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April 14, 1952

VKP(B) CC POLITBURO DECISION WITH APPROVED MESSAGE FROM STALIN TO KIM IL SUNG

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    Telegram from Stalin to Kim Il Sung asking whether the latter wants wheat flour in response to a shortage of bread in North Korea.
    "VKP(b) CC Politburo decision with approved message from Stalin to Kim Il Sung," April 14, 1952, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, APRF, Fond 3, Opis 65, Delo 778, Listy 22-23. See also RGASPI, f. 558, op. 11, d. 348, ll. 0058. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/113638
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ALL-UNION COMMUNIST PARTY (bolsheviks), CENTRAL COMMITTEE No. P87/104

Copies: Malenkov, Mikoyan, Vyshinsky, Shtemenko

14 April 1952

Excerpt from protocol No. 87 of the meeting of the Politburo CC VKP(b) [Central Committee, All-Union Communist Party (bol'shevik)]

Decision of 14 April 1952
104. Question of Korea.

To confirm the attached text of a telegram.

SECRETARY CC
To p.104(op) pr.PB No. 87
BY CIPHER

PYONGYANG

To Soviet Ambassador RAZUVAEV

Hand Over Immediately

For Comrade KIM IL SUNG

It has become known to me that the Korean people are in need of bread. We have in Siberia 50,000 tons of prepared wheat flour. We can send this flour as a gift to the Korean people. Telegraph your agreement. We can send the flour immediately according to your instruction.

With greetings. I. STALIN
14 April 195퀲