Roosevelt Papers: Telegram

President Roosevelt to Marshal Stalin 1

top secret

Number 178, Top Secret and Personal, from the President to Marshal Stalin.

I have decided to not have any press representatives at Argonaut and to permit only a small group of uniformed service photographers from the American Navy to take the pictures that we will want.

Prime Minister Churchill agrees.2

  1. Sent to the United States Naval Attaché, Moscow, via Navy channels.
  2. Stalin’s reply, dated January 23, as received by the President in translation, included the statements, “I do not have any objections against your proposals” and “The same reply I sent to the Prime Minister’s request” (Roosevelt Papers).