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  • March 31, 1963

    From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation with Fidel Castro Ruz, Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, 22 February 1963'

    Fidel Castro praises an upcoming speech by Malinovsky and relates an incident of the Cuban Air Force firing on an American fishing boat.

  • April 01, 1963

    Memorandum of Conversation between Soviet Ambassador to North Korea Vasily Moskovsky and North Korean Foreign Ministry Official Pak Yeong-guk

    A comment made by Pak Yeong-guk raises some suspicion that the North Koreans might be insincere in their official communications with the Soviets.

  • April 01, 1963

    Memorandum by Ambassador Aristov

    Document memorandum by Soviet Ambassador to Poland Aristov regarding potential nonproliferation treaty

  • April, 1963

    Report from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, 'The Soviet Union’s Stance on the Sino-Indian Boundary Question and Soviet-Indian Relations'

    An extensive report from the Chinese Foreign Ministry on the Soviet Union's policies vis-a-vis the Sino-Indian Border War.

  • April 03, 1963

    From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation with Fidel Castro Ruz, Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, 24 February 1963'

    Fidel Castro notifies Alekseyev of plans to lead an operation to eliminate rebel bands, preventing him from attending a reception at the Soviet embassy.

  • April 03, 1963

    From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation with Raul Castro Ruz, Minister of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Cuba, 25 March 1963'

    Raul Castro reports on the OLO Leadership's decisions regarding Fidel's trip to Moscow.

  • April 03, 1963

    From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation with Raul Castro Ruz, Minister of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Cuba, 8 March 1963'

    Raul Castro reports that Fidel read one of Khrushchev's letters at an ORO meeting and approved of an article detailing Soviet withdrawal. As well, Raul requests that Alekseyev speak in favor of his trip to the USSR when meeting with Fidel.

  • April 03, 1963

    From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation with Raul Castro Ruz, Minister of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Cuba, 6 March 1963'

    Raul Castro recounts his and Fidel's early revolutionary sentiments and bemoans provocative Chinese activity undermining the world Communist movement.

  • April 03, 1963

    From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation with Carlos Rafael Rodriguez, Member of the National Leadership of the ORO, 4 March 1963'

    Carlos Rafael Rodriguez reflects on Cuba's international stature, an upcoming ORO National Leadership meeting, and divisive Chinese activity in Cuba.

  • April 03, 1963

    From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation with Fidel Castro Ruz, Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, 28 February 1963'

    Fidel Castro praises recent CPSU CC letters and a report that Soviet military equipment will remain in Cuba, and Alekseyev informs him of a tense interaction with the PRC ambassador and of an upcoming public report of the withdrawal of Soviet military specialists.

  • April 03, 1963

    From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation with Fidel Castro Ruz, Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, 25 March 1963'

    Fidel Castro reflects on inflammatory articles recently published by Claude Julien and responds to reports of delays in Cuban ports and a question regarding Soviet aircraft sales.

  • April 03, 1963

    From the Diary of N. A. Belous, Record of a Conversation with the Hungarian Ambassador to Cuba Janos Bek, 26 March 1963

    Janos Bek presentsthe results of a meeting with a Cuban trade delegation in Budapest, in which trade conditions between Hungary and Cuba are discussed.

  • April 03, 1963

    Memorandum of Conversation between Yuri Andropov and the Central Committee of the Romanian Worker’s Party

    Soviet politburo member Yuri Andropov and Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej discuss issues concerning the cooperation between the CPSU and the Romanian Worker's party and the two governments. The discussion ranges between economic integration issues, to the Sino-Soviet split, Soviet-Albanian relations, and politico-military cooperation between Warsaw Pact states.

  • April 04, 1963

    Secret Telegram from Michałowski (Warsaw) to Jaszczuk (Moscow)

    Cable from Jerzy Michalowski in Warsaw to Boleslaw Jaszczuk in Moscow, informing him of information from the DRV ambassador to Poland. The ambassador relayed that the VWP does not think that the situation in South Vietnam is not yet favorable, but that once it is they will seek a solution to hostilities at an international peace conference. They state that they will continue to ascertain the true intentions of the United States, particularly the provision for a ceasefire.

  • April 04, 1963

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Germany, 'The Opinion of the Former First-Secretary of the German Embassy in China on Sino-German Differences'

    Chinese and German diplomats discuss East German policies toward the Sino-Soviet split, criticisms of Stalin, and the situation in Yugoslavia.

  • April 05, 1963

    From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation with Fidel Castro Ruz, Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba, 7 March 1963'

    Alekseyev delivers a letter from Khrushchev, and Fidel Castro promises to choose a date for his visit to the Soviet Union.

  • April 05, 1963

    From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation with Raul Castro Ruz, Minister of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Cuba, 25 February 1963'

    Raul Castro discusses an initiative to send Cuban servicemen to the Soviet Union for training and Cuban leadership's decision to stop sending military specialists to China after reports of indoctrination.

  • April 05, 1963

    From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation with Raul Castro Ruz, Minister of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Cuba, 22 and 23 February 1963'

    After delivering a speech at the Soviet embassy, Raul Castro critiques the Chinese diplomats who remained seated during a toast to Khrushchev, and Alekseyev informs him of the publication of divisive Chinese news articles.

  • April 05, 1963

    From the Journal of A.I. Alekseyev, 'Record of a Conversation withwith Ernesto Guevara Serna, Secretary of the National Leadership of the ORO and Minister of Industry, 25 February 1963'

    Guevara praises recent letters from Khrushchev, expresses irritation at the timing of a trade memorandum, and describes Fidel Castro's excitement for his trip to the USSR.

  • April 05, 1963

    From the Diary of A. I. Alekseyev, Record of a Conversation with Cuban Minister of Industry Ernesto Guevara, 25 February 1963

    Alekseyev and Guevera discuss Soviet and Cuban foreign and economic relations, and trip to the Soviet Union proposed by N.S. Khrushchev.