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  • December 08, 1944

    Conversation between General de Gaulle and Marshal Stalin Friday 8 December 1944

    General de Gaulle discusses France's positions on the German question in terms of Germany's borders, disarmament, and alliances. De Gaulle insists that Germany's Western border should not extend past the Rhine and that the country should be disarmed militarily, economically, and morally. He argues that international alliances between the USSR and France should be multilayered, and should include some involvement United States. Stalin argues for the benefit of a tripartite pact between the USSR, France, and England. Stalin then describes a pact between the USSR and France to bolster Poland.

  • December 14, 1944

    Minutes from a Meeting of the Politburo Held on 14 December 1944

    Bierut's account of three conversations with Stalin held between 6 and 14 December 1944. Stalin and Bierut discuss Poland's internal politics. In another meeting, Stalin and Bierut discuss France's attitude toward Poland; Stalin says that France only agreed to support Poland under pressure from the USSR.

  • December 16, 1944

    Initiative Group formed for the Interim National Congress of Hungary

    Memo from I. Lavrov to V.G. Dekanozov regarding information provided by G.M. Pushkin about the creation of an initiative group for convening the Interim National Congress of Hungary. Pushkin recommends confirming St. Petri Kun Bela as the Chairman of the INC. Pushkin recommends Shanta Gal'man for the post of Deputy Chairman. He also confirms Yuhas Nady as the Second Deputy Chairman.

  • December 18, 1944

    Minutes from a Meeting of the Military Division of the CC PPR Relating to Information Provided by Gen. Rola-┼╗ymierski from his Talks with Stalin

    Polish representatives discuss their country's military with Stalin.

  • December 20, 1944

    Federal Bureau of Investigation Report on Activities of Mikhail Konstantin Kalatozov

    Soviet film director Mikhail Kalatozov has departed from the United States but is expected to return in 1945. Final report on his activities and contacts prior to departure.

  • December 22, 1944

    Memorandum Regarding the Creation of the Interim National Government of Hungary

    Memorandum from V.G. Dekanozov to Joseph Stalin discussing the creation of the Interim National Government of Hungary in December of 1944.

  • 1945

    Letter to the Allied Control Commission from General S. Pretorian for the President of the Romanian Armistice Commission

    General S. Pretorian requests increased staffing for all the District Centers of Territorial Exploitation in Romania. He lists the responsibilities and resources required to supply both Romanian and Soviet armies and states that the current levels of staffing are insufficient.

  • January 04, 1945

    Working Notes of V.M. Molotov on the 'Zones of Action' of the Soviet and the Anglo-American Troops

    A brief note by Molotov on the recognition of the Polish government.

  • January 09, 1945

    From the Diary of V. A. Zorin: Record of Conversation with Z. Firlinger on the Question of Preparing for the Armistice Negotiations with Hungary

    Soviet Ambassador Zorin and Czech official Firlinger go over the details of the draft armistice agreement with Hungary.

  • January 09, 1945

    Record of I. V. Stalin's Conversation with the Head of the Delegation of the National Liberation Committee of Yugoslavia, A. Hebrang

    Stalin and Hebrang discuss building armed forces in Yugoslavia, its territorial problems, and its relations with Bulgaria and Albania

  • January 10, 1945

    Notes of G. Dimitrov on a Phone Call from Stalin

    Stalin expresses his support for an equal Bulgarian-Yugoslav confederation; cautions the Yugoslav delegation against interfering in Greece.

  • January 12, 1945

    Record of Conversation of the Allied Control Commission Official in Romania S. A. Dangulov with Leader of a Wing of the National Liberal Party (NLP) G. Tatarescu

    Tatarescu, a leader in the Romanian National Liberal Party (NLP) describes factions inside his own party and relations between the various political parties in post-war Romania.

  • January 20, 1945

    Record of Conversation of Deputy Political Counselor of the Allied Control Commission in Bulgaria K. D. Levychkin with Public Judge Shulev about the Progress of the Court Trial of War Criminals

    Bulgarian Judge Shulev asks for the Soviet position regarding the pending verdict in the war crimes trials of Bulgaria's WWII leaders. Levychkin refused to influence the verdict, saying it was not within the Allied Control Commission's authority.

  • January 28, 1945

    Notes of V. Kolarov from a Meeting with Stalin

    Stalin opposes Turkey's inclusion in any Balkan federation, suggests that Bulgaria and Yugoslavia's confederation should be postponed and that Bulgaria should assert its rights to the Aegean. He says that the Soviet Union has only allied with capitalist nations to defeat the most dangerous of them, Germany; says that capitalism has decayed and the conditions for socialism are good. Promises Russia's assistance in developing Bulgaria's industry.

  • March 06, 1945

    Letter from President Roosevelt to Stalin on an Acceptable Compromise Regarding the Composition of the Postwar Polish Government, 6 February 1945

    Letter from President Roosevelt to Stalin on an Acceptable Compromise Regarding the Composition of the Postwar Polish Government; discussing Soviet actions and the Polish government.

  • February 09, 1945

    Letter from Special Agent in Charge R. B. Hood to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover

    RKO Pictures Incorporated requested that the Department of Justice inform then whether a proposed organization for the exchange of American and Soviet films would be required to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

  • February 11, 1945

    Yalta Conference Agreement, Declaration of a Liberated Europe

    The text of the agreements reached at the Yalta (Crimea) Conference between President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill and Generalissimo Stalin.

  • February 23, 1945

    Hugh Dalton Diary Entry Concerning Meeting of Churchill with Junior Ministers

    Hugh Dalton discusses Churchill's impressions of the Yalta Conference.

  • March 05, 1945

    Report to L. P. Beria about the Political Situation in Romania

    NKGB/NKVD report on the political situation in Romania, describing the negotiations and maneuvering among the various political parties to form a coalition government.

  • March 15, 1945

    Letter from Captain Calugaru P. Stelian of the 40th Infantry Regiment to the Commanding General of the General Staff, Bucharest, with attached List of Names

    Captain Stelian pleads with the Commanding General of the General Staff in Bucharest to intervene on behalf of himself and 23 other Romanian soldiers who were captured by the Allied Forces, held in POW camps in Germany, and then transported toward the USSR. A list of the names of these soldiers is attached.