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December 24, 1955

JOURNAL OF SOVIET AMBASSADOR TO THE DPRK V. I. IVANOV FOR 24 DECEMBER 1955

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    Ambassador Ivanov speaks with Nam Il about Soviet Koreans’ citizenship and agricultural cooperatives.
    "Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 24 December 1955," December 24, 1955, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RGANI Fond 5, Opis 28, Delo 412. Translated by Gary Goldberg. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/120781
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ref 01089[3-4 illegible letters]

[USSR MFA Far

East Department

Stamp: SECRET  Top Secret

Incoming Nº 0404s        Copy Nº ___

7 February 1956]

SOVIET EMBASSY IN THE DPRK

JOURNAL

of Cde. V. I. IVANOV, Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK for the period from 20 December 1955 through 19 January 1956

Pyongyang

[…]

24 December

I visited Nam Il. At the latter's request Cde. Suntsov, an adviser at the Agricultural Scientific Research Institute prepared a production plan of a cooperative which Nam Il sponsors. The production plan for 1956 was drawn up in the cooperative with the participation of officials of the Institute and discussed by the production brigades. After discussion of the plan at Nam Il’s it was recommended for publication in the Korean press with suitable changes as a model plan for transferring experience to other cooperatives.

After this the issue of pursuing work with the Soviet Koreans was examined with Nam Il in accordance with the 29 December 1955 decree of the USSR Supreme Soviet Presidium about transferring to Korean citizenship. Nam Il agreed to the planned measures and said that he would report them to Kim Il Sung. Nam Il also promised to organize a call for Soviet Koreans to come to the Soviet Embassy for conversations.

Embassy Counsellor Petrov and Chief of the Consular Department Seregin were present at the conversation.

[…]

Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK [signature] (V. Ivanov)

Four copies

1 - to Cde. Molotov

2 - to Cde. Fedorenko

3 - to Cde. Kurdyukov

4 - to file

drafted by Ivanov

typed by M/B [SIC]

Nº 94

21 January 1956

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