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April 02, 1960

JOURNAL OF SOVIET AMBASSADOR IN THE DPRK A.M. PUZANOV FOR 2 APRIL 1960

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    Soviet Ambassador A.M. Puzanov reports on a visit in Pyongyang Steam Locomotive Car Repair Plant.
    "Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 2 April 1960," April 02, 1960, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, AVPRF fond 0102, opis 16, delo 6, p.129-146. Translated for NKIDP by Gary Goldberg. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/119412
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USSR EMBASSY IN THE DPRK[faded USSR  TOP SECRET

MFA stamp:                     Copy Nº 3

Nº 70 0832s

[1]2 April 196022 April 1960]

[Handwritten notations:

to [[illegible name] and

G. Ye. Samsonov]

JOURNAL

of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. PUZANOV for the period

25 March through 11 April 1960

Pyongyang

[…]

2 April 1960

I made a report, "The Results of Cde. N. S. Khrushchev's Visit to Countries of Southeast Asia", in the Pyongyang Steam Locomotive Car Repair Plant. Senior and other Ministry officials were present at the report, a total of up to 900 people. The report was heard with great attention.

In a conversation held with plant director Hwang Ha-sun [sic], he said that this year the plant will start up the production of an electric locomotive. Starting in 1961 the plan will specialize in the production of up to 30 electric locomotives a year and passenger cars. Under the Japanese 19 steam locomotives were repaired. This year 210 steam locomotives, 1800 freight cars, and 120 passenger cars were repaired. When this was being done a commitment was given to repair 500 freight cars over plan before 15 August.

[…]

USSR AMBASSADOR IN THE DPRK

[signature]

(A. PUZANOV)

Five copies printed

1st - to Cde. A. A. Gromyko

2nd - to Cde. Yu. V. Andropov

3rd - to the USSR MFA DVO

4th - to Cde. I. I. Tugarinov

5th - to file

Nº 241 12 April 1960

Drafted by Puzanov

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