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  • January 29, 1953

    Ciphered Telegram from Mao Zedong to Semenov [Stalin]

    Mao requests from the Soviet government 3,000 tons ammonal, 24 million blasting caps, and 9.6 million meters of safety fuse. He asks that these things be supplied February-March, in two parts.

  • February 18, 1953

    CPSU Politburo Decision Along with Proposals from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Trade

    Decision to adopt the proposal made by the Minister of Foreign Trade and Minister of Foreign Affairs, and to defer the DPRK's loan payments represented in the Agreement of 14 November 1951.

  • March 30, 1969

    Letter, Soviet Deputy Head of the Department of the Central Committee P. Ivanshutin, on Czechoslovak Protests following Czechoslovak-Soviet Hockey Game

    Letter describing anti-Soviet protests in Czechoslovakia following the defeat of the Soviets in the Ice Hockey World Championships.

  • March 31, 1967

    Czechoslovak Communist Party (CPCz), Intra-party Information Concerning Public Response to USSR-Czechoslovakia Match at the Ice-hockey World Championship in Vienna

    Report describing the polarized public response in Czechoslovakia to the Soviet-Czech hockey match during the World Championships in Vienna. The match (which Czechoslovakia lost 2-4) involved multiple fights and when the Soviet anthem played during the final ceremony it was accompanied by deafening boos and catcalls from the audience.

  • March 29, 1969

    Report on Visit of Soviet Ambassador Stepan Chervenenko to Czechoslovak Foreign Ministry

    Conversation between Soviet Ambassador Chervenenko and Czechoslovak State Secretary Václav Pleskot. They discuss the recent Ice Hockey World Championship and the anti-Soviet political protests which took place following Czechoslovakia's defeat of the Soviet Union. Tensions were high following the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and protesters in cities across Czechoslovakia attacked the offices of Aeroflot, the Soviet Army, and the Soviet embassy.

  • April 01, 1969

    Record of Conversation, Czechoslovak Defense Minister Martin Dzúr and Soviet Defense Minister Andrei Grechko, Prague

    Top Czechoslovak and Soviet military officials discuss the recent anti-Soviet protests in Czechoslovakia following the following the defeat of the Soviets by the Czechoslovak national team at the hockey world championships in Stockholm. Defense Minister and Marshal of the Soviet Union andrei Grechko warned that Warsaw Pact troops would invade again if the Czechoslovak leadership could not contain the anti-Soviet protests.

  • March 31, 1969

    Czechoslovak Interior Minister Jan Pelnář, Report on Security Situation in Czechoslovakia on Night of 28-29 March 1969

    Detailed report prepared by the Czechoslovak Federal Ministry of Interior listing anti-Soviet protests that took place in the evening of March 28-29 following the defeat of the Soviets by the Czechoslovak national team at the hockey world championships in Stockholm.

  • April 01, 1969

    Minutes of the 18th Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia on the events of March 28 and 29, 1969

    The Czechoslovakia Executive Committee discusses the anti-Soviet protests of March 28-29 following the defeat of the Soviets by the Czechoslovak national team at the hockey world championships in Stockholm. Segments dealing with procedural or organizational matters and parts where the discussion repeats itself or digresses to other, unrelated issues have been omitted.

  • November 03, 1951

    CPSU Central Committee Politburo Decision with Telegram for Stalin

    Decision to approve the request of the government of the DPRK to manufacture and supply to Korea 89,000 orders (a type of military medal), 300,100 medals, and 100 copies of the charter for the Korean Hammer and Sickle medal, and to approve the draft on the matter mentioned in the first paragraph of this resolution.

  • December 09, 1951

    Telegram from Shtemenko to Poskrebyshev

    Reporting that in all the battles from 1 November 1950 to December 1951 fought by the airforce and anti-aircraft artillery, 569 enemy aircrafts were shot down, and 510 allies' aircrafts were shot down.

  • March 07, 1952

    CPSU Politburo Decision on Razuvaev's Telegram #188-190

    Razuvaev's suggestion to publish an interview with Kim Il Sung is unacceptable.

  • March 22, 1952

    Ciphered Telegram from Kim Il Sung to Razuvaev

    Telegram asking for agreement/confirmation from the USSR government in order to award a number of Soviet military advisors (list included) for their military assistance.

  • July 16, 1952

    Ciphered Telegram No. 4018 from Filippov [Stalin] to Mao Zedong via Krasovsky

    Stalin agrees with Mao's position on repatriation and says Kim Il Sung agrees as well.

  • July 24, 1952

    Ciphered Telegram from Filippov [Stalin] to Mao Zedong via Krasovsky

    Telegram stating that it would be impossible to fulfill Mao's request on supplying arms and resources for a certain number of divisions, and that fulfilling even a fifth of his request (which they did) was difficult.

  • August 25, 1952

    Ciphered Telegram from Zhou Enlai to Stalin transmitting a series of telegrams between Mao and Kim Il Sung

    Telegram asking Stalin for his opinion on Kim Il Sung's and Mao's request to visit Moscow, and if he agrees to fulfill their request, would he please give instructions for sending a special plane to Beijing for informal transport of Kim Il Sung, Pak Hon-Yong, Peng Dehuai, and another eight people.

  • November 03, 1952

    CPSU Politburo Decision with an Approved Message from Pushkin to Stalin

    Decision to approve the draft TASS publication denying the reported talks between the Soviet Union and the United States on the Korean issue.

  • March 27, 1984

    Cable from Ambassador Katori to the Foreign Minister, 'Prime Minister Visit to China (Conversation with General Secretary Hu Yaobang)'

    An addendum to the conversation notes between Hu Yaobang and Nakasone Yasuhiro.

  • March 25, 1984

    Cable from Ambassador Katori to the Foreign Minister, 'Prime Minister Visit to China (Foreign Ministers’ Discussion – The State of the Korean Peninsula)'

    Abe Shintaro and Wu Xueqian review developments in Korea in light of North Korea's attempted assassination of Chun Doo-hwan during the Rangoon bombing.

  • March 25, 1984

    Cable from Ambassador Katori to the Foreign Minister, 'Prime Minster Visit to China (Conversation with Chairman Deng Xiaoping)'

    Deng and Nakasone briefly exchange views on the Soviet Union and its military build up in Mongolia.

  • March 25, 1984

    Cable from Ambassador Katori to the Foreign Minister, 'Prime Minister Visit to China (Foreign Ministers’ Discussion – Bilateral Relations)'

    Foreign Ministers Wu Xueqian and Abe Shintaro review several outstanding issues in Sino-Japanese relations.