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May 14, 1950

CIPHERED TELEGRAM NO. 8600 FROM VYSHINSKY TO THE SOVIET EMBASSY IN PEKING

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    The cable contains Stalin’s personal response to Mao's 13 May telegram. Using the code-name “Filippov,” Stalin confirms his agreement with the North Korean proposal to “move toward reunification,” contingent on Beijing’s assent.
    "Ciphered Telegram No. 8600 from Vyshinsky to the Soviet Embassy in Peking," May 14, 1950, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, The document, from the Russian Presidential Archives, was given by Russian President Boris Yeltsin to South Korean President Kim Young-Sam during the latter’s visit to Moscow in June 1994, and was made available to CWIHP by the South Korean Embassy in Washington. A copy was subsequently found in RGASPI, f. 558, op. 11, d. 334, ll.0055. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/115976
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MFA USSR

Tenth Department                

Top Secret

Making copies is prohibited

Special no. 550

113

Issuing No. 8600

Received on 4:10 am, 14 May 1950

Sent on 5:30 am, 14 May 1950

CIPHERED TELEGRAM

_______________________________________________________

Destination: PEKING  To Whom: SovAmbassador

____________________________________________

SPECIAL

For Mao Zedong.

“Cde. Mao Zedong!

In a conversation with the Korean comrades Filippov [Stalin] and his friends expressed the opinion, that, in light of the changed international situation, they agree with the proposal of the Koreans to move toward reunification [pristupit k obiednineniiu]. In this regard a qualification was made [pri etom bilo ogovoreno], that the question should be decided finally by the Chinese and Korean comrades together, and in case of disagreement by the Chinese comrades the decision on the question should be postponed until a new discussion. The Korean comrades can tell you the details of the conversation.

Filippov [Stalin].”

Telegraph the fulfillment [ispolneniie telegraf’te].

VYSHINSKY

5 copies

14 May 1950

Copies:

1. Comr. Stalin

2. Comr. Molotov

3. Comr. Vyshinsky

4. Comr. 10th department

5. Comr. Copy

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[…]

Шифрованная телеграмма    Рассекречено

ПЕКИН , CОВПОСОЛ

ОСОБАЯ

Для Мао Цзэдуна

“Тов.Мао Цзэдун !

В беседе с корейскими товарищами Филиппов и его друзья высказали мнение, что в силу изменившейся международной обстановки они согласны с предложением корейцев  приступить к объединению [Кореи].При этом было оговорено , что вопрос должен быть решен  окончательно китайскими и корейскими товарищами совместно, а в случае несогласия китайских товарищей решение вопроса должно быть отложено до нового обсуждения .

Подробности беседы могут рассказать корейские товарищи.

ФИЛИППОВ “

Исполнение телеграфьте.

Вышинский

14.V.50 г.”

Тов.Сталину

Тов.Молотову

Тов.Вышинскому

[….]

Государственный Российский архив социально-политической истории (РГАСПИ).Ф 588, Оп.11, Д.334, Л.55

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