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  • June 30, 1951

    Report from the Embassy of the Polish Republic in Korea

    Deperasinski reports on the war's impact on the North Korean military and on the civilians.

  • September 01, 1951

    Report from the Embassy of the Polish Republic in Korea for the Period of July through August 1951

    Deperasinski reports on intensified bombings in Pyongyang, agriculture, women, education, as well as the activities of the Polish Embassy in Korea.

  • January 27, 1953

    Note form the Embassy of the Polish Republic in Korea

    The Embassy of the Polish Republic in North Korea reports on production in the DPRK, US intention in Korea, and the agenda of the KWP CC plenum.

  • 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.

  • July 31, 1953

    Report No. 4. of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of Poland in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea for the Period of 26 June 1953 top 31 July 1953

    The Polish Embassy reports on the domestic situation in North Korea, including industry, agriculture, the economy, and education.

  • September 30, 1953

    Report No. 5 of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of Poland in the Democratic Republic of Korea for the Period of 1 August 1953 to 30 September 1953

    The Embassy of the Polish Republic reports on 6th Plenum of the Korean Workers' Party Central Committee and the focus on economic reconstruction and industrialization.

  • 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.

  • May 13, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 13 May 1957

    During their discussions on the development of North Korea, the Soviet delegation and DPRK delegation exchange opinions on capital investment and consumer goods production. Puzanov then draws on his trip to Hamgyong and summarizes his conclusions on the DPRK's repairs to enterprises damaged by war, increased industrial and agricultural production, and shortcoming in meeting the needs of the population and economic efficiency.

  • May 20, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 20 May 1957

    Nam Il and Puzanov discuss plans for the construction of a permanent railroad bridge in North Korea, the progress of the draft five-year plan for the DPRK economy, the impending arrival of a Soviet parliamentary delegation to the DPRK, and the construction of the Soviet Embassy in North Korea.

  • August 22, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 22 August 1957

    Puzanov and Pak Ui-wan discuss the construction of the Soviet Embassy in North Korea, the KWP CC leadership's suspicions against factionalists, and Pak Ui-wan's efforts to clear himself of suspicion. Later, Puzanov meets with Nam Il and discusses railroad construction, the second session of the World Meteorological Organization, settling citizenship issues, and the sale of goods for agricultural products from collective farms in the Soviet Union.

  • October 08, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 8-11 October 1957

    Puzanov describes a visit to Kangwon and the ongoing reconstruction efforts in that province. Puzanov also comments on Ri Sang-jo's expulsion from the KWP.

  • April 02, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 2 April 1960

    Soviet Ambassador A.M. Puzanov reports on a visit in Pyongyang Steam Locomotive Car Repair Plant.

  • April 03, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 3 April 1960

    Nam Il mentions delays in receiving and unloading rail cars with Soviet goods in a conversation with Puzanov.

  • May 18, 1967

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, No. 76.168, TOP SECRET, May 18, 1967

    A description of North Korea's economic situation, especially its difficulties regarding the transportation sector and its focus on increasing defense capacity.

  • December 18, 1970

    Statement from the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the DPRK Embassy in Moscow

    A statement to the DPRK Embassy about a series of incidents that have soured relations between Korean authorities and Soviet embassy staff. Over the course of four months, DPRK authorities have detained Soviet diplomats traveling on official business and denied Soviet merchant vessels access to Korean ports for unclear reasons. The Ministry points out that the DPRK in these incidents violated the two countries’ agreement on visa-free travel for official matters, and asks that DPRK takes measures to ensure that similar events will not occur in the future.

  • July 14, 1978

    TELEGRAM 066.787 from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Unable to overcome its lack of transportation means and financial resources, the DPRK decides not to participate in the World Youth Festival.