Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs releases a memorial album on the contribution of the soviet diplomatic officials to the Victory

МИД подготовил памятный альбом о вкладе советской дипломатии в Победу

Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released “On the Diplomatic Fronts: 1941—1945” memorial album to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. This album contains unique historic documents from the Ministry's archives on the contribution of the Soviet diplomatic officials to the Victory.

“This is a memorial album,” the Ministry spokesperson said, “that contains unique and most significant documents from the Ministry’s archives dedicated to the contribution of the Soviet diplomatic officials to the defeat of the German Nazism and the Japanese Militarism.”

“The copies,” the Ministry spokesperson emphasized, “of treaties and agreements, code cables, classified official notes, reports and orders of the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Affairs and other documents reconstruct the true picture of the important work done by our diplomatic officials.” Many of the documents including some rare photographs of the War period are made available to the public for the first time.

“This publication,” the ministry spokesperson reports, “includes the key events of the Great Patriotic War, such as an appeal of Vyacheslav Molotov, Deputy Chairman of the Government and Head of the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Affairs, to all the USSR citizens made on June 22, 1941, documents on the efforts made by the USSR to form the Anti-Nazi alliance and open the Western front, the stages of creating the UN and signing the German Instrument of Surrender.”

In his foreword to the readers, Mr. Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, has emphasized the “decisive contribution of the Soviet Union in destroying the Nazi war engine that was of fundamental significance for the world’s fate.”

“Our diplomatic officials,” Mr. Lavrov continued, “have made their own contribution to the Victory by fulfilling their patriotic and professional duty of serving our nation”