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  • September 09, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 9 September 1957

    Pak Jeong-ae informs Puzanov that a KWP CC Plenum in October will discuss the issue of construction. The anti-Party group discussion will resume after Kim Il Sung's visit to Moscow for the 40th anniversary of Great October. Pak also notifies Puzanov of the final leadership decisions regarding Kim Du-bong and Pak Ui-wan.

  • September 29, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 29 September 1957

    Pak Ui-wan informs Puzanov that the upcoming KWP CC Plenum will scrutinize his competence. Methods used for the trial of the factionalists are also harsh, and fear of condemnation by association makes it difficult for anyone to defend the accused; Soviet Koreans in particular seem to be heavily criticized. Kim Il Sung has discouraged KWP members from taking a holiday or seeking medical treatment in the Soviet Union.

  • September 30, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 30 September 1957

    Puzanov visits the Minister of Internal Affairs to discuss the exchange of delegations. In the evening, he attends the celebration of the PRC's 8th anniversary. During an intermission between artistic performances, Pak Ui-wan informs Puzanov of the issues to be addressed at the KWP CC October Plenum.

  • October 01, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 1 October 1957

    Kim Il Sung reports that a Norh Korean delegation is "going to Moscow with great eagerness" and reveals that a KWP Central Committee Plenum will be convened in October 1957.

  • October 02, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 2 October 1957

    Nam Il is indignant over the murder of South Korean citizens by U.S. troops and comments on Ri Sang-jo's membership status in the Korean Workers' Party.

  • October 07, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 7 October 1957

    Nam Il comments on the murder of South Korean citizens by American soldiers and on North Korea's relations with China and the Soviet Union.

  • October 08, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 8-11 October 1957

    Puzanov describes a visit to Kangwon and the ongoing reconstruction efforts in that province. Puzanov also comments on Ri Sang-jo's expulsion from the KWP.

  • October 12, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 12 October 1957

    Puzanov reports on Nam Il's interest in reporting the murder of South Korean citizens by American soldiers to the United Nations.

  • October 14, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 14 October 1957

    Puzanov describes travel arrangements for a North Korean delegation visiting the Soviet Union as well as the signing of the Convention to Settle Border Issues.

  • October 16, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 16 October 1957

    Kim Il Sung and Puzanov review Soviet and Chinese advice on North Korea's economic policy during the First Five-Year Plan.

  • October 18, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 18 October 1957

    Puzanov and Kim Il Sung review information concerning an upcoming Korean Workers' Party Central Committee Plenum.

  • October 19, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 19 October 1957

    Nam Il discusses the results of the KWP CC Plenum, where issues concerning members charged with anti-Party and factional activities and the three organized sections were discussed.

  • October 21, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 21 October 1957

    Puzanov discusses the logistics of the display of mobile Soviet exhibits about the use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes in Pyongyang with Nam Il.

  • October 22, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 22 October 1957

    Nam Il informs Puzanov of the leadership's approval of a display of a Soviet mobile scientific and technical exhibit on the peaceful use of atomic energy in Pyongyang.

  • October 23, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 23 October 1957

    Qiao Xiaoguang relays the results of the trip to China by the unofficial Korean delegation headed by Kim Il, where the draft of the first DPRK five-year plan and issues of the commodity exchange between the PRC and DPRK were discussed.

  • October 24, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 24 October 1957

    Nam Il informs the ambassadors of the results of the October KWP CC Plenum and expresses confident in sharp turn to be made in construction.

  • October 25, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 25 October 1957

    Jeong Il-yong discusses the issue concerning the construction of the Seongjin Steel Foundry and Nam Il informs Puzanov of the Presidium meeting in which Kim Du-bong explains his ties with Choe Chang-ik and Kim Seung-hwa in the previous year.

  • October 26, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 26 October 1957

    Puzanov informs Kim Il Sung of the acceptance of Mongolia, South Korea, and South Vietnam in the UN.

  • November 01, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 1 November 1957

    Puzanov informs Kim Il Sung that the USSR MFA agrees to hold talks about concluding various conventions and informs of an art exhibit in Moscow.

  • November 04, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 4 November 1957

    Puzanov presents Pak Jeong-ae with a secret letter from the CPSU.