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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • October 17, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram from Razuvaev to Vasilevsky

    Razuvaev reports the DPRK's request of the Soviet Union to produce weapons for three divisions, produce 1000 cars, and to produce TU-2 aircrafts.

  • November 03, 1951

    CPSU Central Committee Politburo Decision with Telegram for Stalin

    Decision to approve the request of the government of the DPRK to manufacture and supply to Korea 89,000 orders (a type of military medal), 300,100 medals, and 100 copies of the charter for the Korean Hammer and Sickle medal, and to approve the draft on the matter mentioned in the first paragraph of this resolution.

  • March 22, 1952

    Ciphered Telegram from Kim Il Sung to Razuvaev

    Telegram asking for agreement/confirmation from the USSR government in order to award a number of Soviet military advisors (list included) for their military assistance.

  • February 18, 1953

    CPSU Politburo Decision Along with Proposals from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Trade

    Decision to adopt the proposal made by the Minister of Foreign Trade and Minister of Foreign Affairs, and to defer the DPRK's loan payments represented in the Agreement of 14 November 1951.

  • April 27, 1957

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

    Puzanov and Nam Il discuss the possibility of Soviet military advisers to North Korea. Then they talk about the guest list for a comradely lunch, the TASS statement, and Kim Il Sung's deteriorated health due to the stresses of party consolidation.

  • May 15, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 15 May 1957

    Kim Il Sung requests that Military Attaché General-Lieutenant D'yakonov and other Soviet military specialists meet often with North Korean higher command personnel.

  • May 27, 1958

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. Puzanov for 27 May 1958

    Kim Il Sung and the Soviet Military Attaché A. A. D'yakonov review North Korea's military preparations and foreign military relations.

  • July 14, 1978

    TELEGRAM 066.787 from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Unable to overcome its lack of transportation means and financial resources, the DPRK decides not to participate in the World Youth Festival.