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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • April 17, 1958

    Letter addressed by N.S. Khrushchev, First Secretary of the CC of the CPSU to the CC of the RWP concerning the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the Romanian territory

    Letter from Nikita Khrushchev to Gheorghiu Dej, informing the Romanian leadership of the decision taken by the Soviet leadership to withdraw the Soviet Red Army troops from the territory of Romania. Military and security services advisors will however remain in place until 1963.

  • April 17, 1958

    Record of Conversation with Member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the CCP CC, Deng Xiaoping

    Memorandum of Conversation between P.F. Iudin and Deng Xiaoping. Iudin and Xiaoping discussed the letter from the CC of the Union of Communists of Yugoslavia [UCY] to the CC CPSU. Deng expressed his support for the CC CPSU decisions regarding the Yugoslav affairs, showed no objections to the CC UCY's program, and favored the Yugoslavs in their development of Marxist thought.

  • April 19, 1958

    From the Diary of P. F. Yudin: Memorandum of Conversation with Mao Zedong on 5 April 1958

    Conversation between P.F. Yudin, Mao Zedong, and Zhou Enlai regarding Yugoslavia's place in the international Communist community, especially Tito's inconsistency as an ally.

  • April 19, 1958

    From the Journal of M.V. Zimyanin, Record of Conversation with DPRK Ambassador in the USSR Cde. Ri Sin-pal

    Ri San-pal requests that North Korea be allowed to join the International Epizootic Office and describes recent economic developments in the DPRK.

  • April 23, 1958

    Letter of reply, from Gheorghe Gheorgiu-Dej, First Secretary of the CC of the RWP expressing agreement to the proposal made by the Soviet Union to withdraw its troops from Romania

    Letter from the RWP CC Politburo to the Soviet leadership agreeing with the Soviet proposal for the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Romania.

  • April 25, 1958

    Declaration of the National Union Front

  • April 26, 1958

    News from Lebanon

  • April 28, 1958

    From the Journal of Gromyko, Record of a Conversation with Ambassador Ri Sin-Pal of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

    Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Gromyko records that North Korea was eager to start a nuclear program, though they insisted it was for “peaceful purposes.” The North Korean Ambassador requested Soviet scientific aid and was informed by Gromyko that the request would “undoubtedly be considered in a favorable spirit.”

  • May 01, 1958

    Radio Liberty Broadcasting Policy Guidelines

    Policy guidelines for Radio Liberty broadcasting approved by the Committee on Radio Broadcasting Policy.

  • May 01, 1958

    Voice of America Russian Broadcasting Guidelines

    USIA guidelines for VOA Russian broadcasting policy, endorsed by the Committee on Radio Broadcasting Policy.

  • May 01, 1958

    Note from a Conversation with the Director of a Department in One of the Ministries on 5.I.1958

    The political language used in official speeches and in the North Korean press is explained to a Polish diplomat.

  • May 02, 1958

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. Puzanov for 2 May 1958

    Kim Il Sung describes the seizure of South Korean fishing boats and how the fishermenw ere brought to Pyongyang for a May Day demonstration.

  • May 05, 1958

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. Puzanov for 5 May 1958

    Soviet Ambassador Puzanov reports on preparations for a Soviet industrial and agricultural exhibit in Pyongyang at North Korea's request.

  • May 06, 1958

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. Puzanov for 6 May 1958

    Puzanov reports on the premises selected to house the Soviet exhibition on the use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes.

  • May 06, 1958

    Note concerning the August Group, Developed on the Basis of Party Documents, as well as on the Basis of Unofficial Sources of Information

    The August Group criticizes Kim Il Sung cult of personality and many DPRK officials are removed from their positions.

  • May 07, 1958

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. Puzanov for 7 May 1958

    Pak Geum-cheol reports that representatives of the Korean Worker's Party will take part in a CPSU conference to be held in May 1958.

  • May 08, 1958

    A Declaration by the Opposition

  • May 08, 1958

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. Puzanov for 8-9 May 1958

    Torbenkov reports on the construction of a cement plant, an irrigation system, and an agricultural collective in North Korea. Nam Il outlines plans to improve sanitation and prevent illnesses from spreading.

  • May 09, 1958

    Memorandum of Conversation with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the PRC Zhang Wentian

    Record of conversation between S.F. Antonov and Zhang Wentian, regarding Chinese plans to influence Japanese politics. Additionally, Zhang comments on the close relationship between Poland and Yugoslavia.

  • May 11, 1958

    A Terrorist Operation