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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • April 19, 1968

    Discussion between Zhou Enlai and Pham Van Dong

    Zhou Enlai chastises the Vietnamese for seemingly being too conciliatory in negotiations and failing to take opportunities that would have allowed a stronger position against the US.

  • April 23, 1968

    Conversation with the Consul-General of the CSSR in Kyiv, J. Gorak

    B. BAKLANOV, Third Secretary of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, relates a conversation initiated by J. Gorak, the Czechoslovak Consul-General.

  • April 23, 1968

    Memorandum On the Visit of the Party and Government Delegation of the GDR, led by Comrade Prof. Dr. Kurt Hager, with the General Secretary of the KWP and Prime Minister of the DPRK, Comrade Kim Il Sung, on 16 April 1968, 5:00p.m. until 6:50 p.m.

    In a meeting with Dr. Kurt Hager, Kim Il Sung fully says he fully supports East Germany GDR and describes North Korea's relations with other Communist countries.

  • April 25, 1968

    Kim Il Sung, 'On Giving Priority to the Development of Heavy Industry, A Leading Sector of the National Economy'

  • April 25, 1968

    Report by P. Shelest on the April 1968 Plenum of the CC CPSU

    P. Shelest delivers a report at a Party meeting on the April 1968 Plenum of the CPSU Central Committee, with particular focus on the stepped-up activity of revisionist, Zionist, and anti-socialist forces in [Czechoslovakia]."

  • April 26, 1968

    Current Essential questions in the Soviet Union's Politics of Ensuring European Security

    A copy of a memorandum entitled "current essential questions in the Soviet Union's Politics of Ensuring European Security" submitted by the GDR Ministry of Foreign Affairs' director of the Soviet Union Department to the directors of the West German and West European Departments for comment. The document outlines Soviet policy and goals towards West Germany and Western Europe in early 1968.

  • April 27, 1968

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Pak Seong-cheol voices North Korea's views on the capture of the USS Pueblo, relations among communist countries, and events in Czechoslovakia.

  • April 27, 1968

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    During a conversation with the Hungarian party delegation, Kim Il Sung desribes the DPRK's domestic development as well as its foreign relations with Hungary and United States.

  • April 29, 1968

    Discussion between Zhou Enlai, Kang Sheng and Pham Van Dong

    Discussion on the international communist movement and the possible causes that could bring about collapse.

  • April 30, 1968

    India Department of Atomic Energy, Press Release, 'India and the USSR Sign Protocol for Collaboration in the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy.

    A press release from the Indian Department of Atomic Energy announcing that the Soviet Union would be sending a delegation of scientists to India and summarizes the history of nuclear assistance from the Soviet Union.

  • April 30, 1968

    Transcarpathian Oblast First Secretary Yu. Ilnytskyi's Report to P. Shelest

    Yu. Ilnytskyi reports on his 29 April 1968 conversation with the first secretary of the KSC’s East Slovakia regional committee, Cde. Ján Koscelanský, on the on-going situation in Czechoslovakia.

  • May 02, 1968

    Rajya Sabha Q&A on Tactical Nuke Strategy

    Transcript of questions and answers between members of the Rajya Sabha and the Minister of Defense, Sardar Swaran Singh, on other nuclear powers development of tactical nuclear weapons and whether the India should visit countries such as the United States and the USSR to study these weapons and their effects.

  • May 02, 1968

    Rajya Sabha Q&A on the Non-Proliferation Treaty Draft

    Transcript of questions and answers between members of the Rajya Sabha and the Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs, Shri B. R. Bhagat, on the draft of the non-proliferation treaty and the Indian government's position.

  • May 06, 1968

    Record of Conversation between Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR Aleksei Kosygin and North Korean Ambassador in the USSR Jeong Du-hwan

    DPRK diplomat, Jeong Du-hwan expresses his satisfaction about the mutual relationship between the DPRK and the Soviet Union. He discusses the Pueblo incident, and remarks on the increased tension on the Korean peninsula and in the far east. A.N. Kosgygin describes in frank detail, the continuous economic co-operation that the Soviet Union has with the DPRK.

  • May 06, 1968

    The KGB’s 1967 Annual Report

    Yearly report by KGB Chief Andropov to the CPSU leadership on the actions taken by the KGB in the field of espionage, counter-espionage, and counter-propaganda.

  • May 07, 1968

    Zhou Enlai’s talk with Xuan Thuy, Director of the International Liaison Department of the Vietnam Workers Party, in Beijing

    Zhou Enlai advises Xuan Thuy concerning the negotiations with the US, Enlai draws some parallels between Korea and Vietnam

  • May 07, 1968

    Discussion between Zhou Enlai, Chen Yi and Xuan Thuy

    Zhou Enlai draws on differences between the Korean War and the Vietnam War as a way to show the importance of strong negotiating tactics in Vietnam, he also asks Xuan Thuy to keep negotiations secret from the Soviets.

  • May 12, 1968

    Yu. Ilnytskyi Reports on Items from the Czechoslovak Media

    On Certain Items Featured in Czechoslovak Television Broadcasts and in the Newspaper ‘Rudé právo'.

  • May 14, 1968

    Report by KGB Lt. Col Demochko on a Meeting with "Czechoslovak Friends"

  • May 14, 1968

    KGB Lt. Col. A. Zhabchenko's Report to the Ukrainian SSR's Council of Ministers