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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • March 19, 1957

    Letter to the CPSU Central Committee, Request from Mustafayev, the First Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan

    This letter from Mustafayev requests that the CPSU CC send a representative to the conference hosted by the Azerbaijan Democratic Party in Baku. The CPSU agreed that it was possible to send Kozlov. Kozlov then returned from assignment and reported the trip's results.

  • March 20, 1957

    Committee on Radio Broadcasting Policy Minutes

    Minutes of the Committee on Radio Broadcasting Policy (CRBP) meeting of that date, attended by State Department, USIA (United States Information Agency), and CIA officials

  • March 21, 1957

    Letter No. 51 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee briefly responds to Choi's previous reports on the protest over KNA flights and the upcoming APACL meeting.

  • March 22, 1957

    CDS Report No. 38 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on his trip to Laos, the return of the Korean stowaways to South Korea, and recent South Vietnamese affairs.

  • March 22, 1957

    Kolisa-57 Special Report No. 1, 'Trip to RyuKyu'

    A special report from Minister Choi to the President after visiting Ryukyu. Choi reports that there is slight chance that Ryukyu will become an independent country rather than becoming incorporated into Japan.

  • March 22, 1957

    Memorandum from the Soviet Government to the Chinese Government on the Arms Reduction Issue

    A memorandum from the Soviet government to the Chinese updating them on the arms reduction talks, a key component of which was a prohibition of the testing of atomic and hydrogen weapons. The Soviet proposal also called for reductions in conventional weapons and the prohibition of installing nuclear weapons outside their territorial borders.

  • March 24, 1957

    Resolution of the CC of the People's Party of Iran about Some Mistaken and Blanquist Decisions of the NPI Leadership

    This resolution addresses the People's Party of Iran's actions regarding the Party's mistakes after the August 1953 coup. Some members of the party went through with partisan raids and seizures when that was no longer the plan, as well as with the distribution of leaflets titled "Announcement of Danger." The explanation given by the NPI was that although the party supports violent measures when necessary and approved by the masses, the decisions made in this instance by the executive committee did not have the support of the masses, and therefore were flawed.

  • March 24, 1957

    Statement by Joudat, Chairman of the People's Party of Iran, at the 2nd Party Conference

    This statement was made by Joudat at the 2nd Party Conference of the Azerbayjani Democratic Party in Baku on March 24-25 1957. His statement spoke out against imperialism and the accomplishments of DPA organizations.

  • March 27, 1957

    Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist League Third Annual Conference: Speeches and Reports

    Remarks from delegates across Asia, including Ngo Dinh Diem, attending the Third Annual Conference of the Asian Peoples' Anti-Communist League in Saigon, Vietnam.

  • March 27, 1957

    Kolisa-57 Special Report No. 2, 'Trip to Laos'

    Choi Duk Shin reports on his four day trip to Laos in March 1957.

  • March 27, 1957

    CDS Report No. 39 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi reports that he will soon visit Cambodia. He also describes a celebration held in honor of Syngman Rhee's birthday.

  • March 27, 1957

    Recommendation from Sami al Solh

  • March 28, 1957

    Kolisa-57 Special Report No. 3, 'Trip to Cambodia'

    A report from Minister Choi Duk Shin to Syngman Rhee after his trip to Cambodia, states that the trip was worthwhile and it was the first time to show Korean flag and Korean envoy to Cambodian people.

  • April 01, 1957

    Letter, Grace Winer to Syngman Rhee

    Grace Winer writes a letter to Syngman Rhee about her daughter and a poem she wrote about Rhee and Korea.

  • April 01, 1957

    Joan Winer, 'Hail Korea!'

    11 year-old Joan Winer's poem entitled "Hail Korea!" as sent to Syngman Rhee by her mother Grace Winer.

  • April, 1957

    Khrushchev’s Speech at the Lunch Organized in Honor of the Albanian Government and Party Delegation, Moscow

    Khrushchev defends Enver Hoxha against personal attacks from Josip Broz Tito, but emphasizes cooperation between Yugoslavia and socialist camp. Khrushchev also suggests that Albania is a potential foothold for the spread of socialism to Asian, African, and Middle Eastern countries, and calls for "ideological war" in order to spread influence to these areas.

  • April, 1957

    Handwritten Notes from Khrushchev’s Talks with the Albanian Delegation

    Khrushchev, speaking to an Albanian delegation, emphasizes that ideology cannot be divorced from practical economic realities. He suggests that Albania must develop its economy, with the support of the Soviet Union, in order to make its workers content, and give off an attractive image of socialism to Arab countries so that socialism may spread into these areas. Khrushchev criticizes Stalin for not recognizing the important link between ideology and economic practicality, and concludes with mentions of current situations in Yugoslavia, Poland and Hungary.

  • April 02, 1957

    Letter, to the Deputy Chair of the Soviet of Ministers, M.G. Pervukhin, Regarding Radio Technology

    Soviet Minister Pervukhin writes regarding assistance to the Chinese with the set up of radio equipment and technical specialists. They also need assistance with maintaining tropical equipment, and he suggests sending specialists to the Paris Exhibition to learn more.

  • April 03, 1957

    Cable from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, 'Main points of the Discussion between the Premier and Soekardjo Wiriopranoto'

    Zhou Enlai and Sukazuo discussed the visits of high-level officials as well as the preparation for the second Asian-African Conference

  • April 03, 1957

    Weekly Report from Pyung Sik Son to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    A weekly report from Pyung Sik Son, reporting on a meeting of the International Women's Association as well as a Korean anti-communist delegation visiting Vietnam.