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  • December 07, 1955

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 7 December 1955

    Ivanov speaks with Kim Il Sung about the proceedings of the most recent KWP CC plenum. The plenum touched upon plans to improve North Korea’s agriculture sector. Ivanov describes in length Kim’s accusation of Chinese and Soviet Korean party members of undermining the party leadership. Ivanov advises against categorizing party members as Soviet, Chinese, or local.

  • April 09, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 9 April 1957

    During his conversation with Puzanov, Kim Il Sung discusses the five-year plan to develop the DPRK's economy, the KWP's efforts to improve the standard of living for the North Korean people, factionalism and the eventual consolidation of KWP members under the official party line, Stalin's cult of personality, and problems in the North Korean judiciary.

  • April 11, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 11 April 1957

    Puzanov, Kim Il, and Hong Myeong-hui discuss the DPRK's fertilizer needs, the possible aid of Uzbekistan grapevines to North Korea, and the DPRK's prioritization of heavy industry in its development model.

  • April 15, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 15 April 1957

    Puzanov and Kim Il Sung reaffirm the need for solidarity between the Soviet Union and North Korea. Then Kim Il Sung shares about the unanimity achieved in KWP ranks and the agenda to discuss rice and fish products at the upcoming KWP CC plenum on 18 April.

  • May 06, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 6 May 1957

    Kim Il Sung informs Puzanov of the DPRK's efforts to avert South Korean subversive activity against North Korea, discussions on the construction of a new irrigation system in Chonsan, and North Korea's possibility of providing food aid to South Korea.

  • 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.

  • February 03, 1960

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

    Soviet Ambassador Puzanov discusses rice and grain with Nam Il and inspects a new play written by Han Seol-ya with other Embassy officials.

  • July 22, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 22 July 1960

    A.M. Puzanov and Pak Geum-cheol discuss the Soviet-Korean Friendship Society, and Kim Il briefly introduces the current agricultural situation in North Korea.

  • November 19, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 19 November through 28 December 1960

    A.M. Puzanov and Kim Chang-man discuss on the possible arrival of a Soviet Army ensemble to the DPRK next year. Puzanov and Kim Il exchange opinions on the development of agriculture in North Korea.

  • February 26, 1964

    Memorandum of a Conversation with the Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK c. V.P. Moskowskyi.

    Moskowskyi reviews the conversation between the Korean Ambassador Ri Song-un and Khrushchev.