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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • June 04, 1968

    Military-Political Situation in the DPRK

    Despite tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the DPRK is calming down. Czechoslovak diplomats speculate what underlies the changes in DPRK tactics.

  • June 04, 1968

    Memorandum by Thirty Scholarly Associates of the Military Political Academy and Military Technical Academy for the Czechoslovak Communist Party Central Committee

    Memorandum outlining with the formulation of Czechoslovak state interests in the military area. The memorandum urges the elaboration of a state military doctrine of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic having as the point of departure the state interests of Czechoslovakia.

  • June 04, 1968

    Report on the Trip by a Delegation of Soviet Workers to the CSSR

    V. Shcherbyts'kyi reports to P. Shelest on events and observations from a USSR workers' delegation traveling in the CSSR.

  • June 05, 1968

    Letter from Dutch Embassy in Prague to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Contact with North Korea'

    The Dutch Ambassador in Prague reports on North Korean attempts to establish "official" contact with the Netherlands, as well as their interest in contacting Dutch companies.

  • June 06, 1968

    South African Ambassador to Secretary for Foreign Affairs, 'Compatibility of the Euratom Treaty with France’s Intention to Obtain Plutonium and Other Fissile Materials from Canada'

    Ambassador Kotze notes three issues with the agreement which may aggravate tensions within the Euratom Energy Community.

  • June 06, 1968

    P. Shelest Reports on Miloš Krno's Evaluation of the Czechoslovak Crisis

    P. Shelest reports to the CPSU CC on Slovak writer Miloš Krno's evaluation of events in Czechoslovakia.

  • June 08, 1968

    Report on and Translation of the Appeal of Action Committee for a Democratic and Socialist Czechoslovakia

    P. Shelest provides a translation of a subversive document from Czechoslovakia.

  • June 10, 1968

    India Department of Atomic Energy, Note on 'Radiation Applications for the Food Preservation Industry'

    Information about research on radiation preservation of perishable foods and disinfection of stored grains at the Bhabha Atomic Research Center.

  • June 11, 1968

    Report by Gen. M. Spasov on Bulgarian State Security Delegation Visit to Romania

  • June 14, 1968

    Letter from Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Embassy in Prague, 'Contact with North Korea'

    J.A. Erich informs the Embassy in Prague that elsewhere there have also been attempts by North Korea to establish official contact with the Netherlands.

  • June 14, 1968

    India Department of Atomic Energy, 'Note on the Development of Fast Breeder Reactor'

    Information on research and development work on breeder reactors in India.

  • June 17, 1968

    Memorandum from P. Shelest to CPSU CC

    First Secretary of the Ukrainian Communist Party Shelest reports on the vist of a delegation of workers from Czechoslovakia to Ukraine. There was much discussion of the ongoing Prague Spring, including criticism of the Soviet Union from some delegation members.

  • June 18, 1968

    India Department of Atomic Energy, 'Research and Development Programme of the Department of Atomic Energy During the IVth Plan Period'

    Research objectives for the Indian nuclear program include the development of fast breeder reactors and isotope production.

  • June 18, 1968

    Note on a Conversation with the Director of the 1st Department of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK, Comrade Ri In-gyu, on 15 June 1968, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Ri In-gyu criticizes United States policy towards the two Koreas and the actions of the U.S. government in Asia.

  • June 19, 1968

    Discussion between Zhou Enlai and Pham Hung

    Zhou Enlai discusses the role of China and Vietnam in the Cambodian revolution.

  • June 29, 1968

    Discussion between Zhou Enlai and Pham Hung

    China advises Vietnam against a weakened negotiating position with the United States; China also cautions against Soviet pressure to negotiate.

  • July 10, 1968

    Memorandum from P. Shelest to CPSU CC

    First Secretary of the Ukrainian Communist Party Shelest reports on a conversation between the Ukrainian secretary of the Transcarpathian Oblast with the first secretary of Czechoslovakia's East Slovakia regional committee. They discussed possible changes to Czechoslovakia's federal structure and Soviet concerns about the ongoing Prague Spring.

  • July 11, 1968

    Minutes of Conversation between Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito and UAR President Gamal Abdel Nasser in Brijuni, Croatia

    Minutes of conversation between Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito and UAR President Gamal Abdel Nasser with occasional input from advisors. Nasser describes the situation in the Middle East, including Egypt's relations with the United States and fighting along the Suez Canal. The two leaders also discuss UN Special Envoy Gunnar Jarring's recent activities. Tito closes with a recount of his visit to Japan, Mongolia, Iran, and Moscow and an update of the Yugoslav economy.

  • July 17, 1968

    Speech by P. Shelest at the CPSU CC Plenum

    First Secretary of the Ukrainian Communist Party Petro Shelest speaks at a CPSU Plenum on the situation in Czechoslovakia, characterizing the Prague Spring as "a grave, right-wing opportunist danger in a fraternal Communist party and the growth of anti-socialist, counterrevolutionary forces in socialist Czechoslovakia."

  • July 18, 1968

    Report, P. Shelest to Communist Party of Ukraine Central Committee

    Report delivered by First Secretary Petro Shelest to an expanded meeting of the Ukrainian Communist Party Central Committee and the Kyiv Oblast committee on 18 July 1968. A CPSU Central Committee plenum had been held the previous day to endorse the Soviet delegation’s decisions at a multilateral meeting in Warsaw on the Prague Spring.