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April 16, 1952

CIPHERED TELEGRAM NO. 501587 FROM BABKIN TO SHTEMENKO, TRANSMITTING LETTER OF KIM IL SUNG TO COMRADE I.V. STALIN

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    Telegram from Kim Il Sung to Stalin confirming that he would accept Stalin's offer to send 50,000 tons of bread.
    "Ciphered Telegram No. 501587 from Babkin to Shtemenko, transmitting letter of Kim Il Sung to Comrade I.V. Stalin," April 16, 1952, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, APRF,f. 45, op. 1, d. 348, ll. 60-61, and RGASPI, f. 558, op. 11, d. 348, ll. 0060-0061. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/113025
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CIPHERED TELEGRAM No. 501587

From CORRESPONDENT 20 Sent 16.4.52 13:00 Received 16.4. 14:44

Dispatched to the 8th Administration of the General Staff of the Soviet Army 16.4 14:50

Extremely urgent.

To Comrade SHTEMENKO S.M.

I transmit the reply letter of KIM IL SUNG to Comrade I.V. STALIN.

No. 1448

BABKIN

16.4.52

Copies: Stalin (2), Malenkov, File of 8th Administration (2)

Dear Joseph Vissarionovich!

The government of the DPRK is moved by your fatherly concern about the urgent needs of the Korean people.

Your proposal to send us 50,000 tons of bread, which we accept with endless gratitude, is one more expression of the selfless fraternal assistance of the great Soviet people to Korea, which has suffered from American aggression but is prepared to defend to the end its freedom and independence.

A grateful Korean people wishes you, dear leader and teacher, many years of life and health for the happiness of mankind.

KIM IL SUNG

16 April 1952

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