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Soviet Union-North Korea Relations

This collection of documents is about the relationship between the Soviet Union and North Korea.

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March 5, 1949

Notes of the Conversation between Comrade I.V. Stalin and a Governmental Delegation from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea headed by Kim Il Sung

Kim Il Sung and Stalin discuss the military and economy in North Korea, Soviet-North Korean relations, and North Korea's relations with other foreign countries.

January 30, 1950

Telegram from Stalin to Shtykov

Stalin asks Shtykov to relay a message to Kim Il Sung about North Korea's proposed offensive against South Korea and Soviet Union's request for lead from North Korea.

April 1950

Record of a Conversation of Cde. Stalin with Kim Il Sung and Pak Heon-yeong

Kim Il Sung and Stalin discuss the North Korean economy and Soviet-North Korean cooperation.

January 19, 1950

Telegram Shtykov to Vyshinsky on a Luncheon at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK

Shtykov reports a meeting with Kim Il Sung, along with Chinese and Korean delegates. Kim Il Sung expresses his view on the prospect of a liberation of the South Korean people that is to follow the Chinese success in liberation. Kim expresses his view that the South Koreans support his cause for reunification which the South Korean government does not seem to purse, and that he desires to ask Stalin for permission on an offensive action on South Korea.

September 22, 1948

Telephone Message via VCh, Kim Il Sung to Generalissimo Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin

Kim praises Stalin and the USSR for its role in securing Korean independence and in negotiating with the Americans on the Korean issue