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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • October 08, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 8-11 October 1957

    Puzanov describes a visit to Kangwon and the ongoing reconstruction efforts in that province. Puzanov also comments on Ri Sang-jo's expulsion from the KWP.

  • March 17, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 17 March 1960

    Puzanov writes up the results from his inspection of the Port of Nampo.

  • 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.