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  • July 26, 1946

    Report of the secret phase of the 8th meeting of the third government

    This report details the results of the Czechoslovakian delegation's visit to Moscow. It discusses a possible Czechoslovak-Polish treaty of alliance at the Paris Peace Conference. The author charges the government with rapidly implementing all things necessary to realize the recent agreement reached with the Soviet Union.

  • July 26, 1946

    Notes from Czechoslovak Government Meeting Detailing Discussion from a Previous Meeting with Stalin

    The notes chronicle topics discussed by Czechoslovak Minister of Foreign Affairs J. Masaryk with Stalin in Moscow, including: Czechoslovak-Polish relations, Czechoslovak-Hungarian relations, Czechoslovak business in Romania and trade with the Soviet Union. It ends with a resolution by the Czechoslovak government to achieve the goals set forth in the Moscow meeting.

  • September 26, 1946

    Speech to Czechoslovak Communist Party members by an unidentified Czechoslovak Communist Party member

    This speech was given by a Czechoslovak Communist Party member to his comrades; it outlines the general Czechoslovak stance on border disputes, expelling Hungarians and Germans, domestic policies and workers' wages.

  • June 17, 1953

    Cable from Czechoslovak Mission in Berlin to Vaclav David, 1:45 PM

    The Czechoslovak Mission in Berlin described the proceeding of the demonstrations in East Berlin on 17 June 17.

  • June 17, 1953

    Cable from the Czechoslovak Mission in Berlin to Foreign Minister Vaclav David, 4:30 p.m.

    Flash Cable from the Czechoslovak Mission in Berlin to the Czechoslovak Foreign Minister reporting on the situation in East Germany following the popular uprising. The cable reports workers asking for the formation of a new government and free elections. The cable also reports sporadic clashes between the demonstrators and the East German security forces and Soviet forces.

  • June 19, 1953

    CPCz Information Bulletin on Czechoslovak Reaction to the Events in East Germany

    The Czechoslovak Communist Party reports the reaction of the Czechoslovak public to the recent East German Uprising. Regional and demographic differences are discussed.

  • July 01, 1953

    Czechoslovak Communist Party Information Bulletin

    This bulletin contains information regarding the public reception of the GDR government’s response to the events in Berlin. According to the report, most Czechoslovak workers were indifferent to the GDR government response to the uprising, though kulaks, former entrepreneurs, were hopeful for the return of their businesses and free enterprise.

  • July 27, 1953

    Report from the Czechoslovak Ambassador to Rome, Oldzhich Kaiser, on the Egyptian government’s interest in Czech military and agricultural equipment

    Czechoslovak ambassador reports on contact with the new Egyptian ambassador to Rome. The Egyptian ambassador criticizes British imperialism in Egypt and American foreign policy. He then asks if Egypt could buy small arms from Czechoslovakia for use in the Egyptian war for independance against the British.

  • July 31, 1953

    Materials for a Meeting of the Organizational Secretariat of the CPCz CC, with Attached Report on Party Activities in Plzen in connection with the events of 1 June 1953

    A draft of a resolution about the June 1st, 1953 demonstrations in Plzen. It identifies the mistakes of the Party organizations in Plzen and plans to resolve the demonstrations directly.

  • September 08, 1953

    Radio Free Europe Report on the Strikes in Plzen during Early June 1953

    Account of a 31-year-old locksmith who took part in the protests in Plzen.

  • June 10, 1954

    Report on Czechoslovak-Egyptian Economic Relations

    An Egyptian delegation visited Czechoslovakia to discuss strengthening Czechoslovak-Egyptian relations. However, the Egyptians refuse a Czechoslovak delegation to discuss a commercial agreement between the two coutnries.

  • July, 1955

    Report on the Activity of the Czech Commercial Delegation in Cairo

    The report discusses a request by Egypt for arms from the USSR. The Soviet Union denied the request, but forwarded it to Czechoslovakia for consideration.

  • September 19, 1956

    Czechoslovak Politburo Resolution on Plan to 'Counter the Czechoslovak Reactionary Exiles'

    This Czechoslovak Politburo Resolution of 1956 approved an Interior Ministry plan to counter “reactionary exiles.” Radio Free Europe was an important target, and a series of disinformation actions were planned to disrupt its operations.

  • October 14, 1956

    Notes of an Interview with Zhou Enlai

    Zhou Enlai describes China's desire to gain international recognition. However, the question of Taiwan as one out of "Two Chinas" makes it difficult to agree internationally, since Great Britain and the United States recognize Taiwan and not PR China as the legitimate Chinese government. Hong Kong and the US endeavor to gain control of Chiang Kai-Shek's Taiwan are also discussed.

  • October 24, 1956

    Account of a Meeting at the CPSU CC, on the Situation in Poland and Hungary

    The CPSU CC Politburo meets to discuss the burgeoning crises in Poland and Hungary. Also participating was the leader of Czechoslovakia, Antonin Novotny. Khrushchev described for the Soviet leadership his discussions with Gomulka on the Polish situation. Khrushchev urges patience in dealing with Poland. On the situation in Hungary, Khrushchev tells the Soviet leaders that actions were taken at the request of the Hungarian leadership.

  • April 15, 1957

    Memorandum of Conversation with East German Ambassador Fr. Everhartze

    Meeting with East German Ambassador Everhartze concerning the recently concluded Chinese-Polish negotiations and the recent 1956 uprisings in Poland. The main purpose of the visit was to find out about the future visit ofZhou Enlai to Czechoslovakia, because the GDR has also invited Zhou Enlai to a state visit.

  • November 09, 1957

    Addition to Memorandum of Conversation between Czechoslovak Parliamentary Delegation and Mao Zedong, 29 September 1957

    The Head of the Czechoslovak delegation and Mao Zedong agree that relations between the CSSR, PRC, and USSR are politically strong but require economic improvement, according to Khrushchev. Mao discusses the socialist revolution and its varying levels of support in China amongst the different demographics within the Chinese social structure. Mao also discusses the three basic goals which guide Chinese foreign policy.

  • December 21, 1957

    Memorandum of Conversation with the Chairman of the Shanghai Office of the Energy Construction Industry, Zheng Toshen, at the residence of the General Consul of the CSSR

    Discussion of a Czechoslovak expert, Oldřich Havlíček, who was working in China as Coordinator of Construction at an energy plant in Shanghai. Havlíček was sent home after he had an affair with a married Chinese woman, Ms. Zhen. The Czechoslovak authorities become involved when Ms. Zhen's husband sends letters of complaint to the CSSR ambassador in Beijing, the CSSR general consul in Shanghai, and to the People’s Court in Shanghai.

  • 1958

    Reports on the DPRK Ambassador's Visits to Prague at the Foreign Ministry

    A compilation of reports on the DPRK's efforts to gain support from other countries at the United Nations, among other issues.

  • March 07, 1958

    Protocol on coordination of the Czechoslovak Interior Ministry delegation and border troops of the Soviet Union on state security

    This protocol resulted from a meeting between the Czechoslovak interior ministry and Soviet border troop representatives. The two parties convened to coordinate public safety measures undertaken in protection of the Czechoslovak-Soviet border.