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  • August, 1954

    DPRK Ministry of Agriculture, 'Model Charter of an Agricultural Cooperative, 3rd Form'

    Third form of a charter for improving existing agricultural cooperatives. The document outlines in detail the goals, means, and methods of operating these organizations and guidelines for distribution.

  • August, 1954

    DPRK Ministry of Agriculture, 'Model Charter of an Agricultural Cooperative, 2nd Form'

    Second form of a charter for improving existing agricultural cooperatives. The document outlines in detail the goals, means, and methods of operating these organizations and guidelines for distribution.

  • June 21, 1955

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

    Byakov and Jeong Ryul discuss the KWP CC Presidium meeting in which Kim Il Sung reported on his recent trip to Moscow.

  • June 21, 1955

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

    Jeong Ryul provideds a brief on the concluding meeting of the KWP CC Presidium, in which steps to further develop agriculture were discussed.

  • June 21, 1955

    Record of Conversation with Chairman of the Jagang Provincial People's Committee Illarion Dmitriyevich Pak

    Illarion Dmitriyevich Pak informs Petrov of the expanded KWP CC Presidium meeting, specifically dealing with steps to improve the management of agriculture and issues of Party and state leadership.

  • 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.

  • December 24, 1955

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 24 December 1955

    Ambassador Ivanov speaks with Nam Il about Soviet Koreans’ citizenship and agricultural cooperatives.

  • April, 1956

    Memo from K. Koval to the CPSU CC, 'Concerning the main issues of the economic situation of the DPRK'

    Report that highlights the success of North Korea’s Three-Year Plan after an economically devastating war.

  • April 14, 1956

    Report from the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs to A. A. Okhotin, 'Some Issues of the Domestic Political Situation in the DPRK'

    A Soviet report that describes successful economic management in the postwar period in North Korea. The report also explains that the KWP CC still needs to work on improving some areas, particularly those concerning production cooperatives and the rural peasantry.

  • April 17, 1956

    Memo from K. Koval to the CPSU CC, on preparations for the DPRK’s Five-Year Plan for 1957-1961

    Report that lists recommendations for improvements in industry, agriculture, construction, transportation, and trade in North Korea. It advises against pursuing a closed economic system and points out that the DPRK should learn to utilize its rich natural resources and skilled labor force.

  • 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 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.

  • May 31, 1958

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. Puzanov for 31 May 1958

    Puzanov recounts a visit to the Seohyeon agricultural cooperative in North Pyeong-an Province and Nam Il's comments on Soviet-North Korean relations.

  • July 05, 1958

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. Puzanov for 5 July 1958

    Puzanov visits an agricultural cooperative in South Pyeong-an Province and summarizes his discussions with Kim Il, Pak Geum-cheol, and Kim Chang-man about agriculture in the DPRK .

  • February 18, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 18 February 1960

    Heo Hak-song discusses agricultural conditions in Haeju province with Ambassador Puzanov.

  • March 24, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 24 March 1960

    Puzanov shares his impression of a tractor plant in the DPRK and his discussions with Kim Il Sung, who explained that agricultural and grain production were the main tasks of the Korean Workers' Party.

  • April 05, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 5 April 1960

    Kim Chang-man discusses agricultural developments in the DPRK with the Soviet Ambassador.

  • September 30, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 30 September 1960

    A.M. Puzanov provides Pak Geum Cheol information on 1) upcoming conference of representatives of Communist and worker's Parties 2) State Committee decision to transfer technical documentations in response to Kim Il Sung's request 3) impression on newly-introduced bonus payment system in agricultural cooperatives.

  • October 12, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 12-14 October 1960

    Ambassador Puzanov describes a visit to Gaesong (Kaesong).

  • November 03, 1960

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

    Kim Il Sung informs A.M. Puzanov on the progress of agricultural production and the prospects for further agricultural plans in the following year.