Response of Winston Churchill to Joseph Stalin expressing his gratitude for the gifts
Hand-signed by Winston Churchill Marks in blue pencil by Joseph Stalin.
"My dear Marshal Stalin, I have just received the two beautiful vases which you have given to me and my Wife as a souvenir of this memorable visit to Moscow. We shall treasure them among our most cherished possessions. <...>
My hopes for the future alliance of our peoples never stood so high. I hope you may long be spared to repair the ravages of war and lead All The Russias out of the years of storm into glorious sunshine.
Your friend and war-time comrade, Winston Churchill."