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Evidence of Communist reaction in the USSR and Britain to events in Alabama, May 1963
(Catalogue ref: FO 371/168484)
FO 371/168484; letter from the British ambassador in Moscow, 1963 FO 371/168484; letter from the Communist Party in London, 1963
3a 3b              
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FO 371/168484; letter from the British ambassador in Moscow, 1963

Questions

  1. According to source 3a, a letter from the British Ambassador in Moscow to the British Foreign Office, what was the Soviet press reporting?

  2. Why do you think the Soviet newspapers’ response to the racial disturbances was "as was to be expected"? (Clue: Think about the relationship between the USSR and the USA at this time and about any differences between the two superpowers.)

  3. In source 3b, why did these London branches of the Communist party write to the Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, about the President of the USA?

  4. What did these branches of the Communist party want Macmillan to do about racial problems in Britain?

  5. Are there any similar points made in source 3a and source 3b?