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HSWP will be used in the listings to refer to the successive incarnations of the Hungarian Communist party.

Third, two Hungarian officials who played contrasting roles in 1956 were both named Istvan Kovacs. The identifications and the translator's annotations should prevent any confusion about which was which.

CPSU CC PRESIDIUM

FULL MEMBERS: Nikolai BULGANIN (prime minister), Kliment VOROSHILOV (chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet), Lazar' KAGANOVICH (first deputy prime minister), Aleksei KIRICHENKO (First Secretary of the Ukrainian Communist Party), Georgii MALENKOV (deputy prime minister), Anastas MIKOYAN, Vyacheslav MOLOTOV (foreign minister until June 1956), Mikhail PERVUKHIN, Maksim SABUROV (first deputy prime minister), Mikhail SUSLOV (CPSU CC Secretary), and Nikita KHRUSHCHEV (CPSU CC First Secretary).

CANDIDATE MEMBERS: Leonid BREZHNEV (CPSU CC Secretary), Georgii ZHUKOV (defense minister), Nurotdin MUKHITDINOV, Ekaterina FURTSEVA (CPSU CC Secretary), Nikolai SHVERNIK (chairman of CPSU Party Control Committee), and Dmitrii SHEPILOV (foreign minister after June 1956).

November 1956; member of the HSWP Pro- from the HWP in mid-July 1956; arrested visional Executive Committee; senior Hun- on 12 October 1956; sentenced to 16 years garian state official until 1984

imprisonment in February 1957; amnestied BATA, Istvan: Hungarian minister of in 1961 national defense until 24 October 1956; fled FIRYUBIN, Nikolai: Soviet ambasto the Soviet Union on 28 October 1956 sador in Yugoslavia

BEREI, Andor: head of the Hungar- GERO, Erno: First Secretary of the ian state planning bureau from 1954 to 1956; HWP from 18 July 1956 to 25 October 1956; fled to the Soviet Union with his wife, fled to the Soviet Union on 28 October 1956 Erszebet Andics (see above), in late Octo- GHEORGHIU-DEJ, Gheorghe: First ber 1956

Secretary of the Romanian Workers' Party BOLDOCZKI, Janos: Hungarian am- GOMULKA, Wladyslaw: First Secbassador in Moscow

retary of the Polish United Workers' Party CHERNUKHA, Vladimir: deputy (PZPR) from 20 October 1956 to Decemhead of the General Department of the ber 1970 CPSU Central Committee

GROMYKO, Andrei: Soviet first CYRANKIEWICZ, Jozef: Polish deputy foreign minister prime minister

GRYAZNOV, Feodosii: counselor at DOBI, Istvan: president of Hungary the Soviet embassy in Yugoslavia (a largely figurehead post)

HEGEDUS, Andras: Hungarian DOGEI, Imre: appointed minister of prime minister from April 1955 to 24 Octoagriculture in the Provisional Workers' and ber 1956; first deputy prime minister from Peasants's Government formed on 4 No- 24 to 27 October 1956; fled to Soviet Union vember 1956

on 28 October 1956 DONATH, Ferenc: well-known HIDAS, Istvan: member of the HWP economist; leading supporter of Imre Nagy; Politburo from June 1953 to 26 October appointed a Secretary of the HWP on 23-24 1956; deputy prime minister from 1954 to October 1956; appointed a member of the 26 October 1956 HSWP Executive Committee on 1 Novem

HORTHY, Admiral Nicolas de: final ber 1956; took refuge in the Yugoslav em- commander-in-chief of the Austro-Hungarbassy on 4 November 1956; arrested by ian Navy; authoritarian leader (with the title Soviet troops on 22 November 1956 and of Regent) in Hungary during the interwar transferred to Romania; sentenced to 12 period and most of World War II (1920years imprisonment in June 1958; amnestied 1944) in 1960

HORVATH, Imre: Hungarian foreign DUDAS, Jozsef: engineer; one of the minister from 30 July 1956 to 2 November most radical leaders of the Budapest rebel 1956; foreign minister in Provisional Workforces after 23 October 1956; took part in ers' and Peasants' Government formed by the armed resistance against the Soviet in- Janos Kadar on 4 November 1956 vasion; arrested by Soviet troops on 21 No- KADAR, Janos: victim of Stalin-era vember 1956; executed in January 1957 purges; member of HWP Politburo after 18

DULLES, John Foster: U.S. Secre- July 1956; elected HWP First Secretary on tary of State

25 October 1956; chairman of HWP PreEGRI, Gyula: HWP Secretary from sidium from 28 October 1956 until the for1955 to 1956; fled to the Soviet Union at mation of the HSWP on 1 November; memthe beginning of November 1956; returned ber of the HSWP Executive Committee from to Hungary in April 1957

1 November; state minister in Imre Nagy's EISENHOWER, Dwight: U.S. Presi- government from 1 to 4 November 1956; dent

formed a “Provisional Workers' and PeasELYUTIN, Vyacheslav: Soviet min- ants' Government” on 4 November 1956; ister of higher education

top leader in Hungary until 1988 EPISHEV, Aleksei: Soviet ambassa- KARDELJ, Edvard: vice-president of dor in Romania

Yugoslavia; top aide to Tito FARKAS, Mihaly: Hungarian minis- KIRALY, General Bela: released from ter of national defense from 1948 to 1953; prison in September 1956; appointed head notorious organizer of mass repression in of the police and armed forces of the RevoHungary during the Rakosi era; expelled lutionary Committee for Public Order on 30

CPSU CC SECRETARIES NOT ON

THE CPSU CC PRESIDIUM

Averki ARISTOV, Nikolai BELYAEV, and Pyotr POSPELOV.

OTHERS MENTIONED

IN THE NOTES

ANDICS, Erzsebet: chief historian for the HWP until the autumn of 1956; fled to the Soviet Union with her husband, Andor Berei (see below), in late October 1956

ANDROPOV, Yurii: Soviet ambassador in Hungary

APRO, Antal: member of the HCP/ HWP Politburo from 1946 to 1951 and 1953 to 1956; Hungarian deputy prime minister from November 1953 to 3 November 1956; member of the HWP Presidium from 28 October 1956; minister of industry after 4

October 1956; appointed to the Revolutionary Defense Committee on 31 October 1956; appointed commander of the National Guard on 3 November 1956; one of the leaders of the armed resistance to the Soviet invasion

KISS, Karoly: member of the HWP Presidium from 28 October 1956; member of the HSWP Provisional Executive Committee after 4 November 1956; member of the HSWP Politburo from 1957 to 1962

KONEV, Marshal Ivan: commanderin-chief of the Warsaw Pact Joint Armed Forces; appointed on 1 November as overall commander of Soviet troops that invaded Hungary on 4 November

KOSSA, Istvan: finance minister in the Provisional Workers’and Peasants' Goyernment formed by Janos Kadar on 4 November 1956

KOVACS, Bela: Secretary General of the Independent Smallholders Party until February 1947; imprisoned in the Soviet Union from February 1947 until the autumn of 1955; member of Imre Nagy's cabinet from 27 October 1956 (and a state minister from 3 to 4 November 1956)

KOVACS, General Istvan: senior Hungarian army official; appointed chief of the Hungarian General Staff; arrested by Soviet KGB troops on 3 November; sentenced to six years imprisonment in 1958; amnestied in 1960

KOVACS, Istvan: senior official in HCP/HWP from 1945 on; member of the HWP Politburo from March 1955; HWP Secretary from November 1955; first secretary of the Budapest party committee from July 1954 to 29 October 1956; fled to the Soviet Union on 31 October 1956

LIU Shaoqi: Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee; deputy chairman of the Chinese Communist Party

LOSONCZY, Geza: victim of Stalinera purges; rehabilitated in 1954; candidate member of the HWP Politburo from 23 October 1956; state minister in Imre Nagy's cabinet from 30 October 1956; member of the HSWP Executive Committee from 1 to 4 November 1956; took refuge in Yugoslav embassy on 4 November; arrested on 22 November and transferred to Romania; imprisoned in Hungary in April 1957, died in prison in December 1957 under mysterious circumstances

MALETER, Pal: colonel in the Hungarian People's Army who took the side of

the insurgents after the 1956 revolution be- NAGY, Imre: Hungarian prime min-
gan; appointed to Revolutionary Defense ister from July 1953 to March 1955 and from
Committee and a first deputy minister of na- 24 October 1956 to 4 November 1956;
tional defense on 31 October 1956; ap- sought refuge in Yugoslav embassy on 4 No-
pointed national defense minister on 3 No- vember 1956; arrested by Soviet troops on
vember 1956 and promoted to the rank of 22 November 1956 and transferred to Ro-
major-general; arrested on the evening of 3 mania; executed by hanging in June 1958
November by Soviet KGB troops; executed NOVOTNY, Antonin: First Secretary
by hanging along with Imre Nagy in June of Czechoslovak Communist Party
1958

OCHAB, Edward: First Secretary of
MALIN, Vladimir: head of the Gen- the PZPR from March 1956 to 20 October
eral Department of the CPSU Central Com- 1956
mittee

PIROS, Lajos: Hungarian minister of MALININ, General Mikhail: first internal affairs from 1954 to 27 October deputy chief of the Soviet General Staff; 1956; fled to the Soviet Union on 28 Octocommanded Soviet forces during the initial ber 1956 intervention in Hungary on 23 October

PONOMARENKO, Panteleimon: MALNASAN, Aurel: Romanian Soviet ambassador in Poland deputy foreign minister

PONOMAREV, Boris: head of the MAO Zedong: Chairman of the Chi- CPSU CC Department for Ties with Fornese Communist Party

eign Communist Parties MAROSAN, Gyorgy: victim of POPOVIC, Koca: Yugoslav foreign Stalin-era purges; rehabilitated in 1956; minister member of the HWP Politburo from July to RAJK, Laszlo: top Hungarian ComOctober 1956; state minister in the Provi- munist official; sentenced to death on sional Workers' and Peasants' Government trumped-up charges in October 1949; postformed by Janos Kadar on 4 November 1956 humously rehabilitated in March 1956; re

MICUNOVIC, Veljko: Yugoslav am- buried in October 1956 bassador in Moscow

RAKOSI, Matyas: HWP First SecreMILOVANOV, Milenko: employee tary from June 1948 to July 1956; served at the Yugoslav embassy in Budapest; killed simultaneously as Hungarian prime minisby stray Soviet tankfire on 5 November 1956 ter from 1952 to June 1953; fled to the So

MINDSZENTY, Cardinal Jozsef: Pri- viet Union on 26 July 1956, where he spent mate of the Hungarian Catholic Church; im- the rest of his life prisoned from 1948 to July 1955; under RANKOVIC, Aleksander: Yugoslav house arrest from July 1955 until 30 Octo- minister of internal affairs; party secretary ber 1956, when he was freed by Hungarian responsible for cadres; second most powersoldiers; took refuge in the U.S. embassy ful figure in Yugoslavia and widely regarded on 4 November 1956 and remained there at the time as the heir apparent to Tito until 1971, when he was allowed to leave ROKOSSOWSKI, Marshal Konstanfor Austria

tin: Soviet officer serving as Polish national MUNNICH, Ferenc: Hungarian am- defense minister, December 1949 to Nobassador in the Soviet Union from Septem- vember 1956; removed from PZPR Politber 1954 to July 1956; Hungarian ambassa- buro on 20 October 1956; recalled to the dor in Yugoslavia from July 1956 to 25 Oc- Soviet Union in mid-November 1956 tober 1956; member of the HWP Presidium RONAI, Sandor: former Social from 28 to 31 October 1956; minister of in- Democrat; member of HWP Politburo until ternal affairs from 27 October 1956; deputy June 1953; appointed minister of commerce head of the Provisional Workers' and Peas- in Provisional Workers' and Peasants' Govants' Government formed by Janos Kadar ernment formed by Janos Kadar on 4 Noon 4 November 1956

vember 1956; chairman of the Hungarian NAGY, Ferenc: leader of the Indepen- State Assembly (parliament) from 1952 to dent Smallholders Party from 1945 to mid- 1962 1947 and Hungarian prime minister from SEROV, Ivan: chairman of the KGB February 1946 to June 1947; emigrated to SOBOLEV, Arkadii: Soviet permathe United States after the Communists nent representative at the United Nations forced him to resign from his posts

SZANTO, Zoltan: member of the

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HWP Politburo from 24 October 1956 (and

THE MALIN NOTES of the HWP Presidium from 28 October); member of the HSWP Executive Commit

DOCUMENT No. 1 tee from 1 to 4 November 1956; took refuge along with Imre Nagy in the Yugoslav Working Notes from the Session of the

CPSU CC Presidium on 9 and 12 July embassy on 4 November 1956; arrested by

1956 Soviet troops when he left the embassy on

(Re: Point IV of Protocol No. 28)
18 November 1956; transferred to Roma-
nia along with Imre Nagy and other former Those Taking Part: Bulganin, Voroshilov,
officials five days later; permitted to return Kaganovich, Malenkov, Molotov,
to Hungary in 1958

Pervukhin, Khrushchev, Shepilov, Belyaev,
TILDY, Zoltan: one of the leaders of Pospelov, Brezhnev, Zhukov
the Independent Smallholders Party until
August 1948; under house arrest from Au-

Ciph. Teleg. No. ... from Budapest2

(Khrushchev, Voroshilov, Zhukov, gust 1948 to April 1956; a state minister in

Ponomarev)3
Imre Nagy's government from 27 October
1956 to 4 November 1956; arrested in May

We should call Cde. Mikoyan so that he'll
1957 and sentenced to six years in prison in go take a vacation on Lake Balaton. 4
June 1958; amnestied in 1960
TITO, Josip Broz: General Secretary

An article should be prepared in our press of the Yugoslav League of Communists; about internationalist solidarity to rebuff the president of Yugoslavia

enemy. TOGLIATTI, Palmiro: General Sec

The subversive activities of the imperial

ists—in Poznan and Hungary. They want retary of the Italian Communist Party

to weaken internationalist ties; and in the ULBRICHT, Walter: General Secre

name of independence of paths, they want tary of the (East) German Socialist Unity

to foment disunity and destroy (the socialParty (SED)

ist countries) one by one. VAS, Zoltan: top-ranking official in To Cdes. Pospelov, Shepilov, and Ponothe HCP and HWP from 1945 on; served as marev.5 chairman of the Government Commission on Consumer Supplies during the 1956 revo

Perhaps the Italian cdes. could publish lution; took refuge in the Yugoslav embassy

something in the press. on 4 November 1956; arrested when he left

Perhaps Cde. Togliatti will write an article.6 the embassy on 18 November 1956; trans

On the Rajk affair7—there must be an easferred along with Nagy and other former

ing of the situation officials to Romania five days later; allowed to return to Hungary at the end of 1958 (Malenkov, Khrushchev, Voroshilov).9

VEG, Bela: HWP retary from 1953 to October 1956

Cde. Mikoyan should confer with Kovacs, ZORIN, Valerian: Soviet deputy for

and he should speak firmly.10 eign minister

(Source: TsKhSD, F. 3, Op. 12, D. 1005, LI.
2-2ob, compiled by V. N. Malin.)

We need to think it over, perhaps send Cde.
Mikoyan.17
Cdes. Mikoyan and Zhukov must consider
recalling soldiers to their units. 18

Cde. Mikoyan is to draft information for the fraternal parties. 19

Pull out the KGB advisers

(Source: TsKhSD, F. 3, Op. 12, D. 1005, LI. 49-50, compiled by V. N. Malin)

DOCUMENT No. 3

Working Notes from the Session of the
CPSU CC Presidium on 21 October 1956

Rakosi 8

On the Situation in Poland 20
(Molotov, Serov, Zhukov, Mikoyan,
Pervukhin, Saburov, Kaganovich,
Voroshilov, Suslov, Furtseva, Malenkov)

DOCUMENT No. 2

Cde. Khrushchev:
Taking account of the circumstances, we
should refrain from military intervention.
We need to display patience. (Everyone
agrees with this.)

Working Notes from the Session of the
CPSU CC Presidium on 20 October 1956

(Source: TSKHSD, F. 3, Op. 12, D. 1006, unnumbered page. Compiled by V. N. Malin.)

Those Taking Part: Bulganin, Kaganovich,
Malenkov, Mikoyan, Molotov, Pervukhin,
Saburov, Suslov, Khrushchev, Brezhnev,
Zhukov, Shepilov, Furtseva, Pospelov,
Serov.

DOCUMENT No.4

Working Notes from the Session of the
CPSU CC Presidium on 23 October 1956

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question 26

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Furtseva, Shepilov

Mikoyan how to act. (Source: TsKhSD, F. 3, Op. 12, D. 1006, LI. On the Situation in Budapest and Over 4-40b, compiled by V. N. Malin.)

Cde. Kaganovich—the real correlation of all in Hungary21

forces is such that it does not support the (Cdes. Zhukov, Bulganin, Khrushchev)

DOCUMENT No. 5

conclusions of Cde. Mikoyan.

We must adopt a firm position. Information of Cde. Zhukov.

Working Notes from the Session of the A Military-Revol. Com’tee must be set A demonstration by 100 thous. in Budapest CPSU CC Presidium on 26 October 1956 The radio station is on fire.

22 In Debrecen the obkom (provincial party Those Taking Part: Bulganin, Voroshilov, Cde. Malenkov—we sent in troops, and the committee—trans.) and MVD [Ministry of Kaganovich, Malenkov, Molotov, Saburov, adversary began to recover. Internal Affairs—trans.] buildings were oc- Brezhnev, Khrushchev, Zhukov, Shvernik, We should tell Cde. Mikoyan that he must cupied. Furtseva, Pospelov, Yudin.

firmly press Nagy to restore order. From the CPC CC—Cdes. Liu Shaoqi, 25 Cde. Khrushchev speaks in favor of send

Cde. Zhukov-Cde. Mikoyan is acting ing troops to Budapest.23

Exchange of Opinions about the Situation improperly, he's pushing us toward capituin Poland and Hungary

lation. Cde. Bulganin believes Cde. Khrushchev's

We must insist on a firm position. proposal to send troops is justified. The point about Rokossowski is the central

Cde. Shepilov—the step was extreme, but Cde. Mikoyan: Without Nagy they can't (Cde. Liu Shaoqi).

correct. get control of the movement, and it's also Gomulka is taking this to extremes. Real power is with the troops. cheaper for us. Expresses doubt about the

To make further concessions would be resending of troops. What are we losing? The Continuation of the session of 26/X at 8:00 garded as weakness. Hungarians themselves will restore order on their own. We should try political measures, Review of the information from Cdes. Cde. Furtseva—Cde. Mikoyan, apparently, and only then send troops. Mikoyan and Suslov. 28

is mistaken about Nagy. They released

1,000 who had been arrested. 36 Cde. Molotov-With Nagy left on his own, Cdes. Shepilov, Brezhnev, and Furtseva are Hungary is coming apart. Favors the send- to study it.

Cde. Khrushchev-Mikoyan is acting as ing of troops.

he said he would. Hungarian party workers (126 cdes.) are Cde. Mikoyan supported a position of nonCde. Kaganovich—The government is be- studying at the Higher Party School.2

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intervention, but our troops are there. ing overthrown. There's no comparison We should provide information to them. with Poland. Favors the sending of troops. Instruct them, carry out work. We mustn't A new stage—we don't agree with the gov

turn them against the Directory and CC, but ernment. Cde. Pervukhin—Troops must be sent. should say there are vacillations within the

We should send reinforcements-Molotov, Cde. Zhukov—There is indeed a difference Convene a meeting with them with partici- Zhukov, Malenkov. with Poland. Troops must be sent. One of pation of the Hungarian ambassador and the members of the CC Presidium should military officers (in the school), and then Contact should be established with both travel there. Martial law should be declared send them back there (to Hungary). Hegedus and the others. 37 in the country, and a curfew introduced. Hold a meeting with the students and in

form them (at the colleges) perhaps with the We must write an appeal to our troops. Cde. Suslov—The situation in Poland is ambassador present.31 different. Troops must be sent. Perform the work.

Prepare a flight

Reinforce the troops. Cde. Saburov— Troops must be sent to

Three copies

Cdes. Molotov, Zhukov, and Malenkov are uphold order.

for Cdes. Brezhnev,

Shepilov, Cde. Shepilov-Favors the sending of

Later we can say definitively. troops On the Situation in Hungary

Regarding Cde. Mikoyan's trip to AustriaCde. KirichenkoFavors the sending of

it should be deferred. 39 troops. Cdes. Malinin and Serov should be Cde. Bulganin—Cde. Mikoyan is maintaindispatched to Budapest.

ing an improper and ill-defined position, and (Source: TsKhSD, F. 3, Op. 12, D. 1005, LI.

is not helping the Hungarian leaders put an 53-530b, 62-620b, compiled by V. N. Malin.) Cde. Khrushchev-We should recruit end to their flip-flops. Nagy for political action. But until then we A firm line must be maintained. 34

DOCUMENT No. 6 shouldn't make a chairman of the government.

Cde. Molotov-endorses Cde. Bulganin's Working Notes from the Session of the Cdes. Mikoyan and Suslov are to fly to view.

CPSU CC Presidium on 28 October We must set certain limits and instruct Cde.

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CC 30

to fly off.38

Furtseva. 32

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Budapest.24

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under way.

This pertains now to the composition of the Nagy said that if you act he will relinquish
Those Taking Part: Voroshilov, Bulganin, government and to the Directory.

his powers.
Kaganovich, Malenkov, Molotov, Saburov, They are excluding Hegedus, and this means Then the coalition will collapse.
Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Zhukov, Shvernik, they're no longer showing regard for us.
Shepilov, Furtseva, Pospelov, Zorin The bare minimum is the question of friend- There is no firm leadership there, neither in

ship with the USSR and the assistance of the party nor in the government. On the Situation in Hungary

our troops. (Khrushchev) Cde. Mikoyan is reassuring them.

The uprising has spread into the provinces. If they don't agree, we must consider what The [Hungarian) troops might go over to the Cde. Khrushchev—the matter is becom- will happen with the troops.

side of the insurgents." ing more complicated.

We can't persist on account of Hegedus.
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They're planning a demonstration. Cde. Kaganovich—a counterrevolution is Two options.
Kadar is leaning toward holding negotia-

The gov't takes action, and we help. tions with the centers of resistance.

Indecisiveness of the Hungarian Commu- This might soon be completed, or Nagy will
nists.

turn against us.
We must set Sobolev right at the UN.42 Kadar should make certain concessions to He will demand a ceasefire and the with-
The workers are supporting the uprising the workers and peasants and thereby neu- drawal of troops, followed by capitulation.
(therefore they want to reclassify it as some- tralize the movement.
thing other than a "counterrevolutionary Decisive action is needed against the cen- What might the alternatives be?
uprising”).
ters of resistance; we cannot retreat.

1) The formation of a Committee, which Cde. Zhukov provides information. Cde. Bulganin—the HWP is acting takes power into its hands (this is the worst They would refrain from stamping out one ambivalently.

alternative), when we ...51 of the centers of resistance. 43

Kadar kept lurching. The main thing is to 2) This gov't is retained, and officials from An order was given not to permit a demon- demand greater decisiveness from Kadar. the gov't are sent into the provinces. stration.

A platform is needed.
We must act as follows_summon Mikoyan Perhaps our Appeal to the population and
They're dismantling the railroad tracks in a to the phone and say: The HWP Politburo to workers, peasants, and the intelligentsia
number of localities.

must act decisively; otherwise, we will take should be prepared, or else we're just shoot-
In Debrecen power has passed to our action without you. Perhaps will have to ing.
troops.
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47 appoint the gov't directly."

3) Would it not be appropriate if the Chi

nese, Bulgarians, Poles, Czechs, and Cde. Khrushchev provides information. Cde. Malenkov—we shouldn't lay blame Yugoslavs appealed to the Hungarians? The situation is complicated.

for the situation on our comrades. They're 4) Decisively suppress the armed forces of Cde. Suslov is to fly back to Moscow. firmly carrying out a line aimed at suppress- the insurgents. A Directory has not been declared.

ing the uprising. Nagy from the government They propose that Hegedus be removed so he can put forth a program (sic—trans.). Cdes. Brezhnev, Pospelov, Shepilov, and from the Directory (4 in favor, and 6

Furtseva are to prepare documents. )

Cde. Zhukov-regarding Cde. Mikoyan's The plenum is going on now.

role, it's unfair to condemn him right now. It is agreed: the fraternal parties should ap

The situation has unfolded quite differently peal to the Hungarians. Cde. Voroshilov—they are poorly in- compared to when we decided to send in formed. troops.

Do we support the present government once Cdes. Mikoyan and Suslov are behaving We must display political flexibility. the declaration is issued?52 calmly, but are poorly informed.

We must organize the CC for more flexible Yes, support it. There is no alternative. We're in a bad situation. We must devise actions. our own line and get a group of Hungarians We must organize armed workers' brigades. Cde. Bulganin: .. 53 to embrace it.

Our troops must be kept in full readiness. Cde. Mikoyan is not able to carry out this The main center of resistance must be sup- Cde. Voroshilov: We acted correctly when work.

we sent in troops. We should be in no hurry What we intended to do (to send a group of

to pull them out. comrades) must now be done.

Cde. Saburov—agrees with Cde. Zhukov. American secret services are more active
We should not withdraw troops—we must They must take up their positions at large there than Cdes. Suslov and Mikoyan are.
act decisively.
enterprises.

A group of comrades should go there. Ar-
Nagy is a liquidator.
A program is needed.

range to form a gov't and then withdraw the

troops. We sent you there for nothing. 54 Cde. Molotov—things are going badly. Cde. Khrushchev—we will have a lot to (Cdes. Khrushchev and Kaganovich object.) The situation has deteriorated, and it is answer for. gradually moving toward capitulation. We must reckon with the facts.

Cde. Bulganin: We acted properly when Nagy is actually speaking against us. Will we have a gov't that is with us, or will we sent in troops, but I can't agree with the Our cdes. are behaving diffidently.

there be a gov't that is not with us and will assessment offered by Cde. Voroshilov. We It is agreed up to what limit we will permit request the withdrawal of troops ?

should endorse the actions taken by Cdes. concessions. What then?

Mikoyan and Suslov.

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