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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:1657
AUTHOR:Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (1894–1971)
QUOTATION:My letter to Castro concluded an episode of world history in which, bringing the world to the brink of atomic war, we won a Socialist Cuba. It’s very consoling for me personally to know that our side acted correctly and that we did a great revolutionary deed by not letting American imperialism intimidate us. The Caribbean crisis was a triumph of Soviet foreign policy and a personal triumph in my own career as a statesman and as a member of the collective leadership. We achieved, I would say, a spectacular success without having to fire a single shot!
ATTRIBUTION:NIKITA S. KHRUSHCHEV, Khrushchev Remembers, trans. Strobe Talbott, p. 504 (1971).
SUBJECTS:Russia
 
 
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