Search in
ADD SEARCH FILTER CANCEL SEARCH FILTER

Digital Archive International History Declassified

May 14, 1950

TELEGRAM FROM ROSHCHIN TO STALIN

This document was made possible with support from the Leon Levy Foundation

CITATION SHARE DOWNLOAD
  • Citation

    get citation

    Soviet Ambassador to China N.V. Roschin relays a Chinese assessment of the armed forces in North Korea and South Korea and the possibility of China and North Korea signing a treaty of friendship, alliance, and mutual aid.
    "Telegram from Roshchin to Stalin," May 14, 1950, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RGASPI F 558 Op 11 D. 334 p. 56. Translated by Gary Goldberg. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/114900
  • share document

    http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/114900

VIEW DOCUMENT IN

English HTML

Strictly Secret

Cipher telegram

Distribution list numbering

N1. to Stalin

N2. to Stalin

N3. to Molotov

N4. to Malenkov

N5. to Bulganin

N6. to Vyshinsky

from Peking from Roshchin       14 May 1950

Flash [Precedence]

special

for Cde. Filippov

At 1640 14 May I visited Cde. Mao Zedong and delivered your telegram to him. Thanking me for the reply Cde. Mao Zedong reported that in a conversation with him on the evening of 13 May the Korean comrades had informed him in detail about the situation in the country and about the conversation with you. He agreed with the assessments of the Korean comrades of the situation in North and South Korea and also with their assessment of the correlation of forces between the north and the south.

Cde. Mao Zedong then pointed out that he had informed the Korean comrades of the possibility of concluding a treaty of friendship, alliance, and mutual aid (after unification) on the model of the Chinese-Soviet treaty but that the Chinese government would make a final decision on the conclusion of such a treaty only after consulting with Cde. Filippov.

14 May 1950

Roshchin"

ORIGINAL SCAN PDF

It appears your Web browser is not configured to display PDF files. No worries, just click here to download the PDF file.

Click here to view the PDF file in a new window.

PDFs cannot be printed inline in the page. To print a PDF, you must first download the file and open it in a PDF viewer.