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  • 1955

    Letter to the CPSU Central Committee, Request from Radmanesh Regarding Persecution of People's Party of Iran by Iranian Authorities

    In this letter, Radmanesh requests that the CPSU CC help save the members of the NPI CC that have been sentenced to execution by Iran's military courts. He also asks permission to send Iraj Iskanderi and Ehsan Tabari to Prague to help protest these executions.

  • 1955

    The Main Issues for the Conversation with the Korean Comrades

    A Soviet memorandum containing recommendations for North Korea's political and economic development as well as foreign policy.

  • January 12, 1955

    Soviet Translation, 'Open Letter of the Central Committee of the People's Party of Iran to the Central Committee of the National Resistance Movement Regarding the Current Situation' (Attachment)

    This open letter is written by the Central Committee of the People's Party of Iran in order to convince the Central Committee of the National Resistance Movement to create an alliance with them against the anti-colonial forces of Iran and defend the freedom and independence of the country.

  • January 13, 1955

    Soviet Translation, Supplement to Mardom Newspaper Published in Iran, 'The Crimes of Iranian Reaction and the Deeds of the Sons of the Fatherland are Becoming Clear to the Public Opinion of Iran and the Entire World'' (Attachment)

    This supplement appeared in the "Mardom" newspaper, which was published illegally in Iran by the underground communist Tudeh (People's) Party of Iran. This article presents criticism of the Shah and his forces that are accused of working with the Americans and the British and torturing Iranians who chose to stand in opposition against him. The People's Party of Iran also pledges to continue its fight against the Shah and the Americans.

  • January 14, 1955

    Letter, Soviet Charge d' Affaires in Iran to the Deputy Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs, 'Account and Translations of the Illegal Publications of the People's Party of Iran'

    This note describes the contents of the enclosed information, including a summary of various articles published in the newspaper "Mardom" and correspondence between the Central Committee of the People's Party of Iran to the Central Committee of the National Resistance Movement. Mardom was a newspaper published by the underground communist Tudeh (People's) Party of Iran.

  • January 14, 1955

    Soviet Translaton, 'A Brief Summary of the 19 December 1955 Issue of the Newspaper Mardom Nº 261' (Attachment)

    This is a summary of articles found in the "Mardom" newspaper, which was published illegally in Iran by the underground communist Tudeh (People's) Party of Iran. The issue summarized condemns the Shah as a traitor and as cooperating with the Americans and the British at the cost of the Iranian civilians.

  • January 14, 1955

    Soviet Translation, 'A Brief Summary of the 1 January 1955 Issue of the Newspaper Mardom Nº 261' (Attachment)

    This is a summary of articles found in the "Mardom" newspaper, which was published illegally in Iran by the underground communist Tudeh (People's) Party of Iran. This issue criticized the Shah's cooperation with the Americans and the British, as well as recent agreements regarding financial and border between Iran and the Soviet Union, creating what is said to be the basis of a friendship between the two countries.

  • January 28, 1955

    Letter to CPSU Central Committee Secretary Khrushchev, Statement of Mir Aga Azari

    This statement by Azari accuses the Democratic Party of Southern Azerbaijan's leaders of abusing their authority and expelling Party members if they criticized the actions of the leadership. He appeals to Khrushchev to do something about the nature of the party and its leaders, as well as to look into his own personal case of expulsion.

  • January 30, 1955

    Letter to Khrushchev from Political émigré Iranian Ali Reza Hekmat

    This letter from an Iranian political emigre Ali Reza Hekmat describes the series of events, such as prison and confinement sentences, that have led him to the point of asking Khrushchev for help in finding the work he had been promised upon coming to the USSR. He lists his qualifications and reasoning for his request.

  • January 31, 1955

    The Nature of Our Revolution at the Current Stage and the Primary Tasks of Our Party in the Cause of Socialist Development in North Korea

    A Korean Worker's Party document which discusses the incomplete nature of the revolution in which the peninsula remains divided and South Korea under American influence. The document also points out the responsibilities of the Party to complete socialist development in North Korea during the transitional period.

  • January 31, 1955

    Central Committee Plenum of the CPSU Ninth Session, Morning

    The Soviet leadership discusses the state of Soviet foreign affairs. Khrushchev reviews Soviet policy after Stalin's death, blaming Molotov and Malenkov for mistakes in Soviet policy towards Germany. The role of executed Soviet leader Lavrentii Beria is also discussed.

  • February 15, 1955

    Letter to the CPSU Central Committee, Request for Material Aid to Amirkhizi of the People's Party of Iran

    This note requests the CPSU Central Committee to give 1800 rubles a month to Amirkhizi, a member of the CC of the People's Party of Iran, until permanent work is found for him. Handwritten note at the bottom of the page confirms he received assistance.

  • March 12, 1955

    Resolution of the 1st Meeting of the KWP CC Presidium of 1-2 February 1955

    The Korean Worker's Party Central Committee identifies the causes of the shortcomings in grain purchase work and decrees new methods and solutions to overcome these problems.

  • March 26, 1955

    Letter to the CPSU Central Committee, Request to Give Hekmat Assistance in Finding Work

    The letter is a request from Iranian political émigré Hekmat to the CPSU CC to give him assistance in finding work in [his] field. Also includes a recommendation for Hemkat.

  • April, 1955

    Report from I. Kurdyukov to the CPSU CC

    Kurdyukov passes on documents in connection to upcoming consultations with the senior North Korean officials.

  • April, 1955

    Information on the Situation in the DPRK

    Soviet diplomats Fedorenko and Ponomarev report on a wide range of issues involving North Korea, including agriculture, industry, and economic conditions in the DPRK, relations with China and the Soviet Union, and the situation in South Korea.

  • April 04, 1955

    Record of a Conversation with Editor of the Journal “Novaya Koreya” Song Jin-hwa

    Song Jin-hwa and Byakov discuss the North Korean government's recent prohibition on private trade in cereal products and the situation in the Union of Korean Writers.

  • April 05, 1955

    Record of Conversation with Chairman of the Jagang Provincial People's Committee Illarion Dmitriyevich Pak

    Illarion Dmitriyevich Pak discusses the conclusion of the 10th KWP CC Plenum, where organizational issues within the Party have been discussed.

  • April 06, 1955

    The Nature of Our Revolution at the Current Stage and the Primary Tasks of Our Party in the Cause of Socialist Development in North Korea

    Suzdalev comments on the problems with a KWP CC document, "The Nature of Our Revolution at the Current Stage and the Primary Tasks of Our Party in the Cause of Socialist Development in North Korea".

  • April 12, 1955

    Letter to the CPSU Central Committee, to A. A. Smirnov, Regarding A. F. Serabi

    This letter reports on the status of several Iranian emigrants working in Azerbaijan and addresses reports that some were removed from their positions for violating rules.