Testimony of Wendell WIlkie



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The information is fairly good                                    
(a rarity for the People's Commissariat
of Foreign Affairs!)
Must distribute to those to whom
we send cipherings.
               V. Molotov   23 Sept.                   SECRET
                                                        item no. 2
                                              September 1942     

          TO CHAIRMAN OF THE STATE COMMITTEE OF DEFENSE
                         Comrade J. V. Stalin

          TO PEOPLE'S COMMISSAR OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
                         Comrade V. M. Molotov

     I am sending you a detailed testimonial of Wendell Wilkie.  I
direct your attention to the demagogic announcement by Wilkie on 23
August, reported by the newspapers before his U.S. departure. 
Wilkie deliberately demonstrates his anti-fascism because of his
German background and fears that he will be accused of insufficient
American patriotism.  All of his pro-Soviet declarations carry a
clear campaign message, since he hopes to ride a wave of sympathy
towards the Soviet Union to the presidential elections in 1944.

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