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September 08, 1960

JOURNAL OF SOVIET AMBASSADOR TO THE DPRK A.M. PUZANOV FOR 8 SEPTEMBER 1960

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    Puzanov and Nam Il discuss the DPRK delegation to the funeral of the president of German Democratic Republic Wilhelm Pieck.  
    "Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 8 September 1960," September 08, 1960, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, AVPRF fond 0102, opis 16, delo 7, p.72-101. Translated for NKIDP by Gary Goldberg. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/119458
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SOVIET EMBASSY IN THE DPRKTOP SECRET

Nº 163   Copy Nº 3

19 September 1960

JOURNAL

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

24 August through 9 September 1960

Pyongyang

[…]

8 September 1960

Nam Il reported by telephone that he had been appointed leader of the DPRK delegation which would take part in the funeral of GDR President Wilhelm Pieck. The delegation is leaving for Peking today and flies from Peking to Moscow on 9 September. Nam Il asked for assistance that the DPRK delegation be delivered from Moscow to Berlin tomorrow, 9 September since the funeral of Cde. Wilhelm Pieck is set for 10 September. Nam Il added that he was asking about this in a comradely fashion; a request will come from the DPRK MFA officially.

I replied to Nam Il that the necessary steps will be taken from the Embassy (a telegram was sent and I talked with DVO Chief Cde. I. I. Tugarinov via VCh).

[…]

SOVIET AMBASSADOR IN THE DPRK [signature](A. Puzanov)

Five copies printed

1 - Cde. A. A. Gromyko

2 - Cde. Yu. V. Andropov

3 - Cde. V. I. Tugarinov

4 - UVPI MID SSSR

5 - to file

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