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  • August 13, 1951

    Telegram from Mao Zedong to Stalin conveying 12 August 1951 telegram from Li Kenong to Mao re: Armistice Talks.

    Telegram from Mao to Stalin relaying the assessment of Li Kenong of the state of the ongoing armistice talks. He states that the US is unwilling the accept the 38th parallel as the demaracation line and that given the state of North Korean forces, they should consider make concessions to American demands in this regard in the interests of ceasing hostilities.

  • August 28, 1951

    CC Politburo decision with approved message from Stalin to Mao Zedong

    Stalin agrees with Mao on the steps taken in response to the attacks, Stalin does not agree in inviting neutral countries to negotiations.

  • September 08, 1951

    Ciphered telegram, Mao Zedong to Filippov (Stalin)

    Mao asks for more Soviet advisers for Chinese troops in Korea.

  • September 12, 1951

    Telegram from Filippov [Stalin] to Mao Zedong via Krasovsky

    Telegram from Stalin to Mao agreeing to send the military advisors requested by Mao, and that five advisors should be satisfactory.

  • October 07, 1951

    Telegram from Filippov [Stalin] to Mao Zedong via Krasovsky

    Telegram from Stalin to Mao discussing the five advisors being sent to Beijing, and the military equipment being sent by the end of 1951 for the remaining six divisions -- the delivery of which is being delayed six months.

  • October 18, 1951

    Cable, Mao Zedong to Joseph Stalin

    Mao writes to Stalin regarding an upcoming conference to discuss strategy for an armistice ending the Korean War.

  • October 24, 1951

    Cable, Mao Zedong to Joseph Stalin

    Mao reports to Stalin regarding an enemy aircraft attempting to sever Chinese-Soviet communication lines in Korea. Mao requests the Soviet air force assistance.

  • November 01, 1951

    Cable, Mao Zedong to Joseph Stalin

    Mao writes to Stalin discussing strategies for a proposal cease hostilities at the front line, and establish a line of demarcation between the two sides.

  • November 14, 1951

    Ciphered telegram, Mao Zedong to Filippov (Stalin)

    Mao writes to Stalin of the ongoing armistice negotiations concerning Korea, specifically the proposed demarcation line (38th parallel). Mao also writes about monitoring, the exchange of prisoners of war, and economic considerations within China.

  • November 21, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram No. 26044, Gromyko to Razuvaev

    Telegram from Gromyko to Razuvaev instructing him to explain to the Chinese and Koreans the reasoning behind Vyshinsky's demand that the demarcation line be established at the 38th parallel rather than at the present front line.

  • January 18, 1952

    Memorandum of Conversation, Soviet Ambassador to China N.V. Roshchin with Chinese Minister of Public Security Luo Ruiqing, 24 December 1951

    In the course of the discussion the matter of the proposed purge by the Chinese government of foreigners in Manchuria was raised. Luo Ruiqing said that the Chinese government intends to purge a series of regions of the country of unreliable elements: Manchuria, Qingdao, and Beijing. In the course of two years from these regions all foreigners of imperialist states will be deported. It’s more difficult to address the matter of local Soviet citizens. Among these local Soviet citizens there are dispersed columns of openly and secretly hostile elements, who have conducted in the past or carry on now espionage activities against the USSR and the Chinese People’s Republic.

  • January 31, 1952

    Telegram from Mao Zedong to Stalin

    Mao asks Stalin advice and instructions concerning issues raised during negotiations, particularly the establishment of a monitoring organ comprised of officials from neutral countries.

  • February 03, 1952

    Ciphered telegram, Filippov (Stalin) to Mao Zedong

    Telegram to Mao from Stalin approving of Mao's progress at the armistice talks and reminding him to have Polish and Czech included in the commission of observers.

  • February 08, 1952

    Ciphered Telegram No. 16293 from Mao Zedong to Stalin, conveying 22 January 1952 telegram from Peng Dehuai to Mao and 4 February 1952 reply from Mao to Peng Dehuai

    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.

  • February 23, 1952

    Cable, Filippov (Stalin) to Mao Zedong

    Stalin promises support with investigating Amercan bacteriological warfare in North Korea

  • March 07, 1952

    Cable, Zhou Enlai to Filippov [Stalin]

    Zhou Enlai's request to Stalin to increase its assistance by dispatching anti-epidemiological specialists.

  • March 10, 1952

    Cable, Zhou Enlai to Filippov [Stalin]

    Zhou Enlai's request to Stalin to supply more anti-epidemiological aid to China.

  • March 11, 1952

    Cable from Mao Zedong to Stalin, 'Request that the Soviet Union Dispatch an Air Division to Assist in Intercepting the Spreading of Bacteria by Enemy Planes'

    Mao's request to the USSR to dispatch an air division to Northeast China.

  • March 14, 1952

    Cable, Filippov [Stalin] to Zhou Enlai

    Stalin replies to China's request for specialists, medication, and vaccinations.

  • June 24, 1952

    Cable, Mao Zedong to Filippov (Stalin)

    Mao Zedong writes to Stalin about inviting Soviet specialists to continue investigating the bacteriological warfare allegedly carried out by the United States.