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Personal message from Winston Churchill to Joseph Stalin with gratitude for the score of the Soviet hymn

10 February 1944
Russian State Archive of Social and Political History

Russian translation.

English original. Hand­signed by Winston Churchill.

My dear Marshal Stalin, I have received from the Soviet Ambassador the words and music of the Soviet National Anthem, which you were good enough to send at my request.

This stirring music has already been played by the British Broadcasting Corporation on several occasions, and will continue to be played in celebration of Russian victories. I do not doubt, therefore, that the British people will soon be very familiar with the Anthem, of which I, personally, am proud to possess a copy.