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  • May 17, 1961

    Report, Embassy of the Hungarian People’s Republic in the DPRK to the Foreign Ministry of Hungary

    Hungarian Ambassador Károly Práth reports on a conversation with Soviet Ambassador Puzanov about the cult of personality in North Korea and leadership within the Korean Workers' Party

  • June 08, 1961

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

    Hungarian Ambassador Károly Práth reports on party membership and purges in the Korean Workers' Party based on a speech delivered by Kim Il Sung.

  • September 20, 1961

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

    A report on the members of the 11-member Political Bureau of the Korean Worker's Party and the Vice Chairman of Central Committee.

  • September 25, 1961

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

    A report on the agenda of the congress, including seven year plan to develop economy and election of the party's leading organs.

  • October 08, 1963

    Cable from Qiang Xiaochu, 'Premier Kim Received the Study Delegation'

    Kim Il Sung meets with cabinet officials and the Workers' Party of Korea to dicuss agriculture and the Korean revolution.

  • March 20, 1964

    Record of Conversation between Liu Shaoqi, Zhou Enlai, and Pak Seong-cheol

    Chinese and North Korean statesmen discuss border issues, conversations with representatives of the Romanian Communist Party, and the unreasonable Soviet attitude regarding the Sino-Soviet debates.

  • June 13, 1967

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, No. 76.203, TOP SECRET, June 13, 1967

    Socialist diplomats in Pyongyang speculate about the disappearances of Pak Geum-cheol and other leading officials from the Korean Workers' Party.

  • June 15, 1967

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, No. 76.208, TOP SECRET, June 15, 1967

    Chinese and Romanian diplomats review Sino-North Korean relations and the recent purges of Pak Geum-cheol and other leading officials from the Korean Workers' Party.

  • July 28, 1967

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, TOP SECRET, No. 76.247, July 28, 1967

    Romanian and Vietnamese diplomats discuss the purges in the Korean Workers' Party and North Korea's reunification policy.

  • July 30, 1967

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, TOP SECRET, No. 76.276, July 30, 1967

    I. Horjenevski and A. Lazar discuss Czech loans to North Korea and the important purges taking place in North Korea an effort to achieve the "monolithic unity" of the Korean Workers' Party.

  • August 03, 1967

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, No. 76.279, TOP SECRET, August 3, 1967

    A. Lazar and G. Chubotarenko from the Soviet Embassy in Pyongyang discuss the purge of Pak Geum-cheol from the Korean Workers' Party.

  • October 27, 1967

    Note from the GDR Embassy in Pyongyang to Comrade Libermann

    A Chinese Red Guard newspaper harshly criticized the DPRK revisionists' attitude towards PRC.

  • July 16, 1973

    On the Visit of a PRP Party and Parliamentary Delegation to the DPRK

    The East German Embassy in Warsaw reports on the improvement in relations between North Korea and China after the Cultural Revolution.

  • October 22, 1973

    Note on Conversation with Comrade Denisov, Counselor at USSR Embassy, on 12 October 1973 in the GDR Embassy

    A note on conversation covering North Korea's unification policy, a change of Kim Il Sung's personal adviser, the relationship between North Korea and Syria, and the importation of grains from Soviet Union.

  • October 31, 1973

    Hungarian Embassy in the DPRK, Telegram, 31 October 1973. Subject: Personal changes in the Korean leadership.

    The Hungarian Embassy reports on O Jin-u's growing influence in the Korean Workers' Party.

  • November 12, 1974

    GDR Ambassador Pyongyang to Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Berlin

    Excerpt from East German ambassador's message about the defection of a North Korean security officer. The officer describes the increasing promotion of Kim Jong Il as a potential successor to his father.

  • November 27, 1974

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

    Hungarian Charge d’Affaires Janos Taraba reports on the "personality cult reigning in the KWP," and describes the two camps that have emerged in response to the question of the succession of Kim Il Sung

  • April 14, 1975

    GDR Ambassador Pyongyang to Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Berlin

    Excerpt from East German ambassador's message which mentions the increasing profile of Kim Il Sung's first wife and her oldest son, Kim Jong Il, in North Korean propaganda.

  • August 18, 1975

    Voluntary Liberal Democratic Party MP North Korea Visit (Part 2)

    A report on visits by Japanese parliamentary delegations to North Korea.

  • December 12, 1975

    GDR Ambassador Pyongyang to Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Berlin

    Excerpt from East German ambassador's message about celebrations in North Korea initiated by Kim Jong Il.