November 27, 1970
Telegram to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from Minister of External Trade N. Patolichev
The Minister writes about the DPRK’s failure to fulfill its trade obligations to the USSR. While the DPRK continues to blames its inability to deliver its goods on infrastructural weaknesses and political tensions on the peninsula, the Ministry finds that these problems should not deter the production and export of certain goods. The DPRK’s debt amounts to more than 60 million rubles, and the trade gap shows no signs of decreasing.
October 18, 1979
Transcript of CPSU CC Politburo Meeting (excerpt), 18 October 1979
[Excerpt] Transcript of CPSU CC Politburo Meeting regarding telegrams from Cuba regarding the attitudes of SWAPO men and Angolans towards the Cubans and fighting. The Politburo members also discussed Sino-Soviet relations, Cuban sugar sales, and Soviet cooperation with Spain.