TELEGRAM FROM BABKIN TO SHTEMENKO, CONVEYING LETTER FROM KIM IL SUNG TO STALINCITATION SHARE DOWNLOAD
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CIPHERED TELEGRAM No. 501587
From CORRESPONDENT 20 Sent 16.4.52 13:00 Received 16.4. 14:44
Dispatched to the 8th Administration of the General Staff of the Soviet Army 16.4 14:50
To Comrade SHTEMENKO S.M.
I transmit the reply letter of KIM IL SUNG to Comrade I.V. STALIN.
No. 1448 BABKIN
Copies: Stalin (2), Malenkov, File of 8th Administration (2)
Dear Joseph Vissarionovich!
The government of the DPRK is moved by your fatherly concern about the urgent needs of the Korean people.
Your proposal to send us 50,000 tons of bread, which we accept with endless gratitude, is one more expression of the selfless fraternal assistance of the great Soviet people to Korea, which has suffered from American aggression but is prepared to defend to the end its freedom and independence.
A grateful Korean people wishes you, dear leader and teacher, many years of life and health for the happiness of mankind.
KIM IL SUNG
16 April 1952