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January 05, 1956

JOURNAL OF SOVIET AMBASSADOR TO THE DPRK V. I. IVANOV FOR 5 JANUARY 1956

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    Ivanov writes about a commissioning ceremony for textile works in Pyongyang.
    "Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 5 January 1956," January 05, 1956, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RGANI Fond 5, Opis 28, Delo 412. Translated by Gary Goldberg. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/120785
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[USSR MFA Far

East Department

Stamp: SECRET  Top Secret

Incoming Nº 0404s        Copy Nº ___

7 February 1956]

SOVIET EMBASSY IN THE DPRK

JOURNAL

of Cde. V. I. IVANOV, Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK for the period from 20 December 1955 through 19 January 1956

Pyongyang

[…]

5 January

A ceremonial commissioning of the second phase of the Pyongyang textile works was held. A good building of the second stage of the works equipped with modern Soviet machines was built with the aid of the Soviet Union. In 1955 the textile works produced 27,000,000 meters of fabric, but a plan has been approved for 47,000,000 meters in 1956.

A rally was held before the commissioning which more than 1,000 people attended. Choe Chang-ik, Pak Jeong-ae, Pak Ui-wan, Nam Il, representatives of city Party organizations, the diplomatic corps, and newspaper correspondents were at the rally.

Choe Chang-ik make public a greeting from Kim Il Sung. Makarov spoke from the Soviet side. An inspection of the works' shops was held after the commissioning.

[…]

Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK [signature] (V. Ivanov)

Four copies

1 - to Cde. Molotov

2 - to Cde. Fedorenko

3 - to Cde. Kurdyukov

4 - to file

drafted by Ivanov

typed by M/B [SIC]

Nº 94

21 January 1956

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