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Note from US ambassador in Moscow Averell Harriman to Vyacheslav Molotov with a personal and most secret message from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Joseph Stalin on the Bern incident

12 April 1945
Russian State Archive of Social and Political History

Russian translation.

English original. Hand­signed by А. Harriman

Thank you for your frank explanation of the Soviet point of view on the Bern incident which it now appears has faded into the past without having accomplished any useful purpose.

In any event, there must not be mutual distrust, and minor misunderstandings of this character should not arise in the future. I feel sure that when our armies make contact in Germany and join in a fully coordinated offensive the Nazi armies will disintegrate.