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May 20, 1960

JOURNAL OF SOVIET AMBASSADOR IN THE DPRK A.M. PUZANOV FOR 20 MAY 1960

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    Puzanov describes his discussions with Pang Hak-se on Kim Il Sung's trip to China and with Qiao Xiaoguang on Sino-Soviet relations.
    "Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 20 May 1960," May 20, 1960, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, AVPRF fond 0102, opis 16, delo 6, p.164-183. Translated for NKIDP by Gary Goldberg. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/116160
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USSR EMBASSY IN THE DPRK [faded USSR   TOP SECRET

MFA stamp:                     Copy Nº 3

Nº 92 01166s

31 May 1960 6 June 1960]

[Handwritten notations:

to [[illegible name] and

G. Ye. Samsonov]

JOURNAL

of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. Puzanov for the period

29 April through 30 May 1960

Pyongyang

[…]

20 May 1960

Pang Hak-se confidentially informed [me] that he had just returned from Sinuiju where he had gone with others to see off Kim Il Sung to Peking, who was accompanied by Kim Chang-man, Ri He-sun [sic], and Presidium candidate member Ha Ang-cheon.

In a conversation with me Nam Il said that Kim Il Sung and those accompanying him went to Peking on an unofficial visit to meet with Mao Zedong concerning the same issues about which Kim Il…[Translator's note: the rest of the text is not available].

…to the government and the report of the fulfillment of the assigned scientific program by the spacecraft.

The ambassadors listened closely and with great interest, and expressed gratitude for the information.

In a conversation with Chinese Ambassador Qiao Xiaoguang, I asked, what's new?

The ambassador talked in great detail about the rallies and demonstrations taking place in Peking and other cities as a sign of support to the position of the Soviet government in connection with the US government's wrecking of the summit and is completely silent that Kim Il Sung is in Peking at the present time.

[…]

USSR AMBASSADOR IN THE DPRK

[signature] (A. PUZANOV)

Five copies printed

1st - to Cde. A. A. Gromyko

2nd - to Cde. Yu. V. Andropov

3rd - to Cde. I. I. Tugarinov

4th - to the USSR MFA UVPI [expansion unknown]

5th - to file

Nº 292 31 May 1960