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.
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".
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.
October 12, 1948
Telegram from Stalin to Kim Il Sung
Telegram from Stalin to Kim Il Sung acknowledging Kim Il Sung's telegram from the 8th of October. Stalin states that the Soviet government expresses its readiness to begin diplomatic relations with the DPRK, exchange ambassadors, and start economic relations.
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.
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 17, 1949
Agreement between Soviet Union and North Korea
Agreement between the government of the Soviet Union and the government of the DPRK to grant the Republic of Korea a loan to pay for the supplied equipment and materials, as well as military equipment.
January 30, 1950
Telegram from Stalin to Shtykov
Stalin asks Shtykov to relay a message to Kim Il Sung about North Korea's proposed offensive against South Korea and Soviet Union's request for lead from North Korea.
February 07, 1950
Telegram from Shtykov to Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vyshinsky
Shtykov relays to Vyshinsky Kim Il Sung's questions regarding the central committee's decision to issue a loan, on whether they can proceed toward forming more infantry, and on if North Korea could use in 1950 the credit the Soviet government had allocated for 1951. In answer to Kim Il Sung's requests, Shtykov answered ambiguously, stating that more thought needs to be put in.
February 10, 1950
Ciphered Telegram, Shtykov to Vyshinsky, re: Meeting with Kim Il Sung
Telegram from Shtykov to Vyshinsky reporting the results of his meeting on the same day with Kim Il Sung.
March 09, 1950
Telegram from Shtykov to Vyshinsky
In a telegram to Shytykov which he then relays to Vyshinsky, Kim Il Sung writes that North Korea requests of the Soviet Union military and technical support. In return, North Korea is sending the natural resources such as gold and silver to Soviet Union. Kim requests that a
March 12, 1950
Ciphered telegram, Vyshinsky to Soviet Ambassador in Pyongyang (Shtykov) transmitting a Message to Kim Il Sung
Telegram from A. Vyshinsky to Soviet Ambassador in Pyongyang, Shtykov, to inform Kim Il Sung of reallocation of portion of 1951 credit (17 March 1949 agreement) to 1950.
March 16, 1950
Telegram from Shtykov to Vyshinsky
Shtykov transmits Kim Il Sung’s March 14 letter containing requests for credit in the form of arms and other military equipment.
March 18, 1950
Message, Stalin to Kim Il Sung (via Shtykov)
Stalin informs Kim Il Sung of the decision to approve of North Korean request of arms, equipment and specialist requests, per his March 4 message.
Record of a Conversation of Cde. Stalin with Kim Il Sung and Pak Heon-yeong
Kim Il Sung and Stalin discuss the North Korean economy and Soviet-North Korean cooperation.
July 01, 1950
Ciphered telegram, Stalin to Soviet Ambassador in Pyongyang Shtykov
Reply from Stalin to Shtykov's telegram of July 1, 1950. Requests additional information on KPA plans and reaction to American internvention. Informs of intent to meet requests by Kim Il Sung for additional war materiel.
July 04, 1950
Telegram from Shtykov to Stalin
Shtykov reports on a meeting with Kim Il Sung and Pak Heonyeong concerning requests for arms, advisers and advice on how to move troops more efficiently. Shtykov proposes resolutions and advice.
September 29, 1950
Ciphered Telegram from DPRK leader Kim Il Sung and South Korean Communist Leader Pak Heon-yeong to Stalin (via Shtykov)
Telegram from Kim Il Sung and Pak Heon-yeong telling Stalin of the losses they have incurred following American air and ground attacks in South Korea and of their general lack of supplies and trained personnel.
September 30, 1950
Memorandum from Gromyko to Stalin, 30 September 1950, with draft cable from Gromyko to Shtykov
A message from Gromyko to Stalin relaying the assessment of Shtykov that it would be prudent for the Soviet Union to withdraw some nonessential embassy personnel and specialists from North Korea. Gromyko advises that withdrawals should be considered only in consultation with North Korea and the appropriate Soviet ministeries.