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December 20, 1960

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

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    A.M. Puzanov, Stanislav Kohousek and Georgi Kostov Bogdanov watch a film and exchange opinions on the DPRK.
    "Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 20 December 1960," December 20, 1960, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, AVPRF fond 0102, opis 16, delo 7, p.172-200. Translated for NKIDP by Gary Goldberg. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/119494
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MFA stamp:   Copy Nº 1

TOP SECRET

SOVIET EMBASSY

IN THE DPRK

0198s

21 January 1961

31 December 1960

Nº 193

JOURNAL

of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK Cde. A. M. PUZANOV

from 19 November through 28 December 1960

[…]

20 December 1960

I gave a return dinner for Czechoslovak Ambassador Stanislav Kohousek and Bulgarian Ambassador Georgy Kostov Bogdanov. I showed them the film "Prervannaya Pesnya [Interrupted Song]".

[They] liked the picture. The Czechoslovak Ambassador asked to show this film to officials of their embassy and the specialists in the DPRK.

I said that this would be done, of course.

In the conversation which was held opinions were exchanged on current international affairs and the situation in the DPRK.

[…]

SOVIET AMBASSADOR IN THE DPRK [signature] (A. Puzanov)

Five copies sent

1 - Cde. A. A. Gromyko

2 - Cde. Yu. V. Andropov

3 - Cde. V. I. Tugarinov

4 - UVPI MID SSSR [Translator's note: While the last two abbreviations expand to "USSR MFA" the only known expansion of the first abbreviation is "Directorate for POWs and Internees Affairs"]

5 - to file

Nº 543, re

30 December 1960