Throughout the war the Foreign Office had officials stationed
in its embassies all around the world whose job was to study the media in
their particular country. They did this for both the USSR and the USA. This
particular extract is a handwritten note which went on the front cover of
one of these reports.
This document is a translated extract from a report
that appeared in the Soviet newspaper Izvestiya. The newspaper is commenting
on the Teheran Conference. This was the first conference between the leaders
of all three major wartime allies (Britain, the USA, the USSR).
There had been other meetings to prepare for this
Conference. Churchill had met Stalin in Moscow earlier in 1943. The Foreign
Ministers of all 3 countries had met shortly before the Teheran conference.
At the end of the Teheran conference all three
leaders signed up to a Declaration. They promised to work together to defeat
the Germans and Japanese. They set out their plans for the world after the
war ended. They also promised to remain friends.