RooseveltStalin meeting, 3 p.m., Roosevelt’s Quarters, Soviet Embassy1

1. The Bohlen minutes list the meeting as having begun at 3 p.m. According to the Log, ante, p. 464, the meeting began at 3:15 p.m. According to Forrest Davis (“What Really Happened at Teheran,” Saturday Evening Post, vol. 216, May 13 and May 20, 1944), Roosevelt discussed with Stalin at Tehran two additional subjects besides those covered in the official record as given here, namely, the structure of the federal system in the United States and the “good neighbor” policy of the United States toward Latin America. The Davis article was based on an “off-the-record” conversation with Roosevelt in March 1944. (Roosevelt Papers)

United States Soviet Union
President Roosevelt Marshal Stalin
Mr. Bohlen Mr. Pavlov
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[358] Bohlen Minutes

Bohlen Collection

  1. The listing of those present is based on the Bohlen minutes. Elliott Roosevelt, p. 175, appears to have misunderstood some remarks of his father respecting Bohlen’s presence at the meeting.