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  • October 28, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 28 October 1960

    A.M. Puzanov visits Tokchon vehicle plant for a briefing on its condition. A.M. Puzanov and plant senior officials have a conversation regarding Khrushchev’s visit to the DPRK.

  • October 29, 1960

    Ten-Year Strategy Report by the General Staff of Defense (SMD) on Military problems of NATO to Minister of Defense Andreotti

    This ten-year strategy report created by the SMD is about perspectives and problems that NATO should face in developing a military strategy. Topics: French nuclear strategy; NATO tactical and strategic nuclear weapons; the relevance of conventional weapons; possible improvement in the decision to use nuclear weapons; nuclear cooperation and integration in NATO countries.

  • October 29, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 29 October 1960

    Kim Chang-man notifies Puzanov of North Korea's attendance at a meeting of communist and workers parties, and comments on Kim Il Sung's health.

  • October 29, 1960

    Information on the VIII Congress of National Socialist Party of Cuba

    In a secret supplement to information from the VIII Congress of the People's Socialist Party, Bulgarian delegates Abramov and Tellalov summarize answers that Blas Roca, the Cuban delegation head, provided the congress. Roca claimed that socialism is the end goal of the revolution, but it is not publicly discussed. He explained the Communist party's involvement in the revolution and July 26th Movement. Abramov and Tellalov also describe the reestablishment of relations and disagreements between Cuba and Yugoslavia, including discussions about weapons. Fidel Castro met with socialist country representatives and described Cuba's plans to nationalize enterprises, particularly American. During the congress Castro described the evolution of the July 26th Movement and the consolidation of Communism in Cuba. Abramov and Tellalov endorse Castro's leadership and review the Cuban military's strengths and weaknesses. There is a brief mention Sino-Soviet relations.

  • October 29, 1960

    General Staff of Defense (SMD) Report, 'NATO military problems. Ten-year plan'

    Report on France’s plan to establish a policy of autonomic thermonuclear dissuasion and an analysis of the negative effects such a plan would have, including weakening of the NATO shield and increased risk of nuclear attack on Western Europe.

  • October 31, 1960

    Central Committee of the Communist Party of Estonia Measures to Implement the CC CPSU Decree, 'Measures to Vigorously Counteract Hostile Radio Propaganda Directed at the Soviet Population'

    Report from the Central Committees of Estonia on actions taken to improve broadcasting of Soviet programs in order to counter Western broadcasts.

  • October 31, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 31 October 1960

    A.M. Puzanov and Kim Il Sung discuss Kim Il Sung's presence at the Conference of fraternal Parties in Moscow. Kim Il Sung speaks about his decision not to attend due to his health and concerns about the domestic conditions in the DPRK.

  • November 01, 1960

    Results of Joint KGB / Bulgarian State Security Operation on Greek Emigration in Bulgaria

  • November 01, 1960

    Letter from Gen. G. Tzankov to A. Shelepin Regarding Conference in Vienna of US Consuls in Eastern Europe

    The Bulgarian Minister of Internal Affairs informs the Soviet State Security Committee Chief about a forthcoming meeting in Vienna where US officials will discuss consular issues

  • November, 1960

    Note from the GPRA General Secretary, ‘Issue: War Material'

    List of war materials sent from China to Algeria, to support Algerian fight against France.

  • November 02, 1960

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

    A.M. Puzanov and Kim Chang-man provide information on media coverage on the departure of DPRK delegation members to Moscow for celebrating the 43rd anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution. Puzanov invites Kim Il Sung to dinner.

  • November 02, 1960

    An Assessment by the GDR Foreign Ministry of the Report from the GDR Embassy in Pyongyang regarding the Economic Situation of the DPRK for the 1st Semester of 1960

    The GDR Foreign Ministry assess the economic failures of the DPRK, attributing the work of the (Korean Worker's) Party, including the partition of the 7-year plan and other problems in agriculture and industries, as the major cause.

  • November 03, 1960

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 3 November 1960

    Kim Il Sung informs A.M. Puzanov on the progress of agricultural production and the prospects for further agricultural plans in the following year.

  • November 06, 1960

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

    A.M. Puzanov reports on Jeong Il-yong's report on the Korean revolution during the 43rd anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution.

  • November 07, 1960

    From the Journal of S.M. Kudryavtsev, 'Record of a Conversation with Ernesto Guevara, President of the National Bank, 30 September 1960'

    Guevara and Kudryavtsev discuss economic integration between Cuba, the USSR, and other socialist countries in preparation for upcoming trade talks in Moscow.

  • November 07, 1960

    From the Journal of S.M. Kudryavtsev, 'Record of a Conversation with Prime Minister of Cuba Fidel Castro, 15 September 1960'

    Fidel Castro discusses the content of his upcoming speech at the United Nations General Assembly.

  • November 07, 1960

    S. Kudryavtsev to A.F. Dobrynin, 'Record of Conversation with Raúl Roa, Minister of Foreign Affairs, 14 September 1960'

    Kudryavtsev describes a meeting with Raul Roa where they discussed Khrushchev and Fidel Castro's meeting in New York City.

  • November 08, 1960

    Report from the General Secretary, ‘Our Diplomatic Action’

    November 8th, 1960 memo explaining the status of Algerian diplomatic relations. Notes that Algeria's current diplomatic position is very strong, and one of its best assets. Warns that France will try to undermine foreign assistance to Algeria in order to isolate the GPRA in French-Algerian negotiations. Concludes by suggesting that Algeria maintain consultation with sympathetic countries before making decisions, to strengthen mutual trust and alliances. Gives a list of governments to consult before making major decisions, including all Arab countries, China, USSR, Vietnam, Guinea, Ghana, and Indonesia.

  • November 08, 1960

    From the Journal of S.M. Kudryavtsev, 'Record of a Conversation with Ernesto Che Guevara, Director of the National Bank of Cuba'

    Guevara and Kudryavtsev economic integration between Cuba and the Soviet Union and other socialist countries and the lack of support shown by Latin American governments to the US at the Costa Rica conference.

  • November 10, 1960

    Report from D. Ustinov et al on Preparations for Two Test Flights of the Vostok-A Prototype

    Report from industrial leaders, scientists, and designers to the Central Committee on preparations for two test flights of the Vostok-A prototype before human space mission on Vostok-3A variant