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Soviet Union

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 669 Collections and/or Records:

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Transcript of interview: Sir Rodric Braithwaite, 1998

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 30
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 1998
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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Transcript of interview: Sir Roger Bone, 2018

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 165
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2018
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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(Untitled), 17 Jul 1934

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/206/28-29
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Letter from Arthur Cummings, Political Editor, News Chronicle, to WSC, on meeting with Nicolas Mayorski, the newly arrived London correspondent of the Russian newspaper "Pravda". Stating that Mayorski was one of the "ablest, most interesting and broadly intelligent Bolshies" he had met, and that he was particularly interested in meeting WSC, to "tell him why the post-War interventionist policy in Russia failed", attaching Mayorski's business card.

Dates: 17 Jul 1934
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Aug 1930

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/183/48,50-51
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Pages from the "Patriot" including marked article citing an article in the "Listener" recommending holidays in Soviet Union as evidence of the socialist tendencies of the BBC.

Dates: 14 Aug 1930
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 07 Nov 1929

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/183/49
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Reprint from the "Patriot": hostile potted biography of the Labour MP Edward Wise describing his links with the Soviet Union.

Dates: 07 Nov 1929
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 25 Nov 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/183/54-56
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Pages from the "Patriot" including marked article criticising the appointment of Ethel Snowden [later Lady Snowden] to the Council of the BBC because of her pacifist and pro-Soviet views.

Dates: 25 Nov 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 02 Dec 1926

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/183/57-59
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Pages from the "Patriot" including marked article criticising the appointment of Ethel Snowden [later Lady Snowden] to the Council of the BBC because of her pacifist and pro-Soviet views.

Dates: 02 Dec 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 06 Mar 1930

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/183/68
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Page from the "Patriot" including marked article criticising Harold Nicolson for playing down the extent of religious persecution in the Soviet Union in a recent broadcast.

Dates: 06 Mar 1930
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 23 Sep 1932 - 26 Sep 1932

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/185/35-59
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French newspaper cuttings (one in English) on WSC's interview to the Havas news agency on disarmament and the position of Germany, France and the Soviet Union in European security. Sent with CHAR 2/185/34.

Dates: 23 Sep 1932 - 26 Sep 1932
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), [Sep] [1932]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/185/60-62
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Transcript of an interview given by WSC to the Havas news agency on disarmament and the position of Germany, France and the Soviet Union in European security. Annotated typescript. Other copies at CHAR 2/185/64-66, CHAR 2/185/67-69 and CHAR 2/185/70-72.

Dates: [Sep] [1932]
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 18 Nov 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/260/112
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Letter from Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, Central Hotel, Glasgow, to WSC, asking him to read letter (not retained) from the Spanish Ambassador to Britain, [Pablo de Azcarate y Florez] to Philip Noel-Baker, on the responsibility of the Soviet Government for the outbreak of the Civil War in Spain. Suggesting that WSC should discuss the matter with Noel-Baker.

Dates: 18 Nov 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Nov] 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/260/113-114
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Letter from Lucy, Lady Houston, Byron Cottage, Hampstead Heath, to WSC, on the international situation particularly his support for the League of Nations and "that awful little ass Mr Eden - who isn't fit to black your shoes".

Dates: [Nov] 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Nov 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/260/115
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Letter from WSC to Lucy, Lady Houston, on the international situation, commenting that if the League of Nations was to be based on weak and disarmed nations he would share her prejudices, but that what was proposed was an association of strong and well armed states to resist an aggressor, and that Britain should be made strong again as fast as possible [carbon].

Dates: 18 Nov 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Dec 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/261/44
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Letter from Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, 98 Elm Park Gardens, London SW10 to WSC, reporting that she had been invited to speak at the Annual Congress of Peace and Friendship with the Soviet Union, and asking if WSC intended to speak there. Commenting that she felt that they should speak as "the Russians are a little annoyed with us, and it would not take much to patch up their former friendship with Germany.

Dates: 08 Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Dec 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/261/56
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Letter from WSC to Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, reporting that he had not received an invitation to speak at the Annual Congress of Peace and Friendship with the Soviet Union "and would not accept in any case". Commenting that he saw no harm in her doing so [carbon].

Dates: 15 Dec 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Aug 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/257/5
Scope and Contents Letter from Major-General Sir Hugh Tudor, St John's Newfoundland, Canada to WSC, on the European situation. Commenting that Britain should make a strong western pact with France and Germany, and allow Germany to "settle" the Soviet Union and Bolshevism "in her own way". Stating that Germany would eventually be stronger after defeating Russia, and it would take years before her to be in a position to make war again. "Russia deserves what is coming to her as she will never stop undermining...
Dates: 04 Aug 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Aug 1936

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/257/47
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Letter from WSC to Major-General Sir Hugh Tudor, thanks for letter on the European political situation. Commenting that a strong and growing section of Conservative opinion agreed with Tudor that Britain should form a strong Western Alliance with France and Germany, leaving Germany free to deal with the Soviet Union [carbon].

Dates: 16 Aug 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Nov 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/2B/130-131
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Letter from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin], Foreign Secretary, to WSC on German and Soviet intentions towards Scandinavia.

Dates: 25 Nov 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 03 Sep 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/24/105
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Telegram from Sir Stafford Cripps [British Ambassador to the Soviet Union] to Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] with the text of an explanation of remarks by John Moore-Brabazon [Minister of Aircraft Production, later 1st Lord Brabazon] to be offered to Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Foreign Minister], apologising for any misunderstanding and affirming British support for their joint efforts. [Copy].

Dates: 03 Sep 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/22A/28
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Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Poland and Commander-in-Chief, Polish Army] wishing him success in negotiations with the Soviet Ambassador [to Britain, Ivan Maisky], as a "Polish-Soviet understanding is of immense and urgent importance to the common cause".

Dates: 14 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Jun 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/75-80
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] on changes in appointments in Middle East, particularly appointment of Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos] as representative of the War Cabinet in the Middle East, and replacement of General Sir Archibald Wavell by General Sir Claude Auchinleck as Commander-in Chief, Middle East. He also comments on The German offensive in Russia, and the situation in the Middle East; with list of tank and air reinforcements sent to...
Dates: 29 Jun 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 28 Jun 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/86
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Telegram from United Kingdom High Commissioner in South Africa [4th Lord Harlech, earlier William Ormsby-Gore] to WSC commenting on the implications of Hitler's attack on the Soviet Union and the consequent postponement of the attack on Britain, And suggesting decisive action in the Middle East. [It is unclear whether this message is from Harlech, or whether Harlech is reciting a message from General Jan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa.].

Dates: 28 Jun 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 03 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/103-104
Scope and Contents Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC approving removal of General Sir Archibald Wavell from office as Commander-in-Chief, Middle East and commenting on defects of the administrative machine in Cairo [Egypt]. He comments on the Middle East, his plans to visit Cairo, the improvement in the Allied cause brought about by the German attack on the Soviet Union, and suggests that the flight of Rudolph Hess might indicate "something rotten inside the German...
Dates: 03 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 07 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/115
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Telegram from WSC to Marshal Stalin supporting Soviet resistance to German invasion, referring to British air and naval operations against Germany, commenting on the possibility of a British operation in the Arctic, and welcoming the arrival of the Russian Military Mission. "We have only got to go on fighting to beat the life out of these villains.".

Dates: 07 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 09 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/126
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Telegram from WSC to Sir Stafford Cripps [British Ambassador to the Soviet Union] regarding the proposed Anglo-Russian declaration. He recites text of message for Marshal Stalin supporting declaration and informing Stalin that he is consulting Dominions. He recites proposed text of declaration for Cripps, and states that this is not to be communicated to Stalin yet.

Dates: 09 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.