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Note from the deputy head of the US Mission in USSR George F. Kennan to Deputy People’s Commissar of Foreign Affairs Andrei Vyshinsky with a personal and most secret message from Harry S. Truman to Joseph Stalin

5 May 1945
Russian State Archive of Social and Political History

Russian translation.

English original.

It has been arranged that General Eisenhower will give us sufficient advance notice of his proclamation of V-E day so that we may coordinate our announcement with his proclamation. Do you not agree that it is most important that the statements to be made by you and Churchill and myself should be made at the same time?

A similar message is being sent to Churchill.