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18 April 2016

Cuban missile crisis: the Russian view, and the astonishing Cuban one!

Here is a wonderful lecture delivered by a fascinating Russian academic who works in Washington, and who has had the benefit of getting inside Kremlin papers from the son of the man (Anastas Mikoyan) who was sent by the Politburo to Cuba to sort the mess out once the balloon went up.

Professor Savranskaya presents a completely different view of the crisis from the standard one - and it is the subject of a new book she has published. I will be ordering a copy very soon!

The talk is also extremely well delivered, and shows just how attractively Russians can speak when they are not fantasising about being gangsters or Bismarck.


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