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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • July 11, 1978

    Political Letter of Soviet Ambassador to the United States Anatoly F. Dobrynin

  • July 14, 1978

    Minutes of Meeting of CPSU CC Politburo (excerpt)

    A general conversation amongst Politburo members regarding the current state of relations with the Ethiopian regime and how it could be improved. (excerpt)

  • July 14, 1978

    TELEGRAM 066.787 from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Unable to overcome its lack of transportation means and financial resources, the DPRK decides not to participate in the World Youth Festival.

  • July 14, 1978

    CPSU CC Politburo Decision

    A decision by the Central Committee regarding continued support of the Ethiopian regime under Mengistu

  • July 15, 1978

    Telegram from the East Europe Division, Foreign Ministry, “Prospect of Kim Il Sung’s Visit to the Soviet Union”

    The South Korean Foreign Ministry analyzes the possibility and timing of Kim Il Sung's visit to the Soviet Union, discussing the purpose of the visit and relations between the Soviet Union and North Korea.

  • July 17, 1978

    TELEGRAM 066.793 from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Central African Republic's Emperor Bokassa visits Pyongyang and discusses export and import plans with the DPRK.

  • July 18, 1978

    Record of Conversation between Soviet Ambassador to Afghanistan A.M. Puzanov and Taraki

    Record of Conversation between Soviet Ambassador to Afghanistan A.M. Puzanov and Taraki about the situation in Afghanistan and Taraki’s meeting with US Deputy Secretary of State David Newsom

  • July 20, 1978

    Report on Mengistu's Visit to the Soviet Union to discuss Soviet-Ethiopian Relations

    While in the Soviet Union, Haile Mariam Mengistu spoke with Leonid Brezhnev about the current revolutionary and economic situation in Ethiopia. The report addresses the Ethiopian desire to create a revolutionary party, as well as the conflict in Eritrea and relations with Somalia and Djibouti.

  • July 20, 1978

    Soviet Ambassador of Angola V.P. Loginov, Memorandum of Conversation with Official from the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola

    Memorandum of Conversation with candidate-member of the Politburo Secretary of the CC MPLA-PT for international issues P. Luvualu, discussing the situation in Zaire and the continued Soviet support for Angola.

  • July 20, 1978

    Moldavian Communist Party Central Committee, No. 179 ss, to CPSU Central Committee, 'Information Regarding the Intensification in Romania of a Propaganda Campaign that Harms the Interests of the USSR'

    The Moldavian Communist Party reports on the increasingly anti-Soviet nature of nationalist propaganda in Russia. Moldavian authorities were concerned by how this propaganda denied the existence of a separate Moldavian ethnic identity, while Soviet authorities were especially concerned by Bucharest’s role in attempting to consolidate an anti-Soviet Eurocommunism.

  • July 21, 1978

    Negotiations for the Japan-China Peace and Friendship Treaty

  • July 24, 1978

    Notes of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

    The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces that it is recalling its Consul General from Ho Chi Minh City and complains about Vietnam's treatment of the Hoa people.

  • July 25, 1978

    Transcript, Meeting of East German leader Erich Honecker and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, Crimea, 25 July 1978 (excerpt)

    Brezhnev and Honecker discuss the tense status of Soviet-American relations and the current situations in China and Southeast Asia.

  • July 27, 1978

    Information on Visit to Soviet Union of a Bulgarian State Security VI Directorate Delegation

  • July 27, 1978

    UN Security Council Resolution 432 on Walvis Bay and Namibia

    Resolution of the UN Security Council, supporting reintegration of Walvis Bay into Namibia's territory.

  • July 31, 1978

    Prime Minister Morarji Desai's Testimony on the Decision to not Pursue Further Peaceful Nuclear Explosions

    Transcript of Prime Minister Shri Morarji Desai's testimony before Rajya Sabha on the decision to no longer conduct peaceful nuclear explosions and to focus on more peaceful purposes.

  • July 31, 1978

    Meeting, Thornhill Air Base between Smith, Fourie, Gaylard and Snell

    Discussion of British involvement in Rhodesian conflict resolution, whether domestic British politics is a driving force of Foreign Secretary Owen's recent ovetures.

  • August 01, 1978

    TELEGRAM 066.808 from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang reports that, for a second time in 1978, the DPRK has published excerpts critical of the USSR from the Chinese press.

  • August 01, 1978

    TELEGRAM 016.723 from the Romanian Embassy in Bangui to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The ROK and DPRK government make competing diplomatic efforts to win support of the Central African Empire.

  • August 07, 1978

    TELEGRAM 066.812 from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The editor-of-chief of Nodong Sinmun apologizes for including an excerpt from the Chinese press that criticizes the USSR and says that the DPRK position towards the USSR has not changed.