February 19, 1946
Memorandum of Conversation of the Soviet Ambassador to China A.A. Petrov with the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Shijie
Soviet Ambassaodr Petrov reports on a conversation with the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Shijie. Shijie raises concerns about disputes between the Soviet and Chinese administration over the withdrawl of Soviet troops from the region and the control of property seized from the Japanese during the war. Petrov also raises the issue of Anti-Soviet demonstrations and propaganda in China.
April 02, 1946
Protocol No. 18 of a Meeting of the Special Committee under the Council of Ministers of the USSR (Excerpt)
Special dossier containing a resolution to send a Soviet geological prospecting party to survey North Korea for beryllium.
May 06, 1946
From the Diary of V.M. Molotov, Reception of the Chinese Ambassador to France, Jing Tai, on 6 May 1946 at 3:00 p.m. in the Soviet Embassy in Paris
The conversation is concerning the "German question" in terms of the conditions and aftermath of the surrender. PR China sees the negotiation on Germany as becoming an agreement that might apply similar to the question on the Japanese surrender. For this reason Jing Tai asks Molotov to allow China to take part in the negotiations on Germany. The trials of Japanese war criminals were also discussed.
May 25, 1946
Memorandum from M. Litvinov to Stalin, 25 May 1946
Memorandum from M. Litvinov to Stalin, 25 May 1946. Memorandum discusses comments on the American “Draft Treaties” and the provisions set up for Japan and Germany post-Potsdam.
June 04, 1946
Memorandum of Conversation, Soviet Ambassador to China A.A. Petrov with Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Shijie, 1 June 1946
Wang Shijie presented a draft of suggestions from the Chinese side about economic collaboration in Manchuria, as a proposal. This includes common mine excavations and the Chinese right to use Japanese enterprises in the former occupied Manchuria until the disagreement over the distribution of enemy property confiscated during the war was settled.
June 26, 1946
Letter from Cde. M. Suslov to Cde. A.A. Zhdanov
Cde. Suslov offers suggestions for Soviet policy toward the rebellion in northern Xinjiang and the East Turkestan Republic (ETR).
August 06, 1946
Talk with the American Correspondent Anna Louise Strong
Mao Zedong says that "all reactionaries are paper tigers" and discusses the Chinese Civil War. He also introduces the theory of the "intermediate zone," when he states that "the United States and the Soviet Union are separated by a vast zone which includes many capitalist, colonial and semi-colonial countries in Europe, Asia and Africa."
August 29, 1946
Kim Il Sung, 'For the Establishment of a United Party of the Working Masses: Report to the Inaugural Congress of the Workers' Party of North Korea'
Kim Il Sung's speech at the 1st Congress of the Korean Workers' Party.
September 11, 1946
Cipher Message No. 145101 from Meretskov and Grushevoy with a Letter to Stalin from Residents of Dalian
October 19, 1946
Cable No. 35419 from Petrov in Nanjing on Arrest of Orthodox Archbishop
Petrov reports on the arrest of Archbishop Viktor and demands his immediate release.
Top Secret Documents on the China Situation
North Korean intelligence on events in the Chinese Civil War.
January 01, 1947
Letter to General-Lieutenant Hodge on Northern Korea Providing Electricity to Southern Korea
Shtykov informs Ignatev of South Korea's current inability to pay its debt for electricity to North Korea.
January 12, 1947
Record of a Conversation between Soviet Ambassador in China A. A. Petrov and General Zhang Zhizhong on 7 January 1947
Petrov and Zhang discuss Xinjiang-Soviet trade and the overall state of Sino-Soviet relations.
February 24, 1947
Excerpt on Xinjiang from Minutes No. 57 of the VKP(b) CC Politburo Meetings
The CPSU Central Committee announces measures "directed against" Ospan Batyr (Osman Batur).
April 25, 1947
Protocol No. 36 of a Meeting of the Special Committee under the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union (Excerpt)
Special dossier refining aspects of the geological prospecting party to North Korea, to extract "rare elements".
May 12, 1947
Telegram from Shtykov to Stalin
Request to send Soviet specialists to North Korea to aid them. The DPRK especially needs help in the form of engineers to help them build their railroad. Shtykov notes that if the Koreans don’t receive aid from the Soviets, they'll turn to the Americans.
June 15, 1947
Cable, Stalin [Kuznetsov] to Mao Zedong [via Terebin]
Stalin, writing under the pseudonym “Fyodor Kuznetsov,” who was Stalin’s Chief of the GRU, tells “Terebin,” actually Soviet doctor and operative in Yan’an Andrei Orlov, to arrange a secret meeting in Moscow with Mao Zedong.
July 01, 1947
Cable, Stalin [Kuznetsov] to Mao Zedong [via Terebin]
Stalin, using the name of Chief of the GRU, Fyodor Kuznetsov, tells Terebin, actually Soviet operative in Yan'an Andrei Orlov, to delay Mao's secret visit to Moscow.
July 05, 1947
What Every Political Party and Social Organization Must Demand on the Establishment of a Democratic Interim Government of Korea
A reprinting of Kim Il Sung's June 14, 1947, speech to the Democratic National United Front on the establishment of a democratic interim government. An appendix to the publication contains Kim Il Sung's June 23, 1947, speech, "To the Korean Youth Before the Establishment of the Democratic Interim Government."
July 12, 1947
Letter from Ahmetjan Qasimi and Rahim Jan Sabri to Mr. Savel'yev, Consul General of the USSR in Urumqi
Ahmetjan Qasimi and a colleague asks for Stalin's and the Soviet Union's support in protecting the interests of Muslims in Xinjiang.