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November 22, 1966

Concerning Roshchin's Conversation with Foster on November 17, 1966

This note summarizes a conversation between Alexei Roshchin and William Foster concerning Foster's views on individual provisions of the Soviet draft of the NPT, with Foster's primary concerns pertaining to Article I. The main issue of contention between the Soviet and American drafts is whether to explicitly prohibit the transfer of nuclear weapons on a group basis or within an alliance, as the Soviets desire, but to which the Americans do not want explicitly stated in the Treaty. Roshchin conveyed the readiness of the Soviets to continue discussions on Article I, to which Foster's response that he would need to coordinate with the White House on the official posture of the US government toward the new Soviet language on the issue.

October 12, 1950

Ciphered Telegram No. 25544, Roshchin to Filippov [Stalin]

Mao acknowledges a telegram from Stalin.

October 8, 1950

Telegram from Mao Zedong to Filippov (Stalin)

Mao informs Stalin that the Chinese volunteers could cross into Korea by October 15.

February 24, 1951

Ciphered Telegram from Roshchin to the Ministry of Finance

Reporting that the value of the ruble was decreasing in terms of the American dollar and the Chinese yuan because the exchange rate of the ruble in yuan is calculated through the American dollar; the value of gold on the black market; and that an agreement should be established between the People's Bank of China and the National Bank of the USSR on the settlement of the non-trade transactions between the ruble and the yuan in line with the price of gold, independent of the US dollar.

August 12, 1951

Telegram, Soviet Foreign Ministry to N. V. Roshchin (Soviet Ambassador in Beijing)

Message from the Soviet Foreign Ministry to its Ambassador to the PRC Roshchin, instructing him to inform Zhou Enlai of the USSR's intent to reluctantly take part in the peace conference at San Francisco.

October 7, 1950

Ciphered Telegram No. 25348, Roshchin to Filippov [Stalin]

Ambassador Roshchin passes a message from Mao to Stalin regarding the Chinese deployment of troops to Korea.

January 18, 1952

Memorandum of Conversation, Soviet Ambassador to China N.V. Roshchin with Chinese Minister of Public Security Luo Ruiqing, 24 December 1951

In the course of the discussion the matter of the proposed purge by the Chinese government of foreigners in Manchuria was raised. Luo Ruiqing said that the Chinese government intends to purge a series of regions of the country of unreliable elements: Manchuria, Qingdao, and Beijing. In the course of two years from these regions all foreigners of imperialist states will be deported. It’s more difficult to address the matter of local Soviet citizens. Among these local Soviet citizens there are dispersed columns of openly and secretly hostile elements, who have conducted in the past or carry on now espionage activities against the USSR and the Chinese People’s Republic.

May 24, 1951

Memorandum of Conversation, Soviet Ambassador to China N.V. Roshchin with Indian Ambassador K.M. Panikkar, 3 May 1951

On 3 May Roshchin was at a reception of the Indian ambassador Panikkar. At the reception many different representatives were present. During the reception Panikkar expressed his great frustration over his difficult situation regarding the export of grain from China, and informed that in the current situation in India there is no way to produce the quantity of grain that they could receive from China. There was given special attention to the Czechoslovak representatives and trade delegation.

July 22, 1950

Ciphered Telegram No. 22591 from Roschin to Filippov [Stalin]

Mao Zedong informs Stalin of China's military and strategic maneuvers in summer 1950 as a result of the Korean War.

July 5, 1950

Telegram from Flippov [Stalin] to Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai

Stalin informs Mao Zedong that Chinese armed forces should be stationed on the border with North Korea as a precaution against enemy forces crossing the 38th parallel.