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  • June 04, 1958

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. Puzanov for 4 June 1958

    Surina agrees with Puzanov that the KWP CC is strengthening the solidarity and unity of Party ranks on the basis of Marxism-Leninism but is concerned that senior North Korean officials do not study the Russian language.

  • September 14, 1959

    Food Situation in Pyongyang

    The GDR Embassy to the DPRK reports on the bad food situation in the DPRK basedon conversations with Czechoslovak, Polish, Hungarian and Soviet diplomats.

  • March 10, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 10 March 1960

    Kim Il Sung expresses his gratitude for the additional grain supplied by the USSR and discusses plans for the textile and chemical industries in North Korea.

  • March 25, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 25 March 1960

    Puzanov visits a Soviet exhibit and discusses construction in Pyongyang.

  • April 02, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 2 April 1960

    Soviet Ambassador A.M. Puzanov reports on a visit in Pyongyang Steam Locomotive Car Repair Plant.

  • April 06, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 6 April 1960

    Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK Puzanov visits a meatpacking plant and is informed about its production and requests to the Soviet Union.

  • June 10, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 10 June 1960

    Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. Puzanov receives a report from Chairman of the City Directorate for Construction and Architecture Affairs Kim San-gi on construction in Pyongyang.

  • July 02, 1960

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Károly Práth reports on North Korea's Seven-Year Plan, the difference in ideological views between the Chinese and Soviets, and Korea's relations with those two countries.

  • August 30, 1960

    Note about a Conversation in the Soviet Embassy with Comrade Puzanov

    The ambassadors of the Soviet Union and East Germany in North Korea discuss Kim Il Sung's visits to China and the Soviet Union, the personality cult in North Korea, the economic situation in North Korea, and North Korea's policy towards South Korea.

  • March 16, 1961

    Chinese Policy toward the DPRK and Behavior of the Chinese Ambassador in Pyongyang

    Hungarian Ambassador Károly Práth reports on friction between China and North Korea and describes several instances of discourteous behavior between the two parties.

  • June 20, 1961

    Letter to the Albanian Labor Party Central Committee from Kim Il Sung

    The Korean Workers’ Party invites the Albanian Labor Party to send a delegation to the 4th Congress of the Korean Workers’ Party to be held on September 11, 1961 in Pyongyang.

  • September 23, 1961

    Telegram from the Hungarian Embassy in Pyongyang, 'Celebration of the Korean Workers’ Party’s 4th Congress'

    Kovács József reports on the immense celebrations for the Korean Worker's Party's 4th Congress.

  • December 01, 1961

    Telegram from Pyongyang

    According to a report, Kim Il Sung's son mediated tensions between Albanian students and Korean students at the Kim Il Sung University.

  • November 10, 1962

    Memorandum of Conversation between Soviet Ambassador to North Korea Vasily Moskovsky and Kim Il Sung

    The Soviet Ambassador Vasily Moskovsky reports on a cultural event in Pyongyang featuring the Aleksandrov Ensemble of the Soviet Army.

  • January 07, 1963

    Note about a Conversation with the Ambassador of Czechoslovakia to the DPRK Comrade Moravec

    Czech Ambassador described behavior of Ri Ju-yeon at the Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.

  • October 02, 1963

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    A report on the treatment of Soviet women involved in mixed marriages with North Koreans and cases of North Korean students seeking political asylum at the Embassy of the Soviet Union.

  • September 11, 1964

    Letter from the Korean Workers Party Central Committee to the Central Committee of the CPSU

    The Socialist Unity Party of Germany reports on a critique by North Korea concerning the Soviet Union's effort to call a meeting of all socialist/communist countries. In the attached letter, North Korea expresses concern for a split between socialist countries.

  • July 06, 1967

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, No. 76.247

    A Romanian assessment of North Korea's relations with Vietnam and involvement in the Vietnam War.

  • August 05, 1967

    Memo of the Soviet Embassy in the DPRK (3rd Secretary, R. Chebotarev), 'Activity of the Chinese Embassy in Pyongyang'

    The DPRK's reaction to the Chinese embassy's propaganda related to the Cultural Revolution.

  • January 05, 1968

    Memorandum on Two Informational Reports from the GDR Embassy in the DPRK, Pyongyang

    Ambassador Herrmann explains that the population in Pyongyang is being reduced while other restrictions are being placed upon the North Korean population owing to the tense military situation on the Korean Peninsula.