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  • February 20, 1956

    Report No. 74 from Do Soon Chung to Syngman Rhee

    Do Soon Chung briefs President Rhee on the 53 reorganization plans submitted by President Magsaysay to the Congress as well as the status of negotiations between Japan and the Philippines over reparations.

  • February 21, 1956

    The Arab Drugs Conference

  • February 21, 1956

    Record of a Conversation between Soviet Embassy Counsellor S. Filatov and DPRK Vice Premier Pak Ui-wan

    Pak tells Filatov that he does not fully agree with the KWP CC Presidium decision regarding Pak Chang-ok because the Presidium's failure to cite specific evidence. Pak Ui-wan says that he spoke well of Pak Chang-ok in a recent meeting with Kim Il Sung.

  • February 22, 1956

    Egyptian Intelligence Activities in Lebanon

  • February 22, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 07 (Overall Issue No. 33)

    This issue discusses a government proposal for the normalization of Sino-Japanese relations. It also addresses the transformation of private industries and the liquidation of private enterprise property. Other sections cover labor protections for coal miners, the promotion of standard Mandarin, plans for pinyin, as well as awards for outstanding teachers and students who have sought to combat illiteracy.

  • February 24, 1956

    Syrian-Lebanese Security Cooperation

  • February 24, 1956

    Excerpts from Tsedenbal's diary on his conversation with Soviet leader Anastas Mikoyan on Soviet Economic Cooperation and Aid to the People's Republic of Mongolia (Fragments)

    Tsedenbal's diary entry on his conversation with Anastas Mikoyan regarding Soviet economic aid and cooperation with the Mongolian People's Republic. Tsedenbal asks Mikoyan to forgive upcoming payments due and provide additional materials and Soviet workers for construction of railroads. Mikoyan tells Tsedenbal that the Soviets will help, but that Mongolia must prepare its own workforce and not be dependent on Soviet or Chinese help. The two also discuss trade issues and Chinese designs on Mongolia.

  • February 25, 1956

    Record of a Conversation between Soviet Embassy Counsellor S. Filatov and Pak Yeong-bin

    Pak says that while he himself has admitted to his mistakes and engaged in self-criticism, Pak Chang-ok continues to deny that he had engaged in factionalist, anti-Party activity. Pak Yeong-bin also describes several factors that may have played a role in the “The Further Strengthening of the Fight Against Reactionary Bourgeois Ideology in Literature” decision made by Kim Il Sung and the Presidium.

  • February 25, 1956

    Khrushchev's Secret Speech, 'On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences,' Delivered at the Twentieth Party Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

    In a secret speech before a closed plenum of the 20th Congress of the CPSU, Khrushchev denounced Stalin’s cult of the personality. In addition, he revealed that Stalin had rounded up thousands of people and sent them into a huge system of political work camps (Gulags). This revelation was met with astonishment by many present for the speech, but helped to break the power that Stalin still held over the country.

  • February 27, 1956

    Egyptian Intelligence Activities in Lebanon

  • February 28, 1956

    Draft minutes from Conference of Foreign Ministers of the ECSC on 11 and 12 February 1956

    These minutes include discussions of a new system to bring widespread technical renewal of European industry.

  • February 29, 1956

    Record of a Conversation between Soviet Embassy Counsellor S. Filatov and DPRK Vice Premier Pak Ui-wan

    Pak Ui-wan tells Filatov about a conversation he had with Kim Il Sung regarding Pak Chang-ok, Pak Yeong-bin, and other Soviet Korean party members.

  • February 29, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 08 (Overall Issue No. 34)

    This issue features a report from Zhou Enlai about problems with intellectuals. It also includes a statement from Zhou and Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia. Other sections cover cultural work for the rural cooperative movement and the reorganization of various provincial administrative and commissioners' offices.

  • March 01, 1956

    Sheikh Mohammad al Ashmar

  • March 01, 1956

    Russian Mission to Honour Sheikh al Ashmar

  • March 01, 1956

    A Unionist Labour Conference in Syria

  • March 01, 1956

    Telegram, from Foreign Secretary to Indian Embassies, 'The Question of Antarctica'

    India argues that atomic experiments and explosions in Antarctica may have very harmful and the international community’s debate about Antarctica is appropriate.

  • March 01, 1956

    Message from Buenos Aires to Ministry of External Affairs, External Publicity Division, 'Future of Antarctica - India’s Reported Move Criticized'

    Newspapers in Chile published editorials which contend that Chile’s rights in Antarctic are undisputed and do not admit of any doubt, be it juridical or political

  • March 02, 1956

    The Current Situation in Syria

  • March 02, 1956

    Report No. 75 from Do Soon Chung to Syngman Rhee

    Do Soon Chung reports to President Rhee on the resignation of Alfredo Montelibano as Acting Chairman of the National Economic Council.