to President Truman
Personal and secret from Premier J. V. Stalin to President H. S. Truman.
I have received your message2 regarding the arrival of Mr. Hopkins and Ambassador Harriman in Moscow by May 26. I readily accept your proposal to meet Mr. Hopkins and Ambassador Harriman. The date—May 26, is quite convenient for me.
- Russian original, accompanied by this translation, transmitted by the Soviet Embassy, Washington. For Russian text, see Πepeписκa Πpeдceдaтeля Cовета Mиниcтрoв CCCP c Πpeзидeнтaми CIIIA и Πpeмьep-Mиниcтрaми Beлиκoбpитaнии вo Bpeмя Beлиκoй Oтeчecтвeннoй Boйнь, 1941–1945 гг. (Moscow, State Publishing House for Political Literature, 1957; Ministry of Foreign Affairs publication), vol. ii, p. 231. Russian texts of the other Stalin-Truman messages printed below in English translation are likewise to be found in Πpeпиcкa, vol. ii.↩
- document No. 20.↩