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Memorandum from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Joseph Stalin on the Polish government

6 February 1945
Russian State Archive of Social and Political History

Russian translation.

English original. Hand­signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt

It seems to me that it puts all of us in a bad light throughout the world to have you recognizing one government while we and the British are recognizing another in London. I am sure this state of affairs should not continue and that if it does it can only lead our people to think there is a breach between us, which is not the case. I am determined that there shall be no breach between ourselves and the Soviet Union. <...>

I hope I do not have to assure you that the United States will never lend its support in any way to any provisional government in Poland that would be inimical to your interests.