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June 26, 1951

LETTER FROM KIM IL SUNG TO STALIN

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    Letter from Kim Il Sung to Stalin informing him of lead shipments from the DPRK to the Soviet Union and China.
    "Letter from Kim Il Sung to Stalin," June 26, 1951, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, APRF, Fond 45, Opis 1, Delo 348, Listy 34-36 https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/112114
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Moscow, Kremlin
TO COMRADE STALIN, I.V.

I am happy to inform you that despite the complicated military situation, our Korean organizations were able to secure the fulfillment of the plan for sending to the Soviet Union lead, lead ore and lead concentrate.

As of 24 June of this year, in connection with the plan for delivery of 7,000 tons, 8,379 tons were delivered, of which 7,239 tons were transferred to Chinese territory.

By the same date we delivered 10,714 tons of lead concentrate and 10,714 tons of enriched lead ore, of which 9,749 tons were transferred to Chinese territory.

The government of the Korean People's Democratic Republic will also in the future devote maximum attention to the matter of securing and increasing the delivery to the Soviet Union of materials of lead content.

KIM IL SUNG

26 June 1951.
Pyongyang.

[This copy was received July 30, 1951 by diplomatic post from Pyongyang and sent to A.N. Poskrebyshev by A. Gromyko. Gromyko notes that the text of the letter was transmitted by Soviet ambassador Razuvaev by telegraph, using the telegraph line of the Ministry of War USSR.]