Speech by Joseph Stalin at a meeting commemorating the 27th anniversary of the October Revolution
"As we all expected, the enemy was unable to withstand the joint attacks of the Red Army and the Allied troops. <...>
The past year was a year of the triumph of the common efforts of the antiGerman coalition, in the name of which the peoples of Soviet Union, Great Britain, and the United States of America entered into a military union. <...>
There can be no doubt that, after the military union of these democratic powers stood the test of three years of war and was bonded by the blood of people that rose up to defend their honour and freedom, it will all the more stand the test of the final stage of war".