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September 5, 1946

Letter, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi to Generalissimo Stalin, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

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[handwritten in the upper-left-

hand corner: “5 September 1946”]


to Generalissimo STALIN,

Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics




Having returned to Tehran Her Highness Princess Ashraf told me about her stay and the cordial hospitality of the Soviet Red Cross and especially about the honest and friendly conversation which Your Excellency had with her. This brought me great joy. [Translator’s note: the remainder of the letter was highlighted in the left margin]. The fact that, as I expected, the trip served to strengthen the friendly ties between our countries and attracted your person attention to this question is most fortunate.


I want to express my warm gratitude and pray to God for your constant happiness and flourishing of [our] great neighboring and friendly nation.




Translated [by] S. Sychev


Authenticated [by]. K [Novosel’yets]


[handwritten: August 1946]


The Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, expresses his belief that the talks between Stalin and Princess Ashraf Pahlavi strengthened Iranian-Soviet relations and his gratitude towards Stalin.

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RGASPI, f. 558, op. 11, d. 317, ll. 0091. Translated by Gary Goldberg.


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