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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • October 21, 1963

    Flavio Bravo, Deputy Commander of the Cuban Forces in Algeria, to Raúl Castro, Algiers

    Flavio Bravo, deputy commander of the Cuban forces in Algeria, to Raúl Castro, Algiers, pp. 2-3 regarding the situation in Algeria and the behavior of different factions

  • October 23, 1963

    Soviet Ambassador Dorynin on Radio Liberty

    Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson reports Anatoly Dobrynin’s denunciation of Radio Liberty (and other “subversive” radios) while noting the Soviet Union had stopped jamming Voice of America Russian.

  • October 28, 1963

    Letter from Johann Lorenz Schmidt to Walter Ulbricht on Brazil

    Johann Lorenz Schmidt reports on meetings with General Secretary of the Brazilian Communist Party, Luis Carlos Prestes, during which they discussed the strong Chinese influence in Cuba.

  • October 31, 1963

    Expression of Gratitude from the Tunisian President

  • November 01, 1963

    Cable from Dutch Embassy, Washington (Van Roijen), 1 November 1963

    Van Roijen writes to Amsterdam from Washington on a meeting between him and U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Rusk says there are now no more Soviet military personnel stationed in Cuba, although there are still technicians and instructors remaining. The belief is those too will soon leave after training the Cuban forces has completed. Rusk notes the icy relations between Moscow and Havana now, notably regarding Castro's refusal to sign the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

  • November, 1963

    Ion Gheorghe Maurer, 'The Unshakeable Foundation of the Unity of the International Communist Movement' (excerpts)

    Prime Minister Ion Gheorghe Maurer describes Romania's new policies and approach to relations with China and the Soviet Union at a time when Romania was increasingly attempting to distance itself from the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union's military control. Toward this end, Mauer proclaims a policy of military disengagement and disarmament, declaring that mediation and negotiation are the only legitimate way of resolving international tensions.

  • November 02, 1963

    Summary of Ideas Expressed by the Prime Minister Zhou Enlai

    During Edgar Faure's visit to China, Zhou Enlai lays out China's demands for Sino-French normalization.

  • November 04, 1963

    Gratitude from the Lebanese Exhibition

  • November 05, 1963

    Report from the Yili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture People’s Committee to the Xinjiang Foreign Affairs Department

    Report on materials prepared for border defense with request for review.

  • November 07, 1963

    Report Sent to General de Gaulle, President of the French Republic, by Edgar Faure, on his Mission to China

    Edgar Faure briefs Charles de Gaulle on his visit to China, his meetings with senior Chinese leaders, and the prospects for Sino-French normalization.

  • November 08, 1963

    Proposal from Gen. D. Dikov and Bulgarian Politburo Resolution on Investigation and Trial of Georgiev

  • November 08, 1963

    Conversation with Comrades Pimenov, Witek and Shicha on 27 October 1963

    The Council of UDSSR Embassy Pimenov and the First Secretaries of the Polish and Czech Embassy discussed the problematic economic cooperation between North Korea and socialist countries, accusing North Korea of exploiting the help offered.

  • November 09, 1963

    Letter from Walter Ulbricht to Johann Lorenz Schmidt

    Ulbricht thanks Dr. Schmidt for his letter with information on the Brazilian Communist Party.

  • November 11, 1963

    Expression of Gratitude from the Tunisian President

  • November 11, 1963

    Letter from Dutch Embassy, Havana (Pos), 11 November 1963

    R.H. Pos, the Dutch Ambassador to Cuba, writes home to Amsterdam reporting on attempts at espionage in the Dutch Embassy. The gardener reported to the Embassy staff that he was invited to take a seat in an automobile used by the Cuban secret service. He was asked by the Cuban government to observe which Cubans and foreigners frequent the Dutch Embassy. He refused them point blank, which the Dutch Embassy thanked.

  • November 12, 1963

    Memorandum of Conversation, Chinese Officials and the Hungarian Ambassador to China

    Martin, the Hungarian ambassador to China, is involved with several conversations with Chinese officials before returning to Hungary, and the three highlighted conversations are with Zhu De, Chen Yi, and Zhou Enlai. Among other international issues, Zhu De discusses imperial attempts to restore capitalism in socialist countries and references “revisionism” in Hungary, to which Martin responds defensively. Chen Yi discusses Chinese industrial and economic development. Zhou Enlai discusses recent Chinese struggles, and interprets Martin’s reaction as distrust.

  • November 15, 1963

    Conversation from [Mao Zedong's] Audience with the Albanian Prosecutor General and Others

    Mao meets with the Albanian Prosecutor General, Aranit Çela, and Sofikli Papavasili, an inspector from the Central Committee of the Albanian Party of Labor, during their first visit to China. Among other topics, they discuss the need to wage class struggle and to reform counter-revolutionaries, such as the last Emperor of China, through education. The Chinese Prosecutor General, Zhang Dingcheng, and his deputy, Huang Huoxing, are also present. (Note that the given name of the Chinese Prosecutor General Zhang Dingcheng was redacted due to his being denouced by Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution.)

  • November 15, 1963

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam, 'Xuan Thuy discusses Chairman Ho's Unpublished Approval of de Gaulle's Suggestion'

    The Chinese Embassy in Vietnam reports on the alleged maneuvers of Ngo Dinh Nhu, North Vietnamese diplomacy, and France's attitudes toward Vietnam.

  • November 18, 1963

    Record of Conversation between Zhou Enlai, Chen Yi, and Head of Pakistan’s Delegation Participating in the PRC’s National Day Celebration, Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani

    Conversation between Zhou Enlai and Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani, representing Pakistan. The two discuss, at length, their criticisms of United States imperialism, pointing to, among other things, Algeria and French Indochina as examples of imperialism's impending fall. Zhou then explains to Bhashani the importance of holding an Afro Asian Conference before the upcoming Non-Aligned Conference, which Zhou views as an attempt by Nehru and Tito to "destroy the Afro-Asian Conference." Conversation concludes by discussing the Kashmir conflict.

  • November 20, 1963

    Minutes of the HSWP Political Committee Session - Views of Polish Leader Władysław Gomułka on the Cuban Proposal to Join the Warsaw Pact

    Władysław Gomułka views of Cuba’s proposal to the Warsaw Pact are recorded in the minutes of a HSWP Political Committee session. He explains why Poland opposes Cuba’s entry into the Warsaw Pact. The statements include concerns over the Federal Republic of Germany, nuclear and conventional weapons, and counter-revolution.