November 12, 1945
V. Molotov, L. Beria, G. Malenkov, and A. Mikoyan to Cde. Stalin
TASS and the NKID (People's Commisseriat of Foreign Affairs) debate the identity of a French news agency refered to in a Reuters telegram in order to make a decision on the possible expulsion of a France Presse correspondent.
September 30, 1950
Memorandum from Gromyko to Stalin, 30 September 1950, with draft cable from Gromyko to Shtykov
A message from Gromyko to Stalin relaying the assessment of Shtykov that it would be prudent for the Soviet Union to withdraw some nonessential embassy personnel and specialists from North Korea. Gromyko advises that withdrawals should be considered only in consultation with North Korea and the appropriate Soviet ministeries.
June 24, 1957
Minutes of the Meeting of the CPSU CC Plenum on the State of Soviet Foreign Policy
The Soviet leadership discusses the state of Soviet foreign policy after the Hungarian crisis and Khrushchev’s visit to the US. Molotov criticizes Khrushchev for recklessness in foreign policy direction. Soviet inroads in the Middle East and the Third World are analyzed. The effects of the crises in Eastern Europe are placed in the context of the struggle against US imperialism.
December 18, 1970
Statement from the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the DPRK Embassy in Moscow
A statement to the DPRK Embassy about a series of incidents that have soured relations between Korean authorities and Soviet embassy staff. Over the course of four months, DPRK authorities have detained Soviet diplomats traveling on official business and denied Soviet merchant vessels access to Korean ports for unclear reasons. The Ministry points out that the DPRK in these incidents violated the two countries’ agreement on visa-free travel for official matters, and asks that DPRK takes measures to ensure that similar events will not occur in the future.