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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • October 17, 1956

    Communist Party of the Soviet Union Central Committee Memo on the Situation in the Korean Workers' Party

    CPSU CC intends to ask Ianov for updates on conditions conditions post-August and September KWP CC plenary sessions.

  • October 17, 1956

    Letter from Nguyen Thai Loc to Lt. General Choi Duk Shin

    Nguyen Thai Loc reports that rice for victims of flooding will be donated to South Korea by South Vietnam.

  • October 17, 1956

    Letter No. 17 from Syngman Rhee to Young Kee Kim

    President Rhee instructs Minister Kim to postpone responding to Vice President Garcia's offer to mediate in Korea-Japan negotiation.

  • October 18, 1956

    Letter No. 21 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee briefly responds to Choi Duk Shin's previous suggestions for industrial improvement.

  • October 19, 1956

    Record of a Conversation between B.N. Vereshchagin and DPRK Consul General to the USSR Kim Hyung-mo

    Kim Hyung-mo tells advisor to the Far East Department B.N. Vereshchagin about a letter written by DPRK Ambassador to the USSR Ri Sang-jo, addressed to Kim Il Sung. Ri asked Kim to have it translated into Russian so that Fedorenko could read it as well.

  • October 19, 1956

    CDS Report No. 20 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on his audience with President Diem, voices concern about the possibility of Japan being admitted into the United Nations, and briefly discusses recent Vietnamese internal dealings with the Chinese minority, and the possibility of Japanese reparations.

  • October 19, 1956

    Report No. 98 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs President Rhee on Minister Tomas De Castro's resignation from the foreign service, the issue of renegotiating PI-US military base agreement, and circulation of Korean Survey in Philippines.

  • October 19, 1956

    Protocol No. 129, Meeting of the Polish Politburo

    The Politburo discusses the meeting with the Soviet delegation shortly before and how to proceed with regard to the Soviets and the Plenum.

  • October 19, 1956

    Gomulka's Notes from the 19-20 October Polish-Soviet Talks

    Gomulka's private notes from the Soviet-Russian confrontation at Belvedere Palace.

  • October 19, 1956

    Aleksander Zawadzki’s Notes from the 19-20 October Polish-Soviet Talks

    The Soviet-Polish talks at the Belve-dere Palace began at about 11 a.m. on October 19 and ended at 3 a.m. on October 20. The talks included Khrushchev, Mikoyan, Molotov, and Kaganovich on the Soviet side, and Gomulka, with fourteen members of the PUWP Politburo, on the Polish side. Zawadzki made detailed notes and endeavored to include comments made by a wider range of participants on both sides.

  • October 19, 1956

    Briefing on the Visit to China of Pakistani Prime Minister Suhrawardy (No. 3)

    The premiers of Pakistan and China convene to discuss Taiwan, Pakistani-Chinese relations, Mao's leadership, and the Muslim population in China, among other issues.

  • October 20, 1956

    Working Notes from the Session of the CPSU CC Presidium on 20 October 1956

    Notes from the meeting of the CPSU Presidium on the issues of Poland and Hungary. Soviet officials discuss preventing the ouster of Polish Marshal Konstantin Rokossowski and forming a committee to possibly replace Gomulka. The Presidium considers events in Hungary with recommendations to dispatch Mikoyan, recall troops to their units, and draft an informational report.

  • October 21, 1956

    Working Notes from the Session of the CPSU CC Presidium on 21 October 1956 On the Situation in Poland

    Khrushchev calls for patience and a refrain from military intervention in Poland. The entire Presidium supports Krushchev.

  • October 21, 1956

    Proposal of the Euratom Experts Concerning the Dissemination of Military Knowledge

    This proposal from the French delegation describes the potential military uses for atomic energy.

  • October 22, 1956

    Memorandum from Khrushchev to Gomulka Recalling Soviet Advisors

    Recalling Soviet military advisers from Poland.

  • October 22, 1956

    Letter from Syngman Rhee to Ngo Dinh Diem

    President Rhee praises President Diem highly for South Vietnam's recent anti-communist activities.

  • October 22, 1956

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, 'The Pakistani Foreign Minister’s Speech'

    Chinese report on a speech by the Pakistani Foreign Minister concerning bringing the Kashmir issue to the UN Security Council, Pakistan's relations with Muslim countries, the Southeast Asian Defense Treaty and the Baghdad Pact, the possibility of Pakistan joining the Suez Canal Users' Association and its willingness to accept aid from any country.

  • October 22, 1956

    Letter from DPRK Ambassador to the USSR Ri Sang-jo to Kim Il Sung

    Ri expresses strong disapproval of the accusations brought against certain party members, including himself. He asks that he be removed from the Korean Workers' Party and presents his own accusations against Kim of embezzling state funds.

  • October 23, 1956

    A Lebanese Agent for Egypt

  • October 23, 1956

    Letter No. 18 from Syngman Rhee to Young Kee Kim

    Syngman Rhee comments on scholarship for the Korean students in the University of Philippines, Minister de Castro's resignation, and circulation of Korean Survey in Manila.