Mr. Harry L. Hopkins, Adviser and Assistant to the President, to the Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars of the Soviet Union (Stalin)41

Personal and secret to Premier Stalin from Harry Hopkins.

I heard your message broadcast to the American people today42 but I want you to know that I feel that Russia has lost her greatest friend in America. The President was ever deeply impressed by your determination and confidence that the Nazi tyrants of the world will be driven from power forever.

Harry Hopkins
  1. Copy of telegram obtained from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, N.Y. On this day Mr. Hopkins was a patient at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.
  2. For Marshal Stalin’s message to Mrs. Roosevelt, broadcast by Moscow radio on April 13, see the New York Times, April 13, 1945, p. 10, col. 7.