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Soviet Union

Why Soviets were no fans of Lee Harvey Oswald

A young engineer who worked with Oswald in Minsk remembers ‘a simple martinet,’ while Khrushchev’s son recalls ‘genuine shock’ in the Kremlin on the news of JFK’s assassination.

A look back at the Cuban Missile Crisis

According to the Minneapolis Tribune, it was a “slight upper respiratory infection” that caused President John F. Kennedy to suspend his campaign tour in October 1962. But U.S. Sen. Hubert Humphrey knew better.