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  • July 21, 1951

    List of Questions from Ambassador Alan G. Kirk During a Conversation with Gromyko

    Kirk's questions clarified the extent to which the Soviet government is committed to a peaceful resolution in Korea.

  • August 13, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram No. 22834, Mao Zedong to Cde. Filippov [Stalin]

    Telegram from Mao to Stalin relaying the assessment of Li Kenong of the state of the ongoing armistice talks. He states that the US is unwilling the accept the 38th parallel as the demaracation line and that given the state of North Korean forces, they should consider make concessions to American demands in this regard in the interests of ceasing hostilities.

  • August 27, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram No. 23256, Mao Zedong to Cde. Filippov [Stalin]

    A telegram from Mao to Stalin informing the latter of the lack of developments at the armistice talks and accusing the Americans of provocative actions designed to pressure the communist delegation. He discusses the possibility of suspending negotiations and the possible outcomes of such a suspension.

  • August 28, 1951

    CC Politburo decision with approved message from Stalin to Mao Zedong

    Stalin agrees with Mao on the steps taken in response to the attacks, Stalin does not agree in inviting neutral countries to negotiations.

  • August 30, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram No. 23397, Mao Zedong to Filippov [Stalin]

    Telegram from Mao to Stalin agreeing with the latter's assessment of the inadvisability of having neutral observers, at the present time, at the armistice talks.

  • September 01, 1951

    Report from the Embassy of the Polish Republic in Korea for the Period of July through August 1951

    Deperasinski reports on intensified bombings in Pyongyang, agriculture, women, education, as well as the activities of the Polish Embassy in Korea.

  • September 03, 1951

    Zhou Enlai’s Speech to the Central People’s Government Council, 'The Korean Ceasefire Negotiations and Making Peace with Japan'

    Speech by Zhou Enlai emphasizing the need to remain steadfast during negotiations with America on the Korean issue, in order to assure that the treaty is favorable to China and Korea. Notes that aiding Korea and resisting the United States is the only way to prevent Western dominance of East Asia.

  • September 10, 1951

    V. Razuvayev, 'Political Attitudes and Korean-Chinese Relations in Connection with the Armistice Talks'

    Report on "Political Attitudes and Korean-Chinese Relations in Connection with the Armistice Talks"

  • October 18, 1951

    Cable No. 25025, Mao Zedong to Filippov [Stalin]

    Mao writes to Stalin regarding an upcoming conference to discuss strategy for an armistice ending the Korean War.

  • October 31, 1951

    Cable No. 25407, Mao Zedong to Cde. Filippov [Stalin]

    Mao reports to Stalin on the deliver of a message from Kim Il Sung, discussing guidelines for conducting negotiations.

  • November 01, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram No. 25465 from Beijing, Mao Zedong to Cde. Filippov [Stalin]

    Mao writes to Stalin discussing strategies for a proposal cease hostilities at the front line, and establish a line of demarcation between the two sides.

  • November 14, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram No. 25902 from Beijing, Mao Zedong to Cde. Filippov [Stalin]

    Mao writes to Stalin of the ongoing armistice negotiations concerning Korea, specifically the proposed demarcation line (38th parallel). Mao also writes about monitoring, the exchange of prisoners of war, and economic considerations within China.

  • November 19, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram, Special No. 1821 from Beijing

    Telegram from Roshchin to Moscow after meeting Zhou Enlai who asked him to request of Stalin an answer to Mao's earlier inquiry on the negotiations in Korea.

  • November 19, 1951

    Soviet Politburo Decision with Approved Message from Gromyko to Razuvaev

    Telegram from Gromyko to Razuvaev requiring more clear explanation about the earlier inquiry regarding Korean situation.

  • November 19, 1951

    VKP(b) CC Politburo decision with approved message Filippov (Stalin) to Mao Zedong

    Reply to Mao's inquiry of 14 November regarding stances to adopt in armistice negotiations.

  • November 20, 1951

    Gromyko to G.M. Malenkov, attaching draft telegram to Razuvaev

    Telegram from from Gromkyo to Malenkov asking for a review of a draft telegram to the Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK, Razuvaev. The draft chastises Razuvaev for permitting the North Koreans to make an appeal before the UN without first consulting the Soviet Union or China.

  • November 21, 1951

    Ciphered Telegram No. 26044, Gromyko to Razuvaev

    Telegram from Gromyko to Razuvaev instructing him to explain to the Chinese and Koreans the reasoning behind Vyshinsky's demand that the demarcation line be established at the 38th parallel rather than at the present front line.

  • December 25, 1951

    Memorandum from Gromyko to Razuvaev

    Gromyko suggests to Stalin, via Razuvaev, to turn down Vyshinsky’s proposal for publishing a communiqué about the American position in the armistice talks.

  • January 31, 1952

    Ciphered Telegram No. 160002 from Beijing, Mao Zedong to Cde. Filippov [Stalin]

    Mao sends Stalin the text of the agreement reached about two points of orders of business during the armistice negotiations.

  • January 31, 1952

    Ciphered Telegram No. 16008 from Beijing, Mao Zedong to Cde. Filippov [Stalin]

    Mao asks Stalin advice and instructions concerning issues raised during negotiations, particularly the establishment of a monitoring organ comprised of officials from neutral countries.