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June 18, 1960

JOURNAL OF SOVIET AMBASSADOR IN THE DPRK A.M. PUZANOV FOR 18 JUNE 1960

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    Kim Il Sung repeatedly expresses his satisfaction and gratitude for the conversation with N.S. Khrushchev. He then goes on criticizing Mao Zedong and Chinese party leaders.
    "Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 18 June 1960," June 18, 1960, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, AVPRF fond 0102, opis 16, delo 7, p.1-15. Translated by Gary Goldberg. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/119421
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USSR EMBASSY [USSR MFA Far   [USSR MFA General

IN THE DPRK East Department stamp: Secretariat stamp:

Nº 134 SECRET Incoming Nº 01711s SECRET Incoming Nº

9 August 1960 12-18 August 1960] 09152gs

12 August 1960]

TOP SECRET

Copy Nº 1

[Stamp: Foreign Policy Archive

Fond [[too faded to read]

Opis' 16, Yed. Khr. 85?7]

JOURNAL

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

13 through 28 June 1960

Pyongyang

[…]

18 June 1960

I was at a dinner with Cde. I. I. Pozdnyak at the guest house before leaving for the airfield. Kim Il Sung's mood was very good and several times he expressed satisfaction at the meeting and conversation with Cde. N. S. Khrushchev. During the dinner Cde. F. R. Kozlov came to the guest house, who said that Cde. N. S. Khrushchev was satisfied with the conversation with Kim Il Sung.

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During the return from Moscow to Pyongyang Kim Il Sung repeatedly expressed his great satisfaction and gratitude for the conversation in the Kremlin, especially with Cde. N. S. Khrushchev.

Kim Il Sung spoke with great indignation about the dishonest attitude toward him by the Chinese unbefitting Party members [nepartiynoe], especially by Mao Zedong, and their underhanded activity against him saying, "how could they even think that I could go the way of Imre Nagy[?]". Kim Il Sung was indignant at the incorrect position and attacks on the CPSU CC by the Chinese leaders.

Embassy Counsellor V. I. Pelishenko returned from leave on the same aircraft.

[...]

USSR AMBASSADOR IN THE DPRK

[signature] (A. PUZANOV)

Five copies printed - vp

1 - to Cde. A. A. Gromyko

2 - to Cde. Yu. V. Andropov

3 - to Cde. I. I. Tugarinov

4 - to the USSR MFA UVPI

5 - to file

Nº 397 8 August 1960