January 10, 1946
The Japanese Population in Korea and the Korean Population in Manchuria
A Soviet report on the situation of Japanese in Korea and on the status of Koreans in Manchuria, or Northeast China, after liberation.
January 11, 1946
Untitled memorandum on the political and morale situation of Soviet troops in North Korea and the economic situation in Korea
A Soviet report on the first several months of the occupation of North Korea.
April 02, 1946
Protocol No. 18 of a Meeting of the Special Committee under the Council of Ministers of the USSR (Excerpt)
Special dossier containing a resolution to send a Soviet geological prospecting party to survey North Korea for beryllium.
May 12, 1947
Cable No. 121973, Meretskov and Shytkov to Cde. Stalin
A request to send Soviet specialists to North Korea. The DPRK especially needs engineers to help them build railways. Shtykov notes that if the Koreans don’t receive aid from the Soviets, they'll turn to the Americans.
December 25, 1948
The Operation of the People’s Economy and the System of Planning
Published by the State Planning Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in 1948, this pamphlet describes the economy of Korea during the colonial period and lays out the policy changes made since liberation.
March 18, 1949
Excerpt from Minutes Nº 68 of the CC Politburo Meeting of 18 March 1949, '14. Concerning Korea'
The Soviet Politburo approves several agreements concerning aid and trade between the Soviet Union and North Korea.
January 19, 1950
Telegram Shtykov to Vyshinsky on a Luncheon at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK
Shtykov reports a meeting with Kim Il Sung, along with Chinese and Korean delegates. Kim Il Sung expresses his view on the prospect of a liberation of the South Korean people that is to follow the Chinese success in liberation. Kim expresses his view that the South Koreans support his cause for reunification which the South Korean government does not seem to purse, and that he desires to ask Stalin for permission on an offensive action on South Korea.
February 10, 1950
Ciphered Telegram, Shtykov to Vyshinsky, re: Meeting with Kim Il Sung
Telegram from Shtykov to Vyshinsky reporting the results of his meeting on the same day with Kim Il Sung.
March 12, 1950
Ciphered telegram, Vyshinsky to Soviet Ambassador in Pyongyang (Shtykov) transmitting a Message to Kim Il Sung
Telegram from A. Vyshinsky to Soviet Ambassador in Pyongyang, Shtykov, to inform Kim Il Sung of reallocation of portion of 1951 credit (17 March 1949 agreement) to 1950.
March 16, 1950
Telegram from Shtykov to Vyshinsky
Shtykov transmits Kim Il Sung’s March 14 letter containing requests for credit in the form of arms and other military equipment.
March 18, 1950
Message, Stalin to Kim Il Sung (via Shtykov)
Stalin informs Kim Il Sung of the decision to approve of North Korean request of arms, equipment and specialist requests, per his March 4 message.
March 21, 1950
Ciphered Telegram, Shtykov to Vyshinsky
Shtykov reports on his meeting with Kim Il Sung where Kim Il Sung requests a meeting with Stalin in Moscow.
Record of a Conversation of Cde. Stalin with Kim Il Sung and Pak Heon-yeong
Kim Il Sung and Stalin discuss the North Korean economy and Soviet-North Korean cooperation.
June 19, 1950
Current Capabilities of the Northern Korean Regime
This report assesses the capabilities of North Korea in reference to; the Soviet position, the current political, economic, and military situations, and the current operations against South Korea.
September 29, 1950
Telegram from Zhou Enlai to Ni Zhiliang
China approves of Kim Il Sung's request to build warehouses and factories in China and Korea and agrees to recruit Korean drivers for him in the northeast.
September 30, 1950
Memorandum from Gromyko to Stalin, 30 September 1950, with draft cable from Gromyko to Shtykov
A message from Gromyko to Stalin relaying the assessment of Shtykov that it would be prudent for the Soviet Union to withdraw some nonessential embassy personnel and specialists from North Korea. Gromyko advises that withdrawals should be considered only in consultation with North Korea and the appropriate Soviet ministeries.
January 07, 1951
Report on the War and Political Situation in Korea
Dodin reports on the Korean War in regards to its economic and political impact in North Korea.
February 03, 1951
Ciphered Telegram No. 100320, Feng Xi [Stalin] to Razuvaev, for Cde. Kim Il Sung
Stalin states that the Soviet Union has insufficient lead to supply China, Korea and itself, Stalin also asks for the exportation of lead ore from Korea to the USSR.
March 13, 1952
Report on the Korean War, the Armistice Negotiations, and the Domestic Situation in Korea
A letter addressed to Feder reports on the Korean War, peace negotiations, and the domestic situation in Korea, calling for larger assistance on Romania's part.
April 14, 1952
VKP(b) CC Politburo decision with approved message from Stalin to Kim Il Sung
Telegram from Stalin to Kim Il Sung asking whether the latter wants wheat flour in response to a shortage of bread in North Korea.