Soviet Report on Japanese Population in Korea and the Korean Population in Manchuria
A Soviet report on the situation of Japanese in Korea and on the status of Koreans in Manchuria, or Northeast China, after liberation.
Soviet Report on Communists in Korea, 1945
Soviet officers provide a sketch of the existing communist movement in northern and southern Korea in 1945 and suggest that Kim Il Sung should be a leading candidate to head the Korean government.
April 02, 1946
Protocol No. 18 of a Meeting of the Special Committee under the Council of Ministers of the USSR (Excerpt)
Special dossier containing a resolution to send a Soviet geological prospecting party to survey North Korea for beryllium.
January 01, 1947
Letter to General-Lieutenant Hodge on Northern Korea Providing Electricity to Southern Korea
Shtykov informs Ignatev of South Korea's current inability to pay its debt for electricity to North Korea.
April 25, 1947
Protocol No. 36 of a Meeting of the Special Committee under the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union (Excerpt)
Special dossier refining aspects of the geological prospecting party to North Korea, to extract "rare elements".
July 05, 1947
What Every Political Party and Social Organization Must Demand on the Establishment of a Democratic Interim Government of Korea
A reprinting of Kim Il Sung's June 14, 1947, speech to the Democratic National United Front on the establishment of a democratic interim government. An appendix to the publication contains Kim Il Sung's June 23, 1947, speech, "To the Korean Youth Before the Establishment of the Democratic Interim Government."
November 14, 1947
The Problem of the Independence of Korea
UN Resolution 112 (II), "The Problem of the Independence of Korea," calls for elections to be held and for foreign troops to withdraw in order to achieve the unification of the Korean Peninsula.
April 12, 1948
Protocol No. 61 of a Meeting of the Special Committee under the Council of Ministers of the USSR (Excerpt)
Memorandum of the Special Committee of the CC CPSU postponing the geological prospecting for uranium in North Korea.
October 10, 1948
Soviet Political, Economic, and Cultural Aid to the DPRK People for the DPRK's Democratic Construction
The Ministry of Culture and Propaganda publishes a pamphlet on the Soviet Union's tremendous assistance to the DPRK and contrasts the Soviet Union with the behavior of the US and Japan.
November 20, 1948
The Korean People's Army
A collection of speeches of Kim Il Sung, Kim Du-bong, Choe Yong-geon, and Kim Dal-hyeon on the Korean People's Army in 1948.
December 12, 1948
The Problem of the Independence of Korea
After accepting the United Nations Temporary Commission on Korea's report on the validity of the South Korean election, the UN General Assembly passes Resolution 195 to recognize the Republic of Korea as a legitimate government on the Korean Peninsula.
December 25, 1948
The Operation of the People’s Economy and the System of Planning
Published by the State Planning Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in 1948, this pamphlet describes the economy of Korea during the colonial period and lays out the policy changes made since liberation.
The Korean Government Delegation's Visit to Moscow (Korean Version)
A report on a trip to Moscow made by a Korean government delegation, including information on what the delegation has seen and the conclusion of treaties with the Soviet Union on the economy, culture and technical assistance.
January 14, 1949
Cable, Mao Zedong to Stalin, Nanjing Peace Proposal
Mao informs Stalin that they published a list of conditions under which they would consider entering negotiations with the Chinese Nationalist Government in Nanjing.
February 01, 1949
Memorandum of Conversation between Anastas Mikoyan and Zhou Enlai
Anastas and Zhou Enlai discuss Muslims in China, Chinese policy in inner Mongolia, the Guomindang navy, Guomindang forces, characteristics of Guomindang leaders, PLA arms, PLA military requests, PLA intelligence, and the organization of the war ministry. (Evening)
February 03, 1949
Memorandum of Conversation between Anastas Mikoyan and Mao Zedong
Anastas Mikoyan and Mao Zedong converse about the mediation talks between the CCP and the Guomindang, Yugoslavia, coordination between the communist parties of the Asian countries, and the history of the CCP.
March 05, 1949
Meeting between Stalin and Kim Il Sung
Kim Il Sung and Stalin discuss the military and economy in North Korea, Soviet-North Korean relations, and North Korea's relations with other foreign countries.
March 11, 1949
Letter to Stalin from Molotov on Granting North Korea Credit to Purchase Soviet Equipment
The Soviet Commission on Korea prepared an official agreement between the USSR and DPRK which gives DPRK credit in the USSR to purchase Soviet military equipment and materials.
March 18, 1949
Protocol No. 68 of a Meeting of the Special Committee Under the Council of Ministers of the USSR
Sea and air agreements between USSR and DPRK, establishment of regular relationships with the Korean government, agreement about proposed construction projects, transportation, agreements in regards to Korean specialists in USSR, trade establishment with Korea
March 22, 1949
National Security Council Report, NSC 8/2, "Position of the United States with Respect to Korea"
Report by the National Security Council to the President on US policy objectives regarding Korea.