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Statement made about Cuba by the Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev, to the United Nations in September 1960
(Catalogue ref: FO 371/151930)
FO 371/151930; Khrushchev’s statement about Cuba, 1960


  1. According to Khrushchev, why are there bad relations between Cuba and the USA?

  2. What words does Khrushchev use to describe Cuba and the Cuban people?

  3. What is his attitude towards the United States and its actions?

  4. Compare this source with the viewpoint in source 4. Which viewpoint do you find most persuasive?

  5. Is this source biased? Is it of value to historians? Explain your answer.