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November 05, 1949

CABLE TELEGRAM NO. 20475 FROM GROMYKO TO KOVALEV

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    Gromyko demands Kovalev to pass the reply of Stalin to Mao Zedong in response to his telegram regarding the Workers' Party of South Korea.
    "Cable Telegram no. 20475 from Gromyko to Kovalev," November 05, 1949, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RGASPI, f. 558, op. 11, d. 333, ll. 0041. Contributed by Sergey Radchenko and translated by Gary Goldberg. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/209722
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USSR MFA

10th department

TOP SECRET
Spets Nº 198

Outgoing Nº 20475

Received at 0250 5 November 1949

Sent at 0355 5 November 1949

Cable

to PEKING

to KOVALEV

Copy Nº [blank]

PRIORITY

SPECIAL

[Translator’s note: one version of

this document has “via GRU cipher” here]

Pass the following reply of Filippov [Stalin] to Mao Zedong in response to his telegram of 21 October:

“To Cde. Mao Zedong.

In connection with your telegram of 21 October on the question of Korea we consider it necessary to inform you that we hold to the same opinion on the question you touched upon and at one time [we] gave our advice to the Korean friends in the same spirit.

FILIPPOV”

Telegraph when this is done.

GROMYKO

Five copies printed. yan

5 November 1949 Authenticated: [illegible signature]

Copies

1. to Cde. Stalin

2. to Cde. Molotov

3. to Cde. Malenkov

4. to the 10th Department

5. copy

[handwritten: 12156/sh]