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Khrushchev: Soviet Rockets Are Out of Cuba

Nov. 7, 1962 - Premier Khrushchev (pictured today with Marshal Rodion Malinovsky) declared today that the Soviet Union had taken its rockets out of Cuba. In an impromptu toast at a Kremlin reception celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, Mr. Khrushchev said, “We have taken our rockets out, and they probably are on the way.” The remarks of the Premier seemed to indicate that the missile bases had been dismantled and the equipment was being loaded aboard Soviet ships. The reception, which took place after the traditional military parade in Red Square, was marked by repeated declarations by Mr. Khrushchev about the need for peaceful coexistence, compromise, and mutual concessions in East-West relations.


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