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December 23, 1985

On the Current Situation in the DPRK

North Korea is said to have started acknowledging the World War II and Korean War-era assistance of the USSR and China once again. Some Western literature is now available in the DPRK. And a flurry of construction projects have begun outside of Pyongyang.

October 12, 1960

Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 12-14 October 1960

Ambassador Puzanov describes a visit to Gaesong (Kaesong).

September 1, 1951

Report from the Embassy of the Polish Republic in Korea for the Period of July through August 1951

Deperasinski reports on intensified bombings in Pyongyang, agriculture, women, education, as well as the activities of the Polish Embassy in Korea.

July 15, 1951

Official Note from the Embassy of the Polish Republic in Korea

Talks concerning truce open in Gaeseong between North and South Korea and are suspended due to disagreements on the neutral zone.

June 30, 1950

Telegram, Shtykov to Cde. Gromyko

A report from the Korean People's Army on events in the Korean War from June 25 through June 30, 1950.

July 3, 1951

Ciphered Telegram No. 21405, Mao Zedong to Cde. Filippov [Stalin]

Mao Zedong writes Stalin on the Chinese position for a ceasefire in the Korean War which the Chinese side will propose at an upcoming meeting with the UN negotiators. Mao asks Stalin for his opinion on the Chinese position.

August 28, 1951

CC Politburo decision with approved message from Stalin to Mao Zedong

Stalin agrees with Mao on the steps taken in response to the attacks, Stalin does not agree in inviting neutral countries to negotiations.

August 27, 1951

Ciphered Telegram No. 23256, Mao Zedong to Cde. Filippov [Stalin]

A telegram from Mao to Stalin informing the latter of the lack of developments at the armistice talks and accusing the Americans of provocative actions designed to pressure the communist delegation. He discusses the possibility of suspending negotiations and the possible outcomes of such a suspension.