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  • August 15, 1957

    Voice of America Broadcasting Policy for Czechoslovakia

    Voice of America (VOA) country policy guidelines for Czechoslovakia, endorsed by the Committee on Radio Broadcasting Policy (CRBP), one of a series of East European country guidelines for VOA complementing country guidelines for Radio Free Europe (RFE).

  • August 15, 1957

    CDS Report No. 52 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on the preparation for Malayan Independence Ceremony, National Day activities, and Vietnamese affairs, including President Diem's travel to Thailand and the continued issue of Chinese minorities in South Vietnam.

  • August 16, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 16 August 1957

    Puzanov meets with North Korean leaders at a sporting events in celebration of Korea's liberation, and they discuss friendly sports exchanges between the Soviet Union and DPRK. Kim Il Sung informs Puzanov that the DPRK will revise its draft of the first five-year plan according to Soviet suggestions before the economic delegation goes to China for consultation. Later, the Russian and Bulgarian Embassies host a successful showing of a film, and the Soviets inform the PRC Ambassador Qiao Xiaoguang of Soviet consultations of the DPRK economic plan.

  • August 17, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 17 August 1957

    Puzanov and Nam Il discuss upcoming Soviet-Korean talks about border issues, the timeframe of sending Soviet specialists to provide assistance for new DPRK banknotes, and the possibility of sending Nam Il's sons to the USSR for medical treatment.

  • August 19, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 19 August 1957

    Kim Il Sung and Puzanov discuss the possibility of Korean citizens in Japan studying in DPRK higher education institutions, matters of the DPRK's draft five-year plan and terms of trade between the Soviet Union and North Korea, factionalist activities against the KWP leadership and DPRK government, and South Korean insurgency against North Korea leading up to DPRK elections.

  • August 20, 1957

    Radio Free Europe Broadcasting Policy for Poland

    Policy guidelines for Radio Free Europe broadcasts to Poland as approved by the Committee on Radio Broadcasting Policy.

  • August 20, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 20 August 1957

    Puzanov visits the construction site of a furniture factory built with USSR aid and comments on its production capacity and shortcomings. He also informs PRC Ambassador Qiao Xiaoguang of Soviet feedback on the DPRK's draft five-year plan and the internal political situation of the KWP leadership.

  • August 21, 1957

    Committee on Radio Broadcasting Policy Minutes

    Minutes of CRBP meeting on August 20, 1957

  • August 21, 1957

    Letter from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    In a strictly confidential letter, President Rhee instructs Choi to prepare Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnamese governments for India's discussion of Korean Unification at the UN General Assembly meeting.

  • August 21, 1957

    Letter No. 85 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee discusses the order of President Diem's foreign travels and orders Choi to be careful of his involvement in other country's foreign relations.

  • August 21, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 21 August 1957

    Puzanov conveys the USSR invitation for a DPRK delegation to celebrate the 40 anniversary of the Great October Sovialist Revolution, and then he and Kim Il Sung discuss timber harvesting, a letter to the CPSU Central Committee, aid to a Korean newspaper in the Kazakh SSR, and the exchange of friendly delegations.

  • August 22, 1957

    CDS Report No. 53 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on his meeting with the South Vietnam Foreign Minister, President Diem's visit to Thailand, and recent Vietnamese and regional relations.

  • August 22, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 22 August 1957

    Puzanov and Pak Ui-wan discuss the construction of the Soviet Embassy in North Korea, the KWP CC leadership's suspicions against factionalists, and Pak Ui-wan's efforts to clear himself of suspicion. Later, Puzanov meets with Nam Il and discusses railroad construction, the second session of the World Meteorological Organization, settling citizenship issues, and the sale of goods for agricultural products from collective farms in the Soviet Union.

  • August 23, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 23 August 1957

    Kim Il Sung tells Puzanov that he endorses organized public screenings of Socialist Revolution films. Nam Il and Kim Il Sung suggest a bilateral convention regarding dual citizenship, and Nam Il reports that the KWP CC is occupied with the investigation of anti-Party activity in the KWP leadership. Puzanov recommends that they inform the PRC Ambassador Qiao Xiaoguang about developments in this regard as soon as possible.

  • August 24, 1957

    Letter from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin writes about the proposed Vietnamese economic mission to South Korea and the nomination of a Minister Plenipotentiary to Seoul.

  • August 26, 1957

    SP Report No. 54 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on the plans for President Diem's proposed visit to South Korea.

  • August 27, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 27 August 1957

    Nam Il informs Puzanov that the DPRK requests Soviet specialists to help with monetary reform and the abolition of the ration coupon system.

  • August 28, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 28-30 August 1957

    The PRC Ambassador Qiao Xiaoguang invited a Soviet delegation to the Chinese People's Volunteers headquarters where they honor deceased Chinese People's Volunteers and Mao Zedong's son. On the second day, they visit the DPRK's largest gold mine. Puzanov gives a detailed account of the mine's production capability and the training and services provided for mine workers.

  • August 29, 1957

    SP Report No. 54-A from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    In addition to his previous report, Choi Duk Shin continues to discuss preparations for President Diem's visit to South Korea.

  • August 29, 1957

    Letter from Choi Duk Shin to Mr. Vu Van Mau

    Choi Duk Shin expresses gratitude to the South Vietnamese government for their support for South Korea's admittance into the Colombo Plan.