The Common Struggle Against Fascism

Transcript of a conversation between Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill

9 October 1944
Russian State Archive of Social and Political History

Churchill declares that he has drafted a fairly rough and dirty document that shows the partition of the influence of the Soviet Union and Great Britain in Rumania, Greece, Yugoslavia, and Bulgaria. The table was drawn up to show what the British think about the matter. The Americans will be shocked by this document. However, Marshal Stalin is a realist, and he, Churchill, isn't particularly sentimental, either. As to Eden, he's totally hopeless. <...>

Mr. Stalin says that the proposed 25% for the British in Bulgaria does not agree with the other figures in the table. He, Mr. Stalin, believes that it would be apt to amend the table to allot 90% of Bulgaria to the Soviet Union and 10% to England."