Reference FO 371/166218
Title Northern (N): Soviet Union (NS). Foreign Policy
Former Foreign Office Reference File 1022 (pp 91 to 100)
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, Speeches and Public Statements
Subject Countries Soviet Union
Countries Albania, Belgium, China, Congo, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, German Democratic Republic, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, India, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Katanga, Laos, Mali, North Borneo, Portuguese Timor, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Turkey, United Arab Republic, United Kingdom, United States, West Germany, West Irian, Yemen, Yugoslavia
People Aleksei Kosygin, Andrei Gromyko, Andrei Kirilenko, Boris Ponomarev, Duncan Wilson, Evelyn Shuckburgh, Fidel Castro, Frank Roberts, Harold Caccia, Harold Wilson, Heath Mason, Humphrey Trevelyan, John F. Kennedy, Leonid Brezhnev, Nikita Khrushchev, Paul Mason, Rodion Malinovskii, Vladimir Lenin
Key Events Cuban Missile Crisis
Notes NATO documents in this file were removed in accordance with international agreements.
The following items have been removed from this file due to copyright restrictions:
B.B.C. The Monitoring Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation, 8 November 1962, Summary of World Broadcasts. Part I The USSR No. 1094;
Foreign Affairs: An American Quarterly Review, October 1962, Communist Ideology and Soviet Foreign Policy.
We believe Imperial Defence College (1962 Course): Study No. 2: Communism to be free from copyright restrictions, but we invite anyone with information about this item and the copyright holder to contact us.


A file containing documents concerning Soviet foreign policy. Subjects covered in the file include American government thinking on issues in Soviet policy, including Albanian-Chinese criticism of the Cuban crisis as a "Soviet Munich"; the position of Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet leader, following the crisis; the Soviet attitude towards West European integration; and Soviet economic policy, including the use of aid as a foreign policy tool. Other issues discussed include speeches given by Khrushchev and Aleksei Kosygin, the Soviet deputy leader, commemorating the October Revolution and covering subjects including Cuba, Berlin, the Sino-Soviet dispute, disarmament, summitry, defence policy, economic policy, the COMECON and the European Common Market. Documents in the file include minutes discussing the revision of an Imperial Defence College paper on Soviet strategies, tactics, and motivations; and a report from the British embassy in Moscow on an article published about the Soviet interpretation of the Cuban crisis.


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