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Inscription Awarded to Soviet Troops in Lushun

[Source: People's Daily, February 23, 1953.]

On February 22, 1953, a delegation of the PRC government headed by Premier Zhou Enlai, visited the Soviet Union's troops stationed in the Lushan region pursuant to the Sino-Soviet agreement on the joint administration of the region, which was a corollary agreement of the Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship, Alliance, and Mutual Assistance signed on February 14, 1950. The delegation celebrated the thirty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the Soviet Union's armed forces with the Soviet troops in Lushun-Dalian. Mao's inscription was embroidered on a banner which was awarded by the delegation to the Soviet troops.

February 22, 1953

The intimate unity between the two great peoples — the Soviet People and the Chinese People — and between their armed forces is a reliable safeguard for peace in the Far East and in the world.

Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung