February 08, 1952
Ciphered Telegram No. 16293 from Beijing, Mao Zedong to Filippov [Stalin]
Mao conveys two telegrams to Stalin: one from Peng Dehuai to Mao (22 January 1952) and the other is Mao’s response (4 February 1952). The telegrams discuss North Korea’s need for aid from China.
April 16, 1952
Ciphered Telegram No. 501587, Babkin to Shtemenko, transmitting letter of Kim Il Sung to Comrade I.V. Stalin
Telegram from Kim Il Sung to Stalin confirming that he would accept Stalin's offer to send 50,000 tons of bread.
July 16, 1953
Report of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of Poland in Korea
The Polish Embassy provides details the political and economic situation in the DPRK and China's economic assistance to North Korea.
May 17, 1955
Report from B. Ponomarev and I. Shcherbakov to the CPSU Central Committee
Ponomarev and Shcherbakov report on North Korea's current food and economic situations.
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.
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.
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.
September 14, 1959
Food Situation in Pyongyang
The GDR Embassy to the DPRK reports on the bad food situation in the DPRK basedon conversations with Czechoslovak, Polish, Hungarian and Soviet diplomats.
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.
February 10, 1960
Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 10 February 1960
Kim Il reports on food and oil supplies from the Soviet Union, the introduction of nuclear weapons to South Korea, and suggest concluding a treaty of alliance, friendship and mutual aid between the USSR and the DPRK.
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.
March 11, 1960
Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 11 March 1960
Puzanov asks questions to Kim Byeong-su about a DPRK tractor plant and informs him tractors are made in the Soviet Union.
April 06, 1960
Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 6 April 1960
Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK Puzanov visits a meatpacking plant and is informed about its production and requests to the Soviet Union.
June 12, 1960
The Economic and Political Situation of the DPRK
The memorandum elaborates on the rapid economic growth and development in domestic policies in the DPRK after the Korean War.
January 03, 1968
Information Report Sent by Károly Fendler to Deputy Foreign Minister Erdélyi, 'Vietnamese and Romanian Views about the Korean-Chinese Trade Relations and the Situation of the DPRK'
A report on a military and economic assistance agreement between North Korea and the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, trade between North Korea and China, and the poor economic situation of North Korea.
March 04, 1984
Stanisław Kramarz, 'Record of a Conversation of the Embassy Councillor-Minister Com. A. Juniewicz with Deputy Director of the Far East Department of the MOFA of the USSR, Com. Fadeev'
Polish and Soviet officials discuss the latest developments in North Korea. They state that the internal situation in DPRK is stable. In addition, in order to solve economic hardships, the DPRK seeks enhanced cooperation with the Soviet Union.