Stalin asks Shtykov to relay a message to Kim Il Sung about North Korea's proposed offensive against South Korea and Soviet Union's request for lead from North Korea.
February 3, 1951
Ciphered Telegram No. 100319, Feng Xi [Stalin] to Razuvaev
8th Administration of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the USSR
CIPHERED TELEGRAM No. 100319
To Comrade RAZUVAEV.
You did not understand my telegram of January 30 about the Korean divisions. This telegram is not a directive, but my proposal for discussion together with Korean comrades. I asked you to communicate to me the opinion of the Korean comrades and your own opinion. You answer me that my order will be fulfilled by you. You did not understand my telegram. Once again I ask you to familiarize KIM IL SUNG and his friends with my telegram and after my proposal is discussed, communicate to me the opinion of the Koreans.
FENG XI [FYN SI; Stalin]
3 February 1951.
Stalin clarifies that his previous telegram of 30 January was not an order, but a proposal to discuss options with Korea.
January 30, 1950
Telegram from Stalin to Shtykov
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