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The Digital Archive contains once-secret documents from governments all across the globe, uncovering new sources and providing fresh insights into the history of international relations and diplomacy. The Digital Archive is overseen by the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program and focuses on the interrelated histories of the Cold War, Korea, and Nuclear Proliferation. [Read more]

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October 24, 1977

Note from Milovoje Maksić

A special deputy of Kim Il Sung delivered comradely greetings to Tito and said thankful messages about relations between the Korean News Agency and Tanjug.

July 22, 1973

President Tito's Response to Kim Il Sung's Message of July 7, 1973

Tito encourages bilateral relations between Yugoslavia and North Korea, and offers his support for the peaceful unification of the Korean Peninsula.

September 10, 1975

Oral Message from the President of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kim Il Sung, to the President of the [Socialist Federal] Republic [of Yugoslavia], Josip Broz Tito

Kim Il Sung offers thanks for Yugoslavia’s active support of the DPRK in the Non-Aligned Movement. Elsewhere, he expresses gratitude that the DPRK has a great friend in President…

July 01, 1978

Message of the Secretary General [of the Korean Workers' Party] Kim Il Sung a, to the President of the [Socialist Federal] Republic [of Yugoslavia], J.B. Tito

Kim invites a high-level delegation from Yugoslavia to participate in the DPRK's 30th anniversary celebrations.

September 18, 1973

Message from the President of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kim Il Sung, to the President of the [Socialist Federal] Republic [of Yugoslavia], J.B. Tito

At the conclusion of the 4th Non-Aligned Conference in Algeria, Kim congratulates Tito on the success of the conference, and requests his support for the adoption of the resolution…

November 04, 1975

Message from the President of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kim Il Sung, to the President of the [Socialist Federal] Republic [of Yugoslavia], Josip Broz Tito

Kim Il Sung expresses his gratitude to President Tito and the Yugoslav government for their active engagement and assistance in the adoption of the draft resolution, supported by …

October 24, 1977

Note from Milovoje Maksić

A special deputy of Kim Il Sung delivered comradely greetings to Tito and said thankful messages about relations between the Korean News Agency and Tanjug.

July 22, 1973

President Tito's Response to Kim Il Sung's Message of July 7, 1973

Tito encourages bilateral relations between Yugoslavia and North Korea, and offers his support for the peaceful unification of the Korean Peninsula.

September 10, 1975

Oral Message from the President of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kim Il Sung, to the President of the [Socialist Federal] Republic [of Yugoslavia], Josip Broz Tito

Kim Il Sung offers thanks for Yugoslavia’s active support of the DPRK in the Non-Aligned Movement. Elsewhere, he expresses gratitude that the DPRK has a great friend in President…

July 01, 1978

Message of the Secretary General [of the Korean Workers' Party] Kim Il Sung a, to the President of the [Socialist Federal] Republic [of Yugoslavia], J.B. Tito

Kim invites a high-level delegation from Yugoslavia to participate in the DPRK's 30th anniversary celebrations.

September 18, 1973

Message from the President of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kim Il Sung, to the President of the [Socialist Federal] Republic [of Yugoslavia], J.B. Tito

At the conclusion of the 4th Non-Aligned Conference in Algeria, Kim congratulates Tito on the success of the conference, and requests his support for the adoption of the resolution…

November 04, 1975

Message from the President of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kim Il Sung, to the President of the [Socialist Federal] Republic [of Yugoslavia], Josip Broz Tito

Kim Il Sung expresses his gratitude to President Tito and the Yugoslav government for their active engagement and assistance in the adoption of the draft resolution, supported by …

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A collection of documents regarding the “People’s Party of Iran” or the “Party of Masses,” Iran’s largest Communist party.

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The history of the Berlin Wall from the post-WWII divided city, to the wall's construction in 1961, through to its destruction in 1989.

1956 POLISH AND HUNGARIAN CRISES

The uprising began in Hungary as a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the People's Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies.

GERMAN REUNIFICATION

In 1990, East and West Germany reunited as the enlarged Federal Republic of Germany.

SOVIET INVASION OF AFGHANISTAN

In December 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in response to a revolt against the Soviet-backed government.

YURI GAGARIN & THE FIRST HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT

Soviet documents on the April 12, 1961, flight of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin into space.

IRAN'S TUDEH PARTY

A collection of documents regarding the “People’s Party of Iran” or the “Party of Masses,” Iran’s largest Communist party.

BERLIN WALL

The history of the Berlin Wall from the post-WWII divided city, to the wall's construction in 1961, through to its destruction in 1989.

1956 POLISH AND HUNGARIAN CRISES

The uprising began in Hungary as a spontaneous nationwide revolt against the People's Republic of Hungary and its Soviet-imposed policies.

GERMAN REUNIFICATION

In 1990, East and West Germany reunited as the enlarged Federal Republic of Germany.

SOVIET INVASION OF AFGHANISTAN

In December 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in response to a revolt against the Soviet-backed government.

YURI GAGARIN & THE FIRST HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT

Soviet documents on the April 12, 1961, flight of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin into space.

Welcome

The Digital Archive contains once-secret documents from governments all across the globe, uncovering new sources and providing fresh insights into the history of international relations and diplomacy. The Digital Archive is overseen by the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program and focuses on the interrelated histories of the Cold War, Korea, and Nuclear Proliferation. [Read more]

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Cold War International History Project

The Cold War International History Project supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War.

Nuclear Proliferation Int'l History Project

A global network of individuals and institutions engaged in the study of international nuclear history.

North Korea International Documentation Project

An informational clearinghouse on North Korea for both the scholarly and policymaking communities that disseminates newly declassified documents on the DPRK.

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