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Telegram To Inquire After Stalin's Illness

March 4, 1953

[Source: People's Daily, March 5, 1953.]


The Council of Ministers,

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republic,


Dear Comrade J. V. Stalin:

On learning the unfortunate news that you have come down with a severe illness, the Chinese people, the Chinese government, and myself, bearing feelings of deepest concern, extend to you our sincere sympathy and wish with all our hearts that your condition will take a turn for the better, that you will be restored to health, and that the prayers of the peace-loving people of China and of the whole world may be answered.


(Signed and dated in Beijing)


Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung