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November 21, 1951

CIPHERED TELEGRAM NO. 26044, GROMYKO TO RAZUVAEV

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    Telegram from Gromyko to Razuvaev instructing him to explain to the Chinese and Koreans the reasoning behind Vyshinsky's demand that the demarcation line be established at the 38th parallel rather than at the present front line.
    "Ciphered Telegram No. 26044, Gromyko to Razuvaev," November 21, 1951, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, APRF, f. 45, op. 1, d. 348, ll. 44-45; AVP RF, f. 059a, op. 5a, d. 5, p. 11, ll. 67-68; and RGASPI, f. 558, op. 11, d. 348, ll. 0044-0045. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/113632
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MID USSR

No. 26044

Tenth Department Received 18:35 21.XI.1951

Sent 20:50 21.XI.1951

CIPHERED TELEGRAM

To NORTH KOREA To RAZUVAEV TOP PRIORITY

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On 20 November the following directive from Comrade Filippov [Stalin] was sent to Roshchin:

“Explain to Mao Zedong and also to Kim Il Sung through Razuvaev, that there is indeed a difference between Vyshinsky's demand about the immediate withdrawal of USA troops across the 38th parallel and the present position of the Chinese-Korean comrades about the delineation of the demarcation line at the present front line. Vyshinsky could not speak otherwise in order to demonstrate the injustice of the USA position of refusing to withdraw their troops beyond the 38th parallel. Vyshinsky's position is advantageous to the Chinese-Korean comrades, since it demonstrates from one side the greediness of the Americans and from the other side the tractability and peaceableness of the Chinese- Korean comrades, who are making serious concessions for the sake of achieving peace.”

In view of the fact that Comrade Roshchin does not have communications with you and therefore cannot fulfill through you the order about transmitting to Kim Il Sung the elucidation given in the directive of Comrade Filippov, MID [Ministry of Foreign Affairs] is sending the directive to you.

Confirm receipt.

Immediately telegraph the fulfillment.

21.XI.51 GROMYKO

21.XI.51

Copies: Stalin, Copy

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