Excerpts from Recollections by the Former Soviet Ambassador in North Korea Aleksandr Kapto
Aleksandr Kapto reflects on the Soviet Union's normalization of relations with South Korea, and the consequential fallout in relations between North Korea and the USSR. According to Kapto, North Korea threatened to develop nuclear weapons and withdraw from the NPT as a result of Soviet-South Korean rapprochement.
Ri Sang-jo Biography
Ri Sang-jo (Yi Sang Jo) was a central figure in promoting changes to the North Korean post-war development strategy. After meeting with Soviet officials in Moscow to encourage Soviet intervention in North Korean policies in 1956, Ri was removed from his post.
Wu Zhili, 'The Bacteriological War of 1952 is a False Alarm'
Wu Zhili's claims that bacteriological warfare allegedly conducted by the United States in Korea in 1952 was a "false alarm."
November 07, 1998
Pak Yeong-bin Biography
Pak Yeong-bin worked closely with Soviet authorities during the Red Army's occupation of North Korea.
November 12, 1999
Pak Chang-ok Biography
Soviet-Korean Pak Chang-ok encountered Kim Il Sung in an intense standoff in August 1956.
Tibor Méray, 'Germ Warfare: Memories and Reflections'
Tibor Meray reminisces about the biological warfare allegations during the Korean War.