Soviet Civil Administration

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Soviet Civil Administration
Советская зона оккупации Кореи
(Sovetskatya zona okkupatsii Koryei)
소련 민정청
Military occupation


Location of northern Korea
Capital Pyongyang
Government Military occupation
 •  1945 - 1946 Andrei Alekseevich Romanenko[3]
 •  1946 Nikolai Georgiyevich Lebedev (ru)[2]
 •  Succeeds People's Republic of Korea 3 October 1945
 •  Provisional People's Committee for North Korea established February 1946
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Korea under Japanese rule
Provisional People's Committee for North Korea
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The Soviet Civil Administration (SCA) functioned as the occupying government of northern Korea from October 3, 1945 until the setup of the Provisional People's Committee for North Korea in 1946. It was the administrative structure that the Soviet Union used to govern what would become North Korea following the division of Korea. Terentii Shtykov was the main proponent of setting up a centralized structure to coordinate Korean People's Committees. The setup was officially recommended by General Ivan Chistiakov and headed by General Andrei Romanenko in 1945 and General Nikolai Lebedev in 1946.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ North Korean History through the Lens of Soviet Power
  2. ^ Nikolai Georgiyevich Lebedev, Russian: Николай Георгиевич Лебедев
  3. ^ Andrei Alekseevich Romanenko, Russian: Андрей Алексеевич Романенко
  4. ^ Armstrong, Charles K. (2013-04-15). The North Korean Revolution, 1945–1950 (Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University) (Kindle Location 154-155, 1367). Cornell University Press. Kindle Edition.