The cartoonist, David Low, was a bitter critic of all
of the dictators in Europe in the 1930s. He was especially harsh towards Hitler.
By allying with Hitler, Stalin found himself being criticised.
The boat which is carrying Hitler and Stalin is floating
on the Baltic sea. The Baltic is the sea to the North of Germany.
The Baltic States of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia had
belonged to Russia until they became independent in 1918.
Stalin was very keen for the USSR to take control
of the Baltic States again. In the Nazi Soviet Pact Hitler agreed to let him
do this with no opposition. The Pact also divided Poland between Hitler and
Stalin. Stalin's critics said that this was why he allied with Hitler, not
because he was upset by the actions of Britain and France.