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January 23, 1956

JOURNAL OF SOVIET AMBASSADOR TO THE DPRK V. I. IVANOV FOR 23 JANUARY 1956

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    Ivanov informs Kim Il Sung about Khrushchev’s and Bulganin’s visit to India, Burma, and Afghanistan.
    "Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 23 January 1956," January 23, 1956, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RGANI Fond 5, Opis 28, Delo 412. Translated by Gary Goldberg. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/120791
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[CPSU CC stamp:

07504

22 February 1956

subject to return

  to the CPSU CC

  General Department]

TOP SECRET Copy Nº only

22 February 1956

Nº 0286/dv

to the CPSU CC [International] DEPARTMENT

to Cde. I. S. SHCHERBAKOV

We are sending you the journal of Cde. V. I. Ivanov, Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK for the period from 20 through 30 January 1956.

Attachment: the aforementioned on nine pages (incoming Nº 0610s of 20 February, copy Nº 3)

DEPUTY CHIEF OF THE USSR MFA FAR EAST DEPARTMENT [signature]

(S. SUZDALEV)

1 - AS/yus

1 - address[ee]

Nº 426-dv

22 February 1956

[handwritten:

to the archives

informative material

I. Shcherbakov

29 March 1956

[signature]

31 March [illegible signature]

[handwritten: Top Secret

USSR MFA Far

East Department stamp:

incoming Nº 0610s of 2[[0]] February]

SOVIET EMBASSY IN THE DPRK

JOURNAL

of V. I. Ivanov, Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK for the period from 20 to 30 January 1956

Pyongyang

07504

[…]

23 January

I visited Kim Il Sung, Pak Jeong-ae, Choe Yong-geon, and Pak Geum-cheol and informed them of Cdes. N. S. Khrushchev’s and N. A. Bulganin’s visit to India, Burma, and Afghanistan.

In conversation Kim Il Sung said that the Communist Party of the Soviet Union had taken the initiative on international problems into its hands and had recently successfully solved such problems as the normalization of relations with Yugoslavia, the conclusion of a treaty with Austria, and other things.

He said that the trip of Cdes. N. S. Khrushchev and N. A. Bulganin to India, Burma, and Afghanistan has great importance. We fully agree and support the measures pursued by them during the trip to these countries. This trip plays an especially important role for us because it serves the cause of a further relaxation of international tension and strengthening peace.

He further noted that Nehru actively opposed colonialism and fights for the relaxation of international tension and at the same time, as a nationalist, he fears Communism.

Nam Il was present at the conversation.

xxx

I visited the Chinese ambassador, where we arranged for a visit to the headquarters of the Chinese People's Volunteers in the DPRK on 27 January. Ten people from our side will take part in this event.

[…]

Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK [signature]

(V. Ivanov)

Four copies printed

drafted by Ivanov

typed by Fokina

Nº 42

1 - to Cde. Molotov

2 - to Cde. Fedorenko

3 - to Cde. Kurdyukov

4 - to file

2 February 1956

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