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  • 1949

    The Korean Government Delegation's Visit to Moscow (Korean Version)

    A report on a trip to Moscow made by a Korean government delegation, including information on what the delegation has seen and the conclusion of treaties with the Soviet Union on the economy, culture and technical assistance.

  • December 31, 1953

    Political Report No. 8 of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of Poland in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea for the Period of 1 December to 31 December 1953

    The Polish Embassy provides information on the KWP Central Committee, the Supreme People's Assembly, agreements to receive assistance from communist countries, and the situation of industries, education, and health in North Korea.

  • 1954

    The Political, Economic and Social-Cultural Situation of the Democratic Popular Republic Of Korea, 1954

    A report on the DPRK's economic and socio-cultural situation, including political parties and mass organizations in North Korea.

  • October 09, 1954

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bucharest, October 9, 1954, 111.695

    A report on the 8th session of North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly.

  • November 02, 1954

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bucharest, November 2, 1954, 111.845

    The Supreme People's Assembly suggests that a joint meeting of both North Korea and South Korea be organized in Seoul or Pyongyang in 1955.

  • December 20, 1955

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 20 December 1955

    Nam Il and Ivanov discuss the agricultural tax and the issue of Soviet Koreans in the Party. In another meeting, Pak Jeong-ae assures Ivanov that the KWP CC is going to widely disseminate translations of speeches made by Bulganin and Khrushchev.

  • December 26, 1955

    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (A Brief Memorandum)

    A memorandum reviewing both Koreas' economic conditions and respective political makeups after the Korean War, and reconstruction efforts and agricultural shortages in North Korea.

  • January 13, 1956

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 13 January 1956

    Ivanov delivers to Kim Il Sung a status report on the Soviet Embassy’s work to grant Korean citizenship to Soviet Koreans. Kim hopes that allowing Soviet Koreans to travel to and from the USSR can be used as a means to strengthen the two countries’ ties.

  • May 27, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 27 May 1957

    Nam Il informs Puzanov about plans for holding elections to the Supreme National Assembly. He then passes a list of DPRK officials to be sent to the Soviet Union for treatment and discusses the possible visit of a delegation of Soviet journalists to the DPRK.

  • May 29, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 29 May 1957

    Kim Il Sung requests technical assistance from the Soviet Unions for currency reforms in DPRK. He and Puzanov then discuss plans for elections in North Korea, DPRK agricultural and fishing conditions, progress in construction, and the exchange of delegations between the two countries. Later, Puzanov meets with the PRC Ambassador to the DPRK, Qiao Xiaoguang. They discuss the potential American bid to legalize weapons deliveries to South Korea as well as USSR and PRC consultation for the DPRK five-year plan.

  • August 19, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 19 August 1957

    Kim Il Sung and Puzanov discuss the possibility of Korean citizens in Japan studying in DPRK higher education institutions, matters of the DPRK's draft five-year plan and terms of trade between the Soviet Union and North Korea, factionalist activities against the KWP leadership and DPRK government, and South Korean insurgency against North Korea leading up to DPRK elections.

  • February 17, 1958

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 17 February 1958

    Puzanov takes part in the Supreme People's Assembly.

  • May 20, 1958

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. Puzanov for 20 May 1958

    Puzanov visits Nam Il and is informed on the DPRK delegation for familiarization with the use of atomic energy.

  • June 09, 1958

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. Puzanov for 9 June 1958

    Puzanov reports on his attendance at a session of the Supreme People's Assembly.

  • June 11, 1958

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. Puzanov for 11 June 1958

    Puzanov reports on North Korea's Five-Year Plan, Nam Il's request for medicine to treat animals, the tenth anniversary of the DPRK's founding, and North Korea's participation in a congress of the Czechoslovak Communist Party.

  • November 19, 1959

    Report, Embassy of the Hungarian People’s Republic in the DPRK to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary

    Report from Ambassador Károly Práth to Budapest on a conversation he held with Deputy Foreign Minister Yu Changsik. Topics discussed included the sixth session of the DPRK’s Second Supreme People’s Assembly, the mechanization of agriculture in the DPRK, the need to increase quality in North Korean industry and the revisionism and consequent failures of Yugoslavia.

  • February 08, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 8 February 1960

    Puzanov invites Kim Il Sung and all Presidium members to attend the 10th anniversary of the PRC-USSR Treaty. Kim Chang-man reports hat the DPRK state budget for 1960 and public health will be considered at the upcoming Supreme People's Assembly meeting.

  • February 25, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 25 February 1960

    The 7th session of the SPA approves budget and health issues.

  • February 28, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 28 February 1960

    Kim Il Sung criticizes the ministers for not raising main issues in their speeches and directs attention to production costs.

  • September 06, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 6 September 1960

    Ri Jeong-sik and Puzanov discuss Khrushchev's visit to the DPRK. Puzanov participates in a North Korean Foreign Ministry excursion.