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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 1955

    Instructions for Talks with the State Delegation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam

    Instructions outlining topics of discussion for an upcoming meeting between Soviet officials and Democratic Republic of Vietnam leader Ho Chi Minh. Main topics of discussion in the first section include the Geneva agreements, relations with France, counteracting US plans in Indo-China, Laos and Cambodia, the United National Front, land reform, and the evacuation of Catholics to South Vietnam. Discussion points on DVR-Soviet Union relations include economic and technical assistance, trade, shipments to the Vietnamese People’s Army, the provision of credit, training DRV specialists in the USSR, advisors and Russian language teachers, military, and the Joint Communiqué.

  • May 27, 1955

    Draft Telegram to Hanoi Soviet Ambassador on Instructions for Meeting with Pham Van Dong

    Telegram to Soviet Ambassador in Hanoi instructing to meet with Pham Van Dong and inform him of Soviet position on agreement between Democratic Republic of Vietnam and France against the United States in South Vietnam.

  • May 27, 1955

    Draft Telegram to the Soviet Ambassador in Beijing

    Draft telegram providing instructions to inform Premier Zhou Enali about a meeting between Soviet Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam Lavrishchev and Pham Van Dong. The meeting addressed French-DRV relations and plans in South Vietnam.

  • May 28, 1955

    V. Molotov Telegram to CC CPSU on Vietnamese-French Relations

    V. Molotov and the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs tell the CC CPSU that a draft is being sent to Ambassador Lavrishchev in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam with instructions on how to respond to the preliminary analysis of the Vietnamese-French relations.

  • March 25, 1961

    Cable from He Wei, 'Comrade Nguyễn Chí Thanh Talked about the Situation in Laos with Me and the Soviet Ambassador'

    He Wei reports on Nguyễn Chí Thanh's remarks that "the war in Laos develops quite well."

  • April 28, 1966

    Transcript of Conversations in Bucharest Between the Romanian Side and Maurice Couve de Murville, Foreign Minister of France

    This document is the transcript of the conversation between Nicolae Ceausescu, Ion Gheorghe Maurer and Corneliu Manescu, and Maurice Couve de Murville, regarding the Romanian and French position on the escalation of the Vietnam War, and the resulting rising tensions between the United States and France.