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  • September 26, 1955

    Letter to the CPSU Central Committee, Request from Radmanesh for Political Émigré Mozafari

    This letter describes the request of Cde. Radmanesh who requested that the CPSU CC increases the financial aid given to political emigre Mozafari due to the fact that Mozafari is an invalid. The CPSU CC agreed to this request.

  • September 26, 1955

    Letter to the CPSU Central Committee, Request from Radmanesh for Iskanderi

    This letter addresses Radmanesh's request that the CPSU CC give Iskanderi financial aid in order to help him obtain winter things and furniture for his family. The CPSU CC agreed to this request.

  • September 28, 1955

    Letter to the CPSU Central Committee, Request from Radmanesh for Mortaza Yazdi

    In this letter the People's Party of Iran request that the CPSU CC help Doctor Mortaza Yazdi and Sharmini among others, as they are all facing execution by the Tehran's military court. Also asks to send Iraj Iskanderi and Ehsan Tabari to Prague to organize protests against executions. The CPSU CC denied the request to go to Prague, but agreed to appeal to various fraternal Communist parties and organize a protest campaign.

  • October 07, 1955

    Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs Committee of Information, 'Memo About Mohammed Reza Pahlavia, the Shah and Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Iran'

    This memo includes a brief background about the Shah of Iran, and goes into great depth about the Shah's most recently implemented reforms and policies, as well as his suppression of opposition forces in Iran and Iranian foreign policy that is closely aligned with Western powers. Also discusses Iran's relation with the Soviet Union.

  • November 19, 1955

    Letter to Cde. I. I. Kozlov, 'List of the Main Newspapers and Magazines Published in Tehran'

    This is a list of the main magazines and newspapers published in Tehran. Includes information on the publisher and the circulation of the publication, as well as the general opinion put out by the publication.

  • December 04, 1955

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 4 December 1955

    DPRK Vice Premier Pak Ui-wan and Minister of Construction Kim Seung-hwa report to Ivanov about the KWP CC plenum decision to expel Pak Il-u and Kim Yeol from the party and the Central Committee. The conversation touches on the issue of a group of Soviet Korean members who have been accused of supporting anti-Party reactionary writers.

  • December 06, 1955

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 6 December 1955

    Nam Il tells Ivanov that Kim Il Sung is actively working to settle the issue of citizenship among Soviet Koreans in the party. Kim acknowledges that granting them citizenship could help ease relations between them and local Koreans. Nam insists that Kim does not believe that the Soviet Koreans are ill-intentioned.

  • December 07, 1955

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 7 December 1955

    Ivanov speaks with Kim Il Sung about the proceedings of the most recent KWP CC plenum. The plenum touched upon plans to improve North Korea’s agriculture sector. Ivanov describes in length Kim’s accusation of Chinese and Soviet Korean party members of undermining the party leadership. Ivanov advises against categorizing party members as Soviet, Chinese, or local.

  • December 10, 1955

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 10 December 1955

    Nam Il explains that the shortcomings and mistakes of a few individual Soviet Korean party members have aroused hostile sentiments against Soviet Koreans as an entire group.

  • December 12, 1955

    Letter to the CPSU Central Committee, Request from Radmanesh for Iskanderi and Rust

    This letter from Radmanesh asks the CPSU CC to give Iskanderi and Rust the means for travel to Tajikistan and asks the CP CC of Tajikistan to help them when they are there.

  • December 12, 1955

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 12 December 1955

    Ivanov meets with Chinese Ambassador Pan Zili. Pan reports that Sweden and Switzerland are working to reorganize the Neutral Nations Korean Armistice Supervisory Commission.

  • December 15, 1955

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 15 December 1955

    Ivanov tells Nam Il that the Polish government is in favor of Sweden’s and Switzerland’s proposal to reorganize the Neutral Nations Korean Armistice Supervisory Commission. Nam Il says he is still unsure about the motives of the Swedish and Swiss governments.

  • December 15, 1955

    Record of a Conversation between Soviet Embassy Counselor Petrov and former Editor of the Journal 'Novaya Koreya' Song Jin-hwa

    Song Jin-hwa informs Petrov that he has officially been expelled from the KWP and has lost his position as editor of the journal “Novaya Koreya” [New Korea]. Song lists several reasons for his expulsion, and asks if as a Soviet citizen, he could be allowed to return to the USSR.

  • December 16, 1955

    Letter to the CPSU Central Committee, Request from Radmanesh for Iskanderi and Rust

    This letter states Radmanesh's request to send NPI CC members Iraj Iskanderi and Reza Rust to Stalinabad in order for them to familiarize themselves with the situation of Iranian emigres in the Tajik SSR. The CPSU agreed to send them with F. F. Voloshin.

  • December 16, 1955

    Letter to Suslov, Secretary of the CPSU CC, from Akhmed Ali Gulam Rzayevich Rasadi, Member of the Bureau of the CC CP of the Azerbaijan Democratic Party 

    This letter from A. G. Rasadi requests a meeting with M. A. Suslov. When Suslov later received him, Rasadi handed over a sealed and classified package.

  • December 17, 1955

    Soviet Memo, 'Concerning the Trip of Iranian Cultural Figures to the USSR'

    This informational memo discusses a trip to the USSR made my Iranian cultural figures who visited many of the cultural and artistic centers of the USSR and then returned to Iran speaking very highly of their experience. The memo notes that although their positive statements were published in many newspapers, there were still some reactionaries that tried to discredit the trip.

  • December 20, 1955

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 20 December 1955

    Nam Il and Ivanov discuss the agricultural tax and the issue of Soviet Koreans in the Party. In another meeting, Pak Jeong-ae assures Ivanov that the KWP CC is going to widely disseminate translations of speeches made by Bulganin and Khrushchev.

  • December 22, 1955

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 22 December 1955

    Nam Il explains that all Soviet Koreans are facing hostility from local Koreans due to the mistakes of a few individuals, who he says have warranted condemnation by failing to assimilate properly to political and private life in the DPRK. The two also discuss recent developments in Sweden's and Switzerland's efforts to reorganize the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission.

  • December 23, 1955

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 23 December 1955

    Ivanov meets with GDR Ambassador Richard Fischer, who reports although GDR Prime Minister Otto Grotewohl and Kim Il Sung have spoken about strengthening GDR-DPRK relations, East Germany is currently unable to supply further material aid to the DPRK.

  • December 24, 1955

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 24 December 1955

    Ambassador Ivanov speaks with Nam Il about Soviet Koreans’ citizenship and agricultural cooperatives.