum from the General Staff to Khrushchev

    Notes from meeting of the Presidium during which Soviet leadership decides to send a commission to Cuba and chooses those who go.

  • May 24, 1962

    R. Malinovsky and M. Zakharov, Memorandum on Deployment of Soviet Forces to Cuba

    Zakharov and Malinovsky send to Khrushchev the Ministry of Defense’s proposal to send troops and supplies to Cuba. Zakharov and Malinovsky give further detail as to the nature of material to be sent to Cuba and a timetable for building launch pads and assembling missiles.

  • May 28, 1962

    Memorandum by Edward Biegel, Bureau of Western European Affairs, 'WE Answers to the Ball Questionnaire'

    Edward Biegel of the Bureau of Western European Affairs answers Undersecretary Ball's questions on French nuclear ambitions and Western European collective security. He makes the arguments against nuclear sharing, and also mentions the fact that a Baltimore Sun article likely alerted the Soviets to the fact that the US deployed tactical nuclear weapons on the German front.

  • May 28, 1962

    Telegram from Polish Embassy in Havana (Jeleń), 28 May 1962

    Jelen discusses the new ambassador to Cuba as well as economic relations between Poland and Cuba and other economic concerns, like food shortages in Cuba.

  • May 28, 1962

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

    A North Korean official presents an assessment of newspapers and the media in South Korea to a Hungarian diplomat.

  • May 29, 1962

    Cable from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, 'Notes for Comrade Xu Huang'

    Xu Huang is tasked with collecting evidence against the Soviet Union and keeping an eye out on the Soviet Consul General in Urumqi.