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  • October 22, 1976

    Telegram from Norwegian Embassy in Washington, DC to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Expulsion of North Korean Diplomats from Scandinavia'

    Summary of a Washington Post article on the North Korean smuggling scandal in Norway.

  • October 23, 1976

    Note from the Embassy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in Oslo to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    North Korea objects to the expulsion of North Korean embassy personnel from Norway and denies that any illegal smuggling took place.

  • October 27, 1976

    Telegram from Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo, 'Comment on Expulsion of North Korean Embassy Personnel'

    Article from the Japanese Times on North Korean smuggling activities in Sweden and Norway.

  • October 27, 1976

    Telegram from Norwegian Embassy in Moscow, 'North Korean Diplomats'

    A Soviet diplomat confirms that North Koreans have been expelled from Moscow for drug smuggling.

  • October 28, 1976

    Telegram from Norwegian Embassy in Pyongyang, 'Expulsion of North Korean Diplomats'

    A notification for a letter received from the DPRK Embassy in Oslo.

  • October 29, 1976

    Letter from Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Police Security Service, 'North Korean Embassy - Illegal Import and Distribution of Spirits, Cigarettes, etc.'

    Documents are returned to the Norwegian Police Security Service.

  • October 30, 1976

    The President's Daily Brief, October 30, 1976

    A summary of the North Korean smuggling scandal in Scandinavia produced by the US intelligence community.

  • November 02, 1976

    Telegram from Norwegian Embassy in Washington, DC, 'North Korean Diplomats Smuggling Activities in Scandinavia'

    Front page article from the Washington Post on the North Korean smuggling scandal.

  • November 02, 1976

    National Intelligence Daily Cable for Tuesday, November 2, 1976

    A summary of the North Korean smuggling scandal in Scandinavia produced by the US intelligence community.

  • November 05, 1976

    Central Intelligence Agency, 'Weekly Summary,' November 5, 1976

    A CIA summary of the North Korean smuggling scandal in Scandinavia.

  • November 15, 1976

    Committee for State Security Report, 'About the Hostile Actions of the So-called Group for Assistance of Implementation of the Helsinki Agreements in the USSR'

    This report by the Committee for State Security covers trends in anti-Soviet propaganda and the creation of the "Group for Assistance of Implementation of the Helsinki Agreements in the USSR" by Yuri F. Orlov. The purpose of the group was to promote the alleged failure of the USSR's efforts to implement the Final Act of the Conference for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

  • November 17, 1976

    Note from Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Embassy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in Oslo

    The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs states that evidence of smuggling in the North Korean Embassy in Oslo is "incontrovertible" and the decision to expel embassy personnel "fully justified."

  • November 18, 1976

    Letter from Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs to the Embassy in Pyongyang, 'Expulsion of North Korean Diplomats'

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reversed its decision to reply to the North Korean letter denying smuggling activities in Oslo.

  • November 18, 1976

    Memorandum from Anneli Puura, 'Visit by the Acting Counsellor of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea with State Secretary Tuovinen'

    A North Korean official complains about Finnish media attention to the smuggling scandal.

  • November 22, 1976

    Hua Guofeng’s Statement to Vietnamese Leaders

  • November 29, 1976

    Cable from Ambassador Wickert to the Foreign Office, 'Benefits of Relationship with China for the Alliance'

    West German Ambassador Wickert reports to the Foreign Office about Chinese foreign policy following Mao Zedong's death.

  • December 06, 1976

    On the Provocative Demonstration by Antisocial Elements on Pushkin Square in Moscow and at the Pushkin Monument in Leningrad

    The Committee for State Security reported on anti-socialist actions around Pushkin Square that occurred December 5, 1976. A group gathered around Pushkin Square to participate in a "silent protest" in order to bring attention to violations of constitutional rights and were photographed by several foreign correspondents.

  • December 07, 1976

    Report for South African Prime Minister Balthazar Vorster from ADR, Prime Minister's Return to Geneva

    Description of the situation at the Geneva Conference, the lack of Kissinger's presence due to Ford's electoral defeat, and the South African realization that the chance for a peace settlement at Geneva is almost gone.

  • December 08, 1976

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

    The DPRK requests economic aid and technology from the Soviet Union. The Soviets repeatedly ignore or refuse the requests.

  • December 23, 1976

    Secret Telegram No. 3571/IV - From Moscow to Warsaw

    The Secretary Deputy Head of the International Department of the CC CPSU, Oleg Rakhamnin, reports there are no changes in China’s anti-Soviet propaganda