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  • September 05, 1956

    From the Journal of N.T. Fedorenko, 'Reception of the DPRK Ambassador to the USSR Ri Sang-jo'

    Addressed to Anastas Mikoyan, this diary entry records a conversation between Fedorenko and Ri Sang-jo concerning the August Plenum incident.

  • September 05, 1956

    Report by N.T. Fedorenko on a Conversation with Ri Sang-jo, Ambassador of the DPRK to the USSR

    The Ambassador of the DPRK to the Soviet Union reports on the mishandling of critics during the August and September Plenums, and testifies "to the existence of the most negative consequences of the cult of personality in the DPRK."

  • September 05, 1956

    Letter from Seo Hwi, Yun Gong-heum, Li Pil-gyu, and Kim Gwan to the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee

    Seo Hwi, Yun Gong-heum, Li Pil-gyu, and Kim Gwan provide a detailed report on the events of the August Incident and the days leading up to the plenum. The four justify their actions and request the support of the Chinese Communist Party.

  • September 06, 1956

    Protocol No. 39, Resolution of the Presidium of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, On the Situation in the Korean Workers' Party

    A Communist Party of the Soviet Union Central Committee Presidium Protocol on coordinating with China to respond to developments in the Korean Worker's Party.

  • September 06, 1956

    CDS Report No. 17 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on his participation in the National Day of the Tree inspection tour and discusses Vietnamese relations with India, China, and Japan.

  • September 06, 1956

    Memorandum of Conversation with Pak Ui-wan

    Pak Ui-wan explains to V.I. Ivanov the personality cult in the Korean Worker's Party and the somewhat unstable condition of the Worker's Party due to the debate surrounding the cult of personality.

  • September 07, 1956

    Letter No. 15 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Syngman Rhee praises the Vietnamese dispatch of a naval force to the Spratly Islands, saying it is an example of "openly standing up against Red China."

  • September 08, 1956

    Resolution of the August Plenum of the Korean Workers' Party Central Committee on the Improvement of Public Healthcare

    The resolution describes plans to expand public sanitary facilities and improve the health of the citizenry.

  • September 10, 1956

    Memorandum of a Conversation with DPRK Ambassador to the USSR Ri Sang-jo

    Ri Sang-jo expresses to Shcherbakov his concerns about the problems within the Korean Workers' Party and indicates that external help is needed.

  • September 10, 1956

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Report from Ambassador Károly Práth to Budapest on the unusual circumstances in the run-up to and during his first meeting with Kim Il Sung.

  • September 11, 1956

    Caucus Opening Remarks Made by Mr. Chin Hang Gong, Head of the Korean Delegation to the Saigon APACL Preliminary Meeting

    Chin Hang Gong announces that "the time of crisis is upon us" during his address to an APACL meeting in Saigon.

  • September 11, 1956

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, 'The Circumstances of Pakistan’s Recent Diplomatic Activities'

    Chinese report on Pakistani diplomatic activities regarding the Soviet Union and other Muslim countries

  • September 13, 1956

    CDS Report No. 18 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on the APACL meeting in Saigon,Vietnamese government strategy for Chinese minorities, and Vietnamese-Japanese reparation negotiations.

  • September 13, 1956

    Letter No. 17 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee reiterates the importance of the APACL movement and praises Vietnam for their reparations negotiations with Japan.

  • September 13, 1956

    Muslim Brotherhood Activities

    Document describes Muslim Brotherhood and Communist Party activities in early September 1956, and covers the Suez canal crisis, the Algerian rebels, enmity between the Communists and the Brotherhood, Brotherhood camps in Syria, 1956 elections in Jordan, the Russian delegation's trip to Syria, an alliance between the Ba'ath and the Communists, and a rivalry between the Communists and Kamal Jumblat.

  • September 15, 1956

    Telegram from V. Ivanov to A.I. Mikoyan

  • September 15, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 33 (Overall Issue No. 59)

    This issue begins with a statement about an American military aircraft that intruded into Chinese airspace on August 23rd. It also discusses transporting cargo from ports along the Yangtze River, agricultural matters such as breeding animals in production cooperatives, and the "exemplary worker movement" in schools.

  • September 15, 1956

    Decision of the KWP CC Plenum, 30-31 August 1956, 'Concerning the Improvement of Public Health'

    The resolution describes plans to expand public sanitary facilities and improve the health of the North Korean citizenry.

  • September 15, 1956

    Telegram from the USSR Ambassador to the DPRK Ivanov addressed to Mikoyan and Shepilov, 'August Plenum of the Korean Workers' Party Central Committee'

    Ivanov provides a detailed report on the proceedings of the August Plenum of the Korean Workers' Party Central Committee.

  • September 16, 1956

    Cable from Cde. Mikoyan from Beijing concerning the 8th CCP Congress and Conversations with the Chinese Comrades

    Mikoyan reports on a conversation with Mao Zedong concerning purges within the Korean Workers' Party and Kim Il Sung's leadership style.