740.0011 E.W./5–845: Telegram

The Chargé in the Soviet Union (Kennan) to the Secretary of State

1496. Role of Allied armies in final stages of war continues to receive most inconspicuous treatment in Moscow press whereas role of Red Army is prominently featured. For the past week there has been no more than passing editorial reference to military achievements of Allied armies in the flood of articles concerning fall of Berlin and other Red Army triumphs.