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North Korea's First Five-Year Plan, 1957-1961

A collection of declassified documents from Russian, Polish, Chinese, and East German archives on North Korea's Chollima Movement and First Five-Year Plan (1957-1961).

  • December 17, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 17 December 1957

    Kim Il Sung discusses his plans to send a letter to Mao Zedong about the withdrawal of the Chinese volunteers from DPRK and to convene a Party conference as well as the current situation with trade in pork and progress of the conference of agricultural cooperative workers.

  • December 23, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 23 December 1957

    Kim Il Sung shares impressions about the work of the conferences of leaders of agricultural cooperatives and plans for similar work for industrial and military units.

  • 1958

    Reports on the DPRK Ambassador's Visits to Prague at the Foreign Ministry

    A compilation of reports on the DPRK's efforts to gain support from other countries at the United Nations, among other issues.

  • January 05, 1958

    Notes from a Conversation between the 1st Secretary of the PRL Embassy in the DPRK with the Director of a Department in One of the Ministries

    Brzezinski Henryk reports on Kim Il Sung's cult of personality and the cadre system inside of North Korea.

  • January 13, 1958

    Notes from a Conversation between the 1st Secretary of the PRL Embassy in the DPRK with Go Hui-man, Director of the Industry Department of the CC, on 13.I.1958

    Brzezinski Henryk and Go Hwiman discuss the economic situation in North Korea.

  • February 03, 1958

    Note from Minister M. Naszkowski, 'Regarding the Political Situation in the DPRK'

    M. Naszkowski reports on the December 1957 Plenum of the Korean Workers' Party Central Committee and the continued emphasis on the "August Group" during the Plenum.

  • February 22, 1958

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 22 February 1958

    At the 40th anniversary of the USSR Armed Forces meeting, Kim Il Sung shares impressions of the visit of the PRC delegation and discusses the South Korean aircraft that overflew DPRK in February 16 and students who renounced the DPRK citizenship.

  • March 03, 1958

    Proceedings of the First Party Conference of the Korean Workers' Party

    A report on the first meeting of Korean Worker's Party delegates, discussing North Korea's five-year plan on economic development and ways to promote unity of the Party.

  • March 11, 1958

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 11 March 1958

    Among other personal issues, Park Jeong-ae discusses the results of the Party conference and KWP CC Plenum, in which speeches regarding the draft of the first five-year plan were discussed, some ministries were criticized, and preparations for uprising of factionalist groups are discovered.

  • March 17, 1958

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 17 March 1958

    Puzanov discusses first Party Conference in North Korea, in which Kim Il Sung addressed issues concerning the first five-year plan and strengthening the unity and solidarity of the Party.

  • March 19, 1958

    A Report from Comrade Sluczanski based on a Telegram from Comrade Siedlecki regarding the Agenda of the March Conference

    Comrade Sluczanski outlines economic problems in North Korea and describes the state of the Korean Workers' Party, referencing the "August Group."

  • April 19, 1958

    From the Journal of M.V. Zimyanin, Record of Conversation with DPRK Ambassador in the USSR Cde. Ri Sin-pal

    Ri San-pal requests that North Korea be allowed to join the International Epizootic Office and describes recent economic developments in the DPRK.

  • May 06, 1958

    Note concerning the August Group, Developed on the Basis of Party Documents, as well as on the Basis of Unofficial Sources of Information

    The August Group criticizes Kim Il Sung cult of personality and many DPRK officials are removed from their positions.

  • May 08, 1958

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. Puzanov for 8-9 May 1958

    Torbenkov reports on the construction of a cement plant, an irrigation system, and an agricultural collective in North Korea. Nam Il outlines plans to improve sanitation and prevent illnesses from spreading.

  • May 14, 1958

    Note from a Ceremony to Unveil the First Blast Furnace Built in the Territory of the DPRK by the Koreans Themselves, without the Assistance of Specialists from Other Countries

    The DPRK constructs a blast furnace without assistance from other countries.

  • May 20, 1958

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. Puzanov for 20 May 1958

    Puzanov visits Nam Il and is informed on the DPRK delegation for familiarization with the use of atomic energy.

  • May 26, 1958

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. Puzanov for 26 May 1958

    Kim Il Sung reports on Egyptian-Soviet-Korean relations, his views of Tito and Yugoslavia, and economic planning in North Korea.

  • May 31, 1958

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. Puzanov for 31 May 1958

    Puzanov recounts a visit to the Seohyeon agricultural cooperative in North Pyeong-an Province and Nam Il's comments on Soviet-North Korean relations.

  • June 08, 1958

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. Puzanov for 8 June 1958

    Puzanov learns about North Korea's involvement in COMECON and the agricultural situation in Jagang and South Hwanghae Provinces.

  • June 09, 1958

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. Puzanov for 9 June 1958

    Puzanov reports on his attendance at a session of the Supreme People's Assembly.