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Castro's first visit to the USSR in April of 1963 was a huge event, and Moscow gave him a hero's welcome, with 10s of 1000s of people lining the streets of Moscow to cheer his motorcade.  He returned in January of 1964 to sign trade agreements.

This is an excerpt from the author's book “Cuba: A Diary of the Revolution: Conversations with Fidel, Raul, Che and Celia Sanchez”

January 24, 1964