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  • December 15, 1955

    Political Report, Minister Yong Shik Kim [Kim Yong-shik] to the Office of the President

    Report on followings: UN membership issue and its reaction in Japan, Japan's groundwork on atoms-for-peace

  • December 15, 1955

    Letter, Kim Yong-shik of the Korean Mission in Japan to President Syngman Rhee

    Call from Swedish Ministers in Japan on the agreement for the establishment of Korean National Medical Center

  • December 15, 1955

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 15 December 1955

    Ivanov tells Nam Il that the Polish government is in favor of Sweden’s and Switzerland’s proposal to reorganize the Neutral Nations Korean Armistice Supervisory Commission. Nam Il says he is still unsure about the motives of the Swedish and Swiss governments.

  • December 15, 1955

    Record of a Conversation between Soviet Embassy Counselor Petrov and former Editor of the Journal 'Novaya Koreya' Song Jin-hwa

    Song Jin-hwa informs Petrov that he has officially been expelled from the KWP and has lost his position as editor of the journal “Novaya Koreya” [New Korea]. Song lists several reasons for his expulsion, and asks if as a Soviet citizen, he could be allowed to return to the USSR.

  • December 16, 1955

    Letter to the CPSU Central Committee, Request from Radmanesh for Iskanderi and Rust

    This letter states Radmanesh's request to send NPI CC members Iraj Iskanderi and Reza Rust to Stalinabad in order for them to familiarize themselves with the situation of Iranian emigres in the Tajik SSR. The CPSU agreed to send them with F. F. Voloshin.

  • December 16, 1955

    Letter to Suslov, Secretary of the CPSU CC, from Akhmed Ali Gulam Rzayevich Rasadi, Member of the Bureau of the CC CP of the Azerbaijan Democratic Party 

    This letter from A. G. Rasadi requests a meeting with M. A. Suslov. When Suslov later received him, Rasadi handed over a sealed and classified package.

  • December 17, 1955

    Letter, N. Danilov to B.N. Ponomarev, 'Concerning the Trip of Iranian Cultural Figures to the USSR'

    This informational memo discusses a trip to the USSR made my Iranian cultural figures who visited many of the cultural and artistic centers of the USSR and then returned to Iran speaking very highly of their experience. The memo notes that although their positive statements were published in many newspapers, there were still some reactionaries that tried to discredit the trip.

  • December 19, 1955

    Letter, Young Kee Kim to Chung Whan Cho

    Young Kee Kim informs Minister Cho about the departure of the Korean National Baseball Team from Philippines to Seoul.

  • December 19, 1955

    Report No. 68 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs President Rhee on Japan's failure to join UN and Philippines' demand on reparations.

  • December 20, 1955

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 20 December 1955

    Nam Il and Ivanov discuss the agricultural tax and the issue of Soviet Koreans in the Party. In another meeting, Pak Jeong-ae assures Ivanov that the KWP CC is going to widely disseminate translations of speeches made by Bulganin and Khrushchev.

  • December 21, 1955

    Korean Mission in Japan, Conversation between head of Guard Section of Japanese Immigration Agency and Consul-General Choi

    Conversation between head of Guard Section of Japanese Immigration Agency and Consul-General Choi on conditions of Omura camp

  • December 21, 1955

    Report by Overton on his visit to Radio Free Europe in Munich

    Report by Foreign Office (IRD) official H.T.A. Overton on his visit to RFE between November 24 and November 27, 1955. The report is focused on RFE’s news and information operation and the balloon-leaflet operation. Overton viewed as RFE liabilities the extent of autonomy granted to its exile broadcasters, its non-official status, and its location in Bavaria. He notes an effort by Political Advisor William Griffith to encourage the national broadcast services to include more coverage of the Western world and to eliminate “the highly argumentative … script with no real substance to it.” Attached is an RFE summary of its Evaluation and Research Section and an RFE organizational chart.

  • December 21, 1955

    Concerning the Self-Confession Movement in the DPRK

    The letter and memorandum are both addressed to the chief of the Far East Department of the Soviet Foreign Ministry Ivan Kurdyukov. The contents primarily concern the "self-confession" movement in North Korea, which encourages confession to criminal acts against the state. Also covered are finance and accounting in North Korea.

  • December 21, 1955

    From the Journal of Pavel F. Yudin: Record of Conversation with Mao Zedong on 21 December 1955

    Mao Zedong discusses the progress of collectivizing agriculture in China as well as the state takeover of private industries in cities.

  • December 22, 1955

    Letter from Choi Duk-shin to Dr. Syngman Rhee

    Choi Duk Shin submits his "last report" as Corps Commander.

  • December 22, 1955

    Letter, Kim Yong-shik of the Korean Mission in Japan to President Syngman Rhee

    Summary of press report on Japanese view on Japan-Korea relationship

  • December 22, 1955

    Letter, Kim Yong-shik of the Korean Mission in Japan to President Syngman Rhee

    Talk with Major General Parks, General Lemnitzer on Korea-US relationship, Japanese politics, Japanese foreign relations

  • December 22, 1955

    Letter, Minister Yong Shik Kim [Kim Yong-shik] to the President

    Directions and recommended actions regarding Japanese policies and on Yiu [Yu Tae-ha].

  • December 22, 1955

    Letter, Kim Yong-shik of the Korean Mission in Japan to President Syngman Rhee

    Meeting between Counselor Yiu Tai Ha [Yu Tae-ha] and Tooro Nakagawa regarding detainees of both countries, and Kim's conversation with Yiu on the matter

  • December 22, 1955

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 22 December 1955

    Nam Il explains that all Soviet Koreans are facing hostility from local Koreans due to the mistakes of a few individuals, who he says have warranted condemnation by failing to assimilate properly to political and private life in the DPRK. The two also discuss recent developments in Sweden's and Switzerland's efforts to reorganize the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission.