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Stalin’s Reply to the Union of Polish Patriots

June 17, 1943

J. V. Statin has sent the following reply to a message sent him by the Presidium of the Congress of Polish Patriots, held recently in Moscow :

"I thank you for your warm and friendly message to the Soviet Government. I warmly greet you and the Union of Polish Patriots in the U.S.S.R., who have begun the successful work of uniting your forces and strengthening the friendship between the peoples of Poland and the Soviet Union.

"You can be sure that the Soviet Union will do all that is possible in order to speed the defeat of our common enemy, Hitlerite Germany, to strengthen Polish-Soviet friendship, and by every possible means to aid the creation of a strong and independent Poland.

"I wish you success in your work."

(Signed)   J. Stalin