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On the Eve of
the Great Patriotic War
September 1, 1939 – June 22, 1941
Cipher telegram from Soviet Plenipotentiary Representative in Great Britain I. Maisky to the Soviet People’s Commissariat of Foreign Affairs about the military situation of Franco-British allies after the German breakthrough in the Ardennes
23 May 1940
Archive of Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation
Coll. 059, ser. 1, box 325, fold. 2234, ff. 186–188.