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Note of the US ambassador to the USSR William Standley to Vyacheslav Molotov with a personal and secret message from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Joseph Stalin on the occasion of the Soviet victory in the Battle of Kursk

16 July 1943
Russian State Archive of Social and Political History

Russian translation.

English original.

The message discusses the organisation of a private meeting.

"Although I have no detailed news, I think I can safely congratulate you on the splendid showing your armies are making against the German offensive at Kursk.

I hope to hear from you soon about the other matter which I still feel to be of great importance to you and me."