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(Source: APRF, Fond 3, Opis 65, Delo 826, tional and intelligence departments of the
Korean comrades at the present time. Listy 108-109]
PVO district; Adviser to the Chief of Staff of 3. Advise Comrade Kim Il Sung not to
the VVS can advise the work also of the Chief scatter the air force, but to concentrate it on 25. 25 July 1950, ciphered telegram, of the Operational Department of the Staff of the front. It is necessary that each attack by Vyshinsky to Roshchin transmitting mes- the VVS district.
the People's Army on any portion of the front sage from Filippov (Stalin) to Zhou Enlai The 38 advisers will leave for China begin with a number of decisive blows by
attack planes on the troops of the enemy, that MID USSR
the fighter planes defend the troops of the Tenth Department Received 4 hours 30 Copies: Stalin (2), Molotov
Peoples Army from the blows of the enemy minutes 25/VII.1950
nes as much as possible. If it is necessary, Dispatched 5 hours 55 minutes 25/ (Source: APRF, Fond 45, Opis 1, Delo 334,
we can throw in additional assault aircraft VII.1950 List 94]
and fighter aircraft for the Korean air force. CIPHERED TELEGRAM
Fyn-Si (Stalin) to Kim Il Sung (via Shtykov) No. 483/sh
Copy No. 1 To Stalin
8th Department of the General Staff of the
(Source: APRF, Fond 45, Opis 1, Delo 347, On the authorization of Filippov, trans
CIPHERED TELEGRAM No. 75021 Listy 5-6, 10-11 (original copy); and AVPRF, mit to Mao Zedong or Zhou Enlai that we Pyongyang Soviet Ambassador.
Fond 059a, Opis 5a, Delo 4, Papka 11, Listy agree with the proposed procedure and time Verbally transmit the following to Kim Il 155-156] period for training Chinese pilots on jet Sung. If he demands it in written form-give planes.
it to him in written form, but without my 28. 31 August 1950, ciphered telegram, Telegraph the fulfillment. signature.
Shtykov to Fyn-Si (Stalin) re meeting with VYSHINSKY
1. The CC VKP(b) [Central Committee, Kim Il Sung 25.VII.50
All-Union Communist Party (bolshevik)] saCopies: Stalin, Molotov, Malenkov, lutes Comrade Kim Il Sung and his friends for
CIPHERED TELEGRAM Vyshinsky, 10th Department, Copy. the great liberational struggle of the Korean From Pyongyang. Sent 31.8.50 11:32
people which comrade Kim Il Sung is leading Received 31.8 17:27 [Source: APRF, Fond 45, Opis 1, Delo 334, with brilliant success. CC VKP(b) has no Sent to the 8th Department of the General List 90]
doubt that in the soonest time the interven- Staff of the Armed Forces 31.8 17:35 tionists will be driven out of Korea with
By telegraph 26. 27 August 1950, ciphered telegram, ignominy.
FYN-SI [Stalin] Filippov (Stalin) to Zhou Enlai
2. Comrade Kim Il Sung should not be To No. 483/sh.
embarrassed by the fact that he does not have In accordance with your order of 29.8.50 CIPHERED TELEGRAM No. 3962 solid successes in the war against the inter- I visited KIM IL SUNG and communicated Beijing
ventionists, that the successes are sometimes to him the contents of the telegram. KIM IL To Comrade Kotov
interrupted by delays in the advance or even SUNG listened to my communication and To No. 1726.
by some local set-backs. In such a war asked permission to write down its contents, Visit Zhou Enlai and transmit to him the continuous successes do not occur. The Rus- which I dictated to him. reply to his telegram about military advisers. sians also did not have continuous successes KIM IL SUNG received your letter very “To Comrade Zhou Enlai.
during the civil war and even more during the well, thanking you several times, underscorThe Soviet Government has satisfied war with Germany. The greatest success of ing that it is a very good letter. your request about sending Soviet military the Korean people is that Korea has now Afterwards he asked my agreement to advisers—specialists in PVO [Anti-Aircraft become the most popular country in the world summon [Foreign Minister] Pak Hon-Yong Defense) and VVS[Air Force] to the Eastern and has turned into the banner of the move- and read him your telegram. and Northeastern military districts. 38 ad- ment in Asia for liberation from the imperial- After exchanging opinions with Pak visers will be sent to China, of which 10 will ist yoke. The armies of all enslaved peoples Hon-Yong he asked my opinion about be specialists in PVO and 28 specialists in will now learn from the Korean People's whether he can bring it to the notice of the VVS.
Army the art of bringing decisive blows to the members of the PolitSoviet (Political CounAs regards the remaining 26 advisers, Americans and to any imperialists. More- cil] of the CC, in connection with which he we consider that there is no special need to over, Comrade Kim Il Sung should not forget underscored that this is a very important send them, since the work of these advisers that Korea is not alone now, that it has allies, letter and he needs to communicate its concan be fulfilled by the 38 advisers being sent who are rendering and will render it aid. The tents since some members of the PolitSoviet to China, specifically: Adviser to the Chief position of the Russians during the Anglo- are in a poor state of mind. It will be useful of Staff PVO, apart from his main work can French-American intervention in 1919 was to them to know the contents of this letter. advise the work of the Chiefs of the opera- several times worse than the position of the I replied that if he considers this necessary then he can do it. KIM IL SUNG replied (Source: APRF, Fond 45, Opis 1, Delo 347,
[Mikoyan, Kaganovich, Bulganin, that he would convene the PolitSoviet to- Listy 14-15 and AVPRF, Fond 059a, Opis Khrushchev, Vyshinsky, File of 8th Departmorrow and read them the contents of this 5a, Delo 4, Papka 11, List 162]
ment. letter. SHTYKOV
30.13 September 1950, ciphered telegram, (Source: APRF, Fond 45, Opis 1, Delo 347, No. 1001
Shtykov to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Listy 18-19 and AVPRF, Fond 059a, Opis 30.8.50 Moscow
5a, Delo 4, Papka 11, Listy 163-164] Copies: Stalin (2), Malenkov, Beria, Bulganin, Mikoyan, Khrushchev, File of 8th CIPHERED TELEGRAM No. 600155/III. (documents from 21 September 1950 through Department.
From Pyongyang Sent 13.9.50 Received 14 October 1950 appear following the ar. 13.9. 13:15
ticle in this issue by Alexandre Mansourov] [Source: APRF, Fond 45, Opis 1, Delo 347, Sent to the 8th Department of the General Listy 12-13 and AVPRF, Fond 059a, Opis Staff of the Armed Forces 13.9 13:22. 31. 25 October 1950, VKP(b) CC [All5a, Delo 4, Papka 11, Listy 159-160]
Union Communist Party (bolshevik)]CenExtremely urgent.
tral Committee Politburo decision with 29. 31 August 1950, ciphered telegram, Moscow—Ministry of Foreign Affairs approved directives to Foreign Minister Shtykov to Fyn-Si (Stalin) transmitting of the USSR.
Vyshinsky (at the United Nations in New letter from Kim Il Sung to Stalin
In connection with the forthcoming ses- York) and to Soviet Ambassador in Wash
sion of the [UN] General Assembly, we ington CIPHERED TELEGRAM
consider it advisable to recommend to the FYN-SI (Stalin).
government of the Korean People's Demo- All-Union Communist Party (bolshevik), I transmit the letter I received.
cratic Republic to send a statement to the CENTRAL COMMITTEE According to the report of KIM IL General Assembly and the Security Council, No. P78/332 To Comrades Bulganin, SUNG's secretary, MUN IL, this text of the in which, on the basis of documents found in Molotov, Gromyko. letter was confirmed by the PolitSoviet of the the archives of the Rhee Syngmann (South Excerpt from protocol No. 78 of the meeting CC of the Labor Party.
Korean] government, to show how the clique of the Politburo CC VKPR(b). SHTYKOV of RHEE SYNGMANN prepared an attack
Decision of 25 October 1950 No. 1011/sh
on the north, to set forth once again the 332. - About the use by the United States of 31.8.1950
position of the government of the Korean Japanese in the war against Korea. Copies to Stalin (2), Malenkov, Beria, People's Democratic Republic on the ques- To confirm the draft order of MIDUSSR Bulganin, Mikoyan, Khrushchev, File of the tion of the illegality of the American inter- to Comrade Vyshinsky (attachment 1) and to 8th Department.
vention in Korea, to illuminate the barbaric the Soviet representative in the Far Eastern
acts of the American armed forces in Korea Commission (attachment 2). “DEAR comrade STALIN, I.V. and to demand the adoption of measures for
SECRETARY CC We are deeply touched by your atten- the immediate cessation of the American tion. intervention and the withdrawal from Korea
To p.332(op) pr.PB No. 78 We bring to you, our dear teacher, grati- of the troops of the foreign interventionists.
Attachment 1 tude for the warm sympathy and advice. In In addition to this statement (we advise] NEW YORK the decisive period of the struggle of the to send to the General Assembly and the TO VYSHINSKY Korean people we have received great moral Security Council photocopies of the docu- 353. Your proposal about the inadvissupport from you. We have firmly resolved ments to which reference will be made in the ability of supporting in the General Assemto win the final victory in the struggle against statement of the government of the Korean bly the accusation made by the government the American interventionists, who are try- People's Democratic Republic.
of the DPRK against the USA, which is using ing anew to enslave Korea.
In such case as you agree to this pro- Japanese in the aggressive war against the In the noble struggle for independence posal, we ask you to communicate when it Korean people, we consider incorrect. A and freedom we constantly feel your fatherly would be convenient to send such a state- statement by the Soviet delegation in the care and assistance. ment.
General Assembly with a declaration of sup We wish you many years of life and We would consider it advisable also to port for the accusation made by the governhealth.
inform the government of the Korean People's ment of the DPRK against the USA, cannot Yours faithfully,
Democratic Republic about the position weaken our position with regard to this quesKIM IL SUNG
which the Soviet delegation in the General tion in the Far Eastern Commission. There(upon commission of the PolitSoviet of Assembly will take on the Korean question. fore it is necessary for you to support the the CC (Central Committee) of the Labor We ask your orders.
protest of the government of the DPRK Party of Korea)
against the use by the Americans of Japanese city of PYONGYANG No. 1154/sh.
servicemen in the war in Korea. Use the facts 31.8.1950.” 13 September of this year
brought forth in the statement of Pak HonCopies: Stalin (2), Molotov, Malenkov, Beria, Yong, in one of your next speeches in the General Assembly at an appropriate mo- USA of Japanese servicemen in the war Note: ment, according to your discretion.
against the Korean people. The Soviet del- Comrade Zakharov has familiarized We are simultaneously giving an order egation considers that the Far Eastern Com- himself with this telegram and considers that to the Soviet representative in the DVK [Far mission must not disregard the aforemen[
the trip of the naval commander with adviser Eastern Commission] to make a correspond- tioned facts, which testify to the direct viola
Kuz’min is necessary. ing statement on this question and to support tion of the agreed-upon decision on the de
ROSHCHIN the protest of the government of the DPRK militarization of Japan.”
No. 2623 against the use by the United States of Japa- Give the statement to the press.
28.10 nese in military operations in Korea.
A. GROMYKO By order of Instantsiia [i.e., Stalin).
[Source: APRF, Fond 45, Opis 1, Delo 334, A. GROMYKO
[Source: APRF, Fond 3, Opis 65, Delo 827, Listy 62-63]
Listy 141-143 and AVPRF, Fond 059a, Opis
Filippov (Stalin) to Mao Zedong
32. 28 October 1950, ciphered telegram,
BEIJING - to Comrade Zakharov
For MAO ZEDONG following statement at the next meeting of SECOND MAIN ADMINISTRATION OF
To Comrade MAO ZEDONG the Far Eastern Commission:
THE GENERAL STAFF OF THE SOVIET I received your telegram about naval “As is known, the Minister of Foreign ARMY
matters. I agree to the trip to MOSCOW of Affairs of the Korean People's Democratic CIPHERED TELEGRAM No. 26239 XIAO, JINGUANG and the other comrades. Republic, Pak Hon-Yong, has sent to the Copies: Stalin (2), Molotov, Malenkov, Beria,
FILIPPOV [Stalin] chairman of the General Assembly and to Mikoyan, Kaganovich, Bulganin
29.10.50. the chairman of the Security Council a pro- From Beijing Received 19 hours 50 minutes Copies: Stalin, Bulganin test against the use of Japanese servicemen 28.10.1950 in military actions in Korea. In this protest
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[Source: APRF, Fond 45, Opis 1, Delo 334, it is shown that in the fundamental facts
TO FILIPPOV [Stalin]
List 64] found in the decree of the government of the 27 October I received the following teleKorean People's Democratic Republic, it is gram from Mao Zedong addressed to you: 34. 1 November 1950, ciphered telegram, established that Japanese servicemen par- “Comrade Filippov!
Fyn-Si (Stalin) to Shtykov ticipated in battles in the area of Seoul to- In connection with the military situation gether with American troops, that one Japa- that has developed in China at the present
CIPHERED TELEGRAM No. 5222 nese company participated in battles in the time, we urgently need to acquire from the
TO SHTYKOV area of Chkholvon and that a significant Soviet Union the following armaments for number of Japanese are found in the 7th and the navy: high-speed torpedo boats, floating
request that our officers and advi8th divisions of the Rhee Syngmann troops. mines, armored ships, small patrol boats, sers remain in the disposition of the [North]
The use by the United States of Japa- minesweeping equipment, coastal fortress Koreans for the formation of Korean divinese servicemen in military operations in artillery and torpedo bomber planes.
sions. Such a point of view of yours is well Korea is a gross violation of the Potsdam I therefore intend to send immediately to known to us. But we do not know the points declaration, and also of section III of the Moscow by plane the commander of the navy of view of the [North) Korean government, resolution of the Far Eastern Commission Xiao Jinguang together with adviser Com- we do not know whether it wishes to have “Basic Policy in Relation to Japan after rade Kuz’min in order to conduct negotia- Soviet officers and advisers in the future or Capitulation” of June 19, 1947, and the tions with the responsible comrades of the prefers to invite Chinese. You still have not resolution adopted on the basis of this docu- Soviet Navy on the question of the request for communicated the point of view of the Koment “Prohibition of Military Activity in the above mentioned arms and on the ques- rean government on this subject. We cannot Japan and Use of Japanese Military Equip- tion of the construction of the Chinese navy in impose our advisers and officers on the Koment” of February 12, 1948. The Potsdam the future.
rean government. Let KIM IL SUNG comdeclaration and aforementioned resolution Along with Comrade Xiao Jinguang, municate his point of view regarding this. of the Far Eastern Commission provide for two other comrades from the navy administhe full disarmament and demilitarization of tration of China, Lue Shuchu and deputy
FYN SI [STALIN] Japan, forbid the reestablishment or posses
chief of the rear administration of the navy sion of any kind of Japanese military forma- Comrade Tsin I-tin, must also go [to Mos- 1 November 1950 tions. cow).
Copies: Stalin (2), 8th Department of the The Soviet delegation supports the pro- I ask you to review the aforementioned General Staff to Shtykov test of the government of the Korean People's and give me a corresponding reply. Democratic Republic against the use by the MAO ZEDONG 27 October 1950.” (Source: APRF, Fond 45, Opis 1, Delo 347,
List 84, and AVPRF, Fond 059a, Opis 5a, a) 6 PO-2 planes, which are fully com- part in military operations in KOREA, have Delo 3, Papka 11, List 161]
bat ready and are carrying out night mis- only (six) battle sets of rifle-machine gun
sions. There are 14 pilots, and from the 15 cartridges. In the future, in connection with 35. 2 November 1950, ciphered telegram, PO-2 available, 5 planes crashed during land- the development of military operations, we S.E. Zakharov, Soviet military represen- ings and takeoffs at the airfield itself and 4 will have a very great need to supply the tative in Beijing, to Fyn Si (Stalin) planes were lost while on missions.
army with ammunition. If there is no change
b) 25 pilots for IL-10 planes, but up to in military production, then the rearmament Second Main Administration of the General now there are no planes for them
can be begun in the second half of 1951. Staff of the Soviet Army
6. The command of the mixed air divi- For overcoming the difficulties of the CIPHERED TELEGRAM No. 26416 sion of Koreans in ANDONG has been present time I ask you to review the question Copies: Stalin (2), Molotov, Malenkov, Beria, formed. It is headed by General LI FART. of the possibility of the delivery of small Mikoyan, Kaganovich, Bulganin, 7. Comrade PETRACHEV asks about arms for 36(thirty-six) divisions in the course Vasilevsky, Shtemenko, Lomov
the possibility of receiving 25 Il-10 planes of January and February 1951, according to From Beijing 15 hours 30 minutes and 10 PO-2 planes.
the following list (name, quantity in pieces): 2.11.1950
1. Soviet rifles 140,000.
2. Rifle cartridges 58,000,000.
3. Soviet sub-machine guns 26,000. To No. 5228 of 2.11.50
Report: No. 5228 of 2.11.50 asked Comrade 4. Cartridges for sub-machine guns I report: Through Colonel Petrachev, ad- Zakharov about the fact that there are dis- 80,000,000. viser to the Korean air force, I have obtained crepancies between his report and Belov’s 5. Soviet light machine guns 7,000. the following specific information:
report about the air battle in the region of 6. Cartridges for light machine guns 1. By the first of November a regiment Andong. He was ordered to elucidate this 37,000,000. was formed using 26 Korean pilots that have discrepancy and report about the participa- 7. Soviet heavy machine guns 2,000. been trained and 24 Yak-9 planes that are tion of Korean planes in battles and about the 8. Cartridges for heavy machine guns located in An'dun. fact that two of them did not return.
20,000,000. 2. On November 1 of this year, 8 planes 8
9. Pilots' handguns 1,000. of this regiment went into battle for the first [Source: APRF, Fond 45, Opis 1, Delo 335, 10. Cartridges for pilots' handguns time, in the region of ANSIU. As a result of Listy 71-72 and AVPRF, Fond 059a, Opis 100,000. this flight 2 B-29 planes and a Mustang were 5a, Delo 4, Papka 11, Listy 187-188]
11. TNT 1,000 tons. downed. Two Yak-9's did not return from
I ask you to communicate to me the the battle.
36. 8 November 1950, ciphered telegram, results of your review of my request. The first report from comrade Belov to Mao Zedong to Filippov )Stalin)
I wish you health. me about the loss of the two Yak-9 planes in
MAO ZEDONG abattle in the region of ANDONG-SINGISIU SECOND MAIN ADMINISTRATION OF No. 2784 was thus imprecise.
THE GENERAL STAFF OF THE SOVIET 7.11.50 The losses relate to a battle in the region ARMY of ANSIU.
CIPHERED TELEGRAM No. 26637 [Source: APRF, Fond 45, Opis 1, Delo 335, 3. In a battle on November 1 of this year, Copies: Stalin (2), Molotov, Malenkov, Beria, Listy 80-81] in the region of ANDONG-SINGISIU, two Mikoyan, Kaganovich, Bulganin, F-82 planes were downed by our pilots in Khrushchev, Vasilevsky, Shtemenko 37. 9 November 1950, VKB(b) CC PolitMIG-15's and two planes were downed by From Beijing Received 02 hours 00 min- buro decision with approved message from anti-aircraft artillery. In all 4 planes [were utes 8.11.1950
Gromyko to Roshchin with message for downed].
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Zhou Enlai We had no losses in the air battle.
To Comrade FILIPPOV [Stalin] 4. MIG-15's of Comrade Belov flew In view of the fact that the infantry arms ALL-UNION COMMUNIST PARTY from airbases at MUKDEN and AN’SHAN'. of the People's Liberation Army are mainly (bolsheviks), CENTRAL COMMITTEE In all, 8 sorties were made from each airport. trophies captured from the enemy, there is a No. P78/448 To Bulganin,
5. At present there are 16 battle [as great variety in the calibers of the rifles. Molotov, Gromyko. opposed to training] Yak-9's at the airbase at Such a situation creates great difficulty 9 November 1950
a ANDONG. In an attack on the Andong for the manufacture of ammunition, and in Excerpt from protocol No. 78 of the meeting airport on 1 November 1950 one Yak-9 was particular for the production of rifle and of the Politburo CC VKP(b) (Central Comburned and 3 were put out of action, but it is machine gun cartridges, especially as our mittee, All-Union Communist Party possible to restore them. In addition, 2 factories can produce only very small quan- (bolshevik)] planes were lost while patrolling. tities of these cartridges.
Decision of 9 November 1950 In all 22 planes and 2 planes did not At present the troops of the volunteer 448.- Question of MID USSR. return from the region of ANSIU.
in the amount of 36 (thirty-six) divi- To confirm the attached draft of a teleIn addition to the Yak-9's there are: sions of the twelve armies, which are taking gram to Comrade Roshchin on the question of the participation of China in the Security
Copies: Stalin (2), Molotov, Malenkov, Beria, Council.
38. 15 November 1950, ciphered telegram, Mikoyan, Kaganovich, Bulganin, SECRETARY CC
Mao Zedong to Filippov (Stalin) via Khrushchev
From Beijing Received 20 hours 15 minutes BEIJING
16.11.1950 SOVIET AMBASSADOR SECOND MAIN ADMINISTRATION OF
EXTREMELY URGENT T For transmission to Zhou Enlai.
THE GENERAL STAFF OF THE SOVIET To Comrade FILIPPOV [Stalin] I have received your telegram with the ARMY
At present the number of our troops request for a consultation on the question of CIPHERED TELEGRAM No. 26901. operating in Korea has increased from 18 the participation of China in the [UN] Secu- Copies: Stalin, Molotov, Malenkov, Beria, (eighteen) divisions of 6 (six) armies to 30 rity Council.
Mikoyan, Kaganovich, Bulganin, (thirty) divisions of 9 (nine) armies. MoreIn our opinion two variants are pos- Khrushchev.
over we have another 9 divisions of 3 armies sible.
From Beijing Received 06 hours 10 minutes in reserve. In connection with this, transport The first variant [is] to refuse to accept 16.11.1950
is faced with very large tasks. With regard to the invitation in the manner in which it was
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automobiles, we have already received agreeformulated in the Security Council. Mo- To Comrade FILIPPOV [Stalin]
ment from the Government of the Soviet tives: the invitation deprives the Chinese Comrade FILIPPOV:
Union about delivery of 3,000 automobiles people's republic of the right to discuss in I fully agree with your proposal to rein- before December 15. the Security Council the most urgent ques- force Belov's aviation force by an additional It is necessary that we urgently resolve tions of China, in particular the question of delivery of MIG-15 planes to China in two the question of gasoline and lubricant. I ask the military intervention in Korea and the lots, numbering 120 (one hundred twenty) you to confirm the delivery of gasoline and question of the seizure of Taiwan by the pieces and to create a command apparatus for lubricant in the quantity indicated below: United States of America, its right being the air corps.
1. New request: 10 thousand tons of limited only to the review of the report of As concerns questions regarding the air- gasoline, 2720 barrels (capacity of 53 galMacArthur.
ports in MANCHURIA and the strengthen- lons, the same as below) of lubricating oil for The second variant [is] to accept the ing of all PVO [Anti-Aircraft Defense] mea
) diesel engines, transmission oil 220 barrels, invitation and to commission the Chinese sures, we will resolve them together with brake oil 110 barrels, yellow oil (Grease) 144 delegation to make a statement in the Secu- comrade (S.E.] ZAKHAROV.
barrels. rity Council on all the abovementioned ques- Iexpress gratitude to the Soviet pilots for 2. I ask you to ship the following oils on tions, turning the discussion of the question the heroism and effort they have displayed in the oil quota agreed upon in the request made into an indictment of the USA. If they do not battle, and for the fact that over the last 12 by the Ministry of Trade of the Chinese allow the Chinese delegation fully to lay out days they downed 23 invading American People's Republic to the Ministry of Foreign its position, the Chinese delegation will walk planes. I think that this is worth reporting to Trade of the USSR: gasoline 7000 tons, out of the meeting and refuse to discuss even you.
diesel lubricant 2380 barrels, transmission one report of MacArthur.
I congratulate you on the successes! oil 190 barrels, brake oil 95 barrels, yellow It seems to us that the first variant is MAO ZEDONG.
oil (Grease) 126 barrels. more advisable.
Nov 15, 1950.
3. The total quantity of various oils (1 You should not connect yourself to the NEW PARAGRAPH.
and 2), which we must acquire from the conduct of the Soviet delegate in the Secu- To Comrade FILIPPOV.
Soviet Union: gasoline 17,000 tons, diesel rity Council, where he voted for the resolu
lubricant 5100 barrels, transmission oil 410 tion of the English delegate [Gladwyn]Jebb, Your telegram was communicated at 20 barrels, brake oil 205 barrels, yellow oil especially since, speaking between us, So- hours 30 minutes local time 15.11.
(Grease) 270 barrels. viet delegate [Jacob] Malik did not have an ZAKHAROV
I ask you to deliver the first half (50%) instruction to vote for the English resolu- No. 2910
of the aforementioned gasoline and oil by the tion, but had a direct directive to put in a veto 16.11
end of December, and the second half (50%) if the Soviet resolution was rejected. Malik
by 20 January 1951. apparently was carried away by the fact that (Source: APRF, Fond 45, Opis 1, Delo 335, Will this be subject to regulations? he had nevertheless forced the Americans to Listy 116 and AVPRF, Fond 059a, Opis 5a, We await your answer. vote in favor of inviting China, but he did not Delo 4, Papka 11, List 189]
With bolshevik greetings. take into account that the form of the invita
ZHOU ENLAI tion adopted by the Security Council would 39. 16 November 1950, ciphered telegram, No. 2917 place China in a disadvantageous position. a Zhou Enlai to Filippov (Stalin)
14/16.11.50 Telegraph the fulfillment. A. GROMYKO
SECOND MAIN ADMINISTRATION OF (Source: APRF, Fond 45, Opis 1, Delo 335,
THE GENERAL STAFF OF THE SOVIET Listy 117-118]
40.17 November 1950, ciphered telegram,