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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • August 05, 1953

    Ciphered Telegram from Suzdalev

    Discussing North Korea's request for Soviet assistance on different restoration project tasks and the leading industrial enterprises of the country.

  • August 07, 1953

    Ciphered Telegram from Suzdalev

    The DPRK would request of the USSR to help in the restoration of almost completely destroyed industrial enterprises (list of them given). Suzdalev notes that it would be good to invite Kim Il Sung and his associates to discuss these issues.

  • June 13, 1955

    Report from Andreyev to the Chargé d'affaires of the USSR in the DPRK

    Andreyev reports on cultural relations between North Korea and the Soviet Union as well as industries in North Korea.

  • June 08, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 8 June 1957

    Kim Il Sung tells Puzanov that the North Korean delegation to Moscow seeks consultation for the first DPRK five-year plan and the development of economic ties between the DPRK and the USSR. He states the expected North Korean production increases in agriculture, industry, consumer goods, capital investment, and export goods. Kim Il Sung also articulates the intended goals of the first five-year plan.

  • May 08, 1958

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. Puzanov for 8-9 May 1958

    Torbenkov reports on the construction of a cement plant, an irrigation system, and an agricultural collective in North Korea. Nam Il outlines plans to improve sanitation and prevent illnesses from spreading.

  • May 14, 1958

    Note from a Ceremony to Unveil the First Blast Furnace Built in the Territory of the DPRK by the Koreans Themselves, without the Assistance of Specialists from Other Countries

    The DPRK constructs a blast furnace without assistance from other countries.

  • March 10, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 10 March 1960

    Kim Il Sung expresses his gratitude for the additional grain supplied by the USSR and discusses plans for the textile and chemical industries in North Korea.