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Cipher telegram from Andrei Vyshinsky to the Soviet ambassador in London with a personal and secret message from Joseph Stalin to Winston Churchill on the date of the declaration of capitulation

8 May 1945
Russian State Archive of Social and Political History

...The Soviet military command would like to wait for the capitulation of German troops to come into effect and thus to postpone the declaration of governments regarding the German capitulation to 9 May at 7 o'clock Moscow time.