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August 7, 1953

Ciphered Telegram from Suzdalev

The DPRK would request of the USSR to help in the restoration of almost completely destroyed industrial enterprises (list of them given). Suzdalev notes that it would be good to invite Kim Il Sung and his associates to discuss these issues.

December 23, 1985

On the Current Situation in the DPRK

North Korea is said to have started acknowledging the World War II and Korean War-era assistance of the USSR and China once again. Some Western literature is now available in the DPRK. And a flurry of construction projects have begun outside of Pyongyang.

July 20, 1950

Incoming Cable No. 5773, T. Shtykov to Cde. A.A. Gromyko

A long report on the economic situation in Korea during the first several weeks of the war.

August 28, 1954

Report from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Second Division Liaison, August 28th 1954, 533/5

In a report to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tatu speaks about his conversations with Kim Il Sung. Topics range from currency in North Korea and the industrial development to the condition of hospitals and the care of Korean orphans. Also discussed are the ambassador's return visits to Bucharest, where the question of moving the Soviet embassy to Pyongyang is mentioned.

August 10, 1957

Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 10 August 1957

Kim Il Sung and Puzanov discuss the use of corn for livestock feed, the need to mechanize DPRK agriculture, the city of Nampo and its industrial capabilities, and the startup of zinc production through Soviet aid in the non-ferrous metals industry.