Reference FO 371/166217
Title Northern (N): Soviet Union (NS). Foreign Policy
Former Foreign Office Reference File 1022 (pp 81 to 90)
The National Archives Closure Status File was closed for 30 years after creation, under the Public Records Act 1958.
Themes International Relations
Document Types Correspondence, Memoranda, Reports
Subject Countries Soviet Union
Countries Albania, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Finland, France, Hungary, India, Japan, Poland, Romania, United Kingdom, United States, West Germany
People Aleksei Kosygin, Anastas Mikoyan, Andrei Gromyko, Antonín Novotný, Duncan Wilson, Evelyn Shuckburgh, Fidel Castro, Foy D. Kohler, Frank Roberts, Frol Kozlov, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej, Harold Caccia, János Kádár, Konrad Adenauer, Leonid Brezhnev, Mikhail Suslov, Nikita Khrushchev, Rodion Malinovskii, Todor Zhivkov, Walter Ulbricht, Władysław Gomułka
Key Events Cuban Missile Crisis
Notes Documents or parts of documents in this file were retained under Section 3(4) of the Public Records Act 1958. NATO documents in this file were removed in accordance with international agreements.


A file containing documents relating to Soviet foreign policy. Subjects covered in the file include the coordination of Soviet policy with the satellite states during the Cuban Missile Crisis; speeches delivered by the Soviet leadership to commemorate the anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution; and conclusions to be drawn from public appearances and statements by Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet premier, in the weeks following the crisis. Other matters discussed include a possible Soviet-U.S. summit meeting; and the extent to which the events in Cuba had been predicted and planned for by Soviet leaders. Documents in the file include a despatch from Sir Frank Roberts, the British ambassador in Moscow, discussing the Soviet government's handling of the Cuban crisis, its impact on future policy, and Khrushchev's domestic position in its aftermath; and Canadian despatches which had been shared with the British government, analysing Soviet intentions behind their actions in Cuba.


Albanian-Chinese relations, Albanian-Soviet relations, American foreign policy, American-Cuban relations, American-French relations, American-Soviet relations, Anglo-American relations, Anglo-Canadian relations, Anglo-Japanese relations, Anglo-Soviet relations, Berlin Crisis, blockades, Bulgarian Communist Party, Bulgarian foreign policy, Bulgarian government, Bulgarian-Soviet relations, Chinese-Indian relations, Chinese-Indian War, Chinese-Soviet relations, Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (Comecon), Cuban Missile Crisis, Cuban-Soviet relations, Czechoslovak foreign policy, Czechoslovak government, Czechoslovak-Soviet relations, diplomatic officials, disarmament, East German foreign policy, East German government, East German-Soviet relations, Geneva Disarmament Conference (1962), German peace treaty, Hungarian foreign policy, Hungarian government, Hungarian-Soviet relations, intelligence sharing, Izvestiya, missiles, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), nuclear test bans, nuclear tests, October Revolution (1917), official visits, party congresses, peace treaties, peaceful coexistence, Polish foreign policy, Polish government, Polish-Soviet relations, Pravda, propaganda, public opinion, public statements, radio broadcasts, receptions, Romanian foreign policy, Romanian government, Romanian-Soviet relations, Soviet armed forces, Soviet foreign policy, Soviet government, Soviet navy, Soviet politics, Soviet press, Soviet satellite states, Sovietology, Soviet-West German relations, territorial claims, threat of nuclear war, threat of war, treaties, United States armed forces, United States Department of State, United States Navy, weapons trade

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