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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 1950

    History of the Lebanese Communist Party

    Document describing the history and development of communism in Lebanon, the founding of the Lebanese Communist Party, the magazine “Humanite,” links between the LCP and foreign countries, with a separate section for Armenia. Document also discusses Egyptian communist groups in Lebanon and the relationship between communist groups in different Arab countries.

  • February 28, 1953

    Report No. 1 of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of Poland In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea for the Period of 1 January 1953 to 28 February 1953

    A wide range of topics are addressed, including the basic guidelines of the 5th Plenum of the KWP CC, education, espionage, culture, transportation, agriculture and the economic situation in ROK.

  • 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.

  • September 12, 1954

    Liaison Report from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Second Division Liaison, September 19th 1954, 4262/1954

    The report concerns the various meetings of Romanian charge d'affairs Alexenco between the dates of 30 May and 20 August (not told in chronological order). The topics range from the cultural arts of North Korea such as ballet, the quality of healthcare and hospitals, to the status of construction of the new Romanian embassy.

  • 1955

    Report from the Romanian Embassy to Pyongyang to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Political, Economic, and Social Situation in North Korea and on the Activity of the Embassy, undated [1955]

    The Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang reports on political developments, post-war reconstruction, foreign aid, and culture in North Korea in1955.

  • February 01, 1955

    Liaison Report from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Second Division Liaison, February 1st 1955, 200/55

    A report from the Romanian embassy in Pyongyang concerns various meetings and special events in North Korea, ranging from the showing of films and ballets to discussions of the agricultural industry and the status of foreign visitors to North Korea in 1954.

  • May 26, 1955

    Record of a Conversation with Cde. Kim Gyu-yeop, Director of the Pyongyang Children's Theater

    Andreyev and Kim Gyu-yeop converse about the Pyongyang children's theater and the issues of concern to writers in the Union of Korean Writers.

  • June 20, 1955

    Record of Conversation with Deputy DPRK Minister of Culture and Propaganda Jeong Ryul

    Jeong Ryul expresses his concern regarding the challenges of the Korean artists and culture teams stemming from the food shortages in the DPRK.

  • November 01, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 1 November 1957

    Puzanov informs Kim Il Sung that the USSR MFA agrees to hold talks about concluding various conventions and informs of an art exhibit in Moscow.

  • November 10, 1962

    Memorandum of Conversation between Soviet Ambassador to North Korea Vasily Moskovsky and Kim Il Sung

    The Soviet Ambassador Vasily Moskovsky reports on a cultural event in Pyongyang featuring the Aleksandrov Ensemble of the Soviet Army.

  • January 05, 1968

    Memorandum on Two Informational Reports from the GDR Embassy in the DPRK, Pyongyang

    Ambassador Herrmann explains that the population in Pyongyang is being reduced while other restrictions are being placed upon the North Korean population owing to the tense military situation on the Korean Peninsula.

  • June 15, 1971

    Important Instructions from Premier Zhou for the Comrades Traveling to Pyongyang to Apologize to Korea

    Zhou Enlai speaks with a Chinese delegation traveling to Pyongyang to apologize to North Korea. He emphasizes the importance of self-criticism, the historic camaraderie between China and North Korea, and matters regarding cultural exchange with North Korea.

  • June 26, 1989

    Memorandum of Conversation Foreign Ministers Alois Mock (Austria) and Gyula Horn (Hungary)

    Transcript of official visit between Foreign Minister Horn (Hungary) with Foreign Minister Mock (Austria). In it they discuss Western European integration including Hungary's participation, the Europe Free Trade Agreement, and Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. They continue with the development of Eastern Europe elaborating the developments with the Warsaw Pact, Hungarian/USSR relations, reforming Hungarian policy, and Austria's place in these changing times.