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Inter-Korean Relations after the War, 1954-1961

 This collection presents documents on inter-Korean relations from the end of the Korean War through the Park Chung Hee military coup.

  • May 29, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 29 May 1960

    Pak Seong-cheol reports that Syngman Rhee has left South Korea and comments on Kim Il Sung's health.

  • June 01, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 1 June 1960

    Pak Seong-cheol comments on the protest movement in South Korea, the removal of Syngman Rhee, and U.S. policy toward Korea.

  • June 11, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 11 June 1960

    Kim Il Sung briefs Puzanov on the Korean Workers' Party's policy toward the recent turmoil in South Korea as well as North Korea's Seven-Year Plan.

  • June 13, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 13 June 1960

    On the flight from Pyongyang to Moscow, Kim Il Sung, Kim Chang-man, and A.M. Puzanov discuss the domestic situation of the DPRK and the situation in the South, including the uprising of the South Korean population against the dictatorship of Syngman Rhee.

  • June 17, 1960

    Excerpts from V.P. Tkachenko 'The Korean Peninsula and Russia's Interests'

    A compilation of conversations between various officials from the USSR and DPRK in terms of the USSR-DPRK treaty and its implications on the US-ROK relationship.

  • June 27, 1960

    Information Report Sent by Lajos Karsai to Minister of Foreign Affairs Endre Sík, 'Visit of Korean Provisional Chargé d’Affaires Baek Cheongwon'

    Lajos Karsai reports on the character of protests in South Korea, labeling the protest movement as generally anti-Syngman Rhee.

  • July 21, 1960

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Hungarian Ambassador Károly Práth analyzes progress related to North Korea's "communist universities" and the training of cadres specifically for Korean reunification.

  • July 24, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 24 July 1960

    Kim Il Sung proposes that a letter be sent to South Korean authorities suggesting the establishment of a Korean Federation.

  • July 24, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 24-26 July 1960

    Kim Il Sung and Puzanov discuss Soviet-DPRK relations, a the proposed visit by Khrushchev to Korea, Sino-Soviet relations, the economic situation in North Korea, and North Korea's views on recent events in South Korea.

  • July 25, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 25 July 1960

    Kim Il Sung and Puzanov discuss the events in South Korea and the establishment of a Central Bureau for South Korean Issues in the DPRK.

  • August 14, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 14 August 1960

    Kim Il Sung continues to push for the creation of a Confederation of South and North Korea.

  • August 16, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 16 August 1960

    In a conversation with political seniors in Soviet Union and North Korea, A.M. Puzanov informs Kim Il Sung that Soviet government accepted his offer to have mutual deliveries of goods during 1961 to 1965. Kim Il Sung speaks his opinion in irrigation system control and inter-Korean relations.

  • August 24, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 24 August 1960

    The Soviet Ambassador describes an August 24 meeting between a delegation of the Soviet-Korean Friendship Society and Kim Il Sung.

  • August 25, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 25 August 1960

    The ambassador describes an August 25 meeting with GDR Ambassador Schneidewind.

  • August 30, 1960

    Note about a Conversation in the Soviet Embassy with Comrade Puzanov

    The ambassadors of the Soviet Union and East Germany in North Korea discuss Kim Il Sung's visits to China and the Soviet Union, the personality cult in North Korea, the economic situation in North Korea, and North Korea's policy towards South Korea.

  • September 07, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 7 September 1960

    Puzanov and Kim Il Sung review their positions on the Korean issue at the 15th UN General Assembly Session. Kim Il Sung also reports on his industrial inspection of South Hamgyong Province.

  • September 18, 1960

    The Korean People's Democratic Republic (A Brief Memorandum)

    Tugarinov discusses the division of the Korean Peninsula in 1945 and the political and economic situation in the DPRK and ROK respectively.

  • October 05, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 5 October 1960

    Pak Seong-cheol discusses the relationship between the protest movement in South Korea and the reunification of the Korean Peninsula as well as North Korea's invitation to Khrushchev to attend the Supreme People's Assembly in October 1960.

  • October 07, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 7 October 1960

    Kim Tae-hui briefs the foreign diplomatic community in the DPRK on the struggles in South Korea and for the peaceful reunification of the country.

  • October 11, 1960

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Hungarian Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Károly Fendler reports on North Korea's "policy of the mass line."