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Agreement Between the United Kingdom and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

12 Jul 1941

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Moscow, July 12, 1941


His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics have concluded the present Agreement and declare as follows:-

(1) The two Governments mutually undertake to render each other assistance and support of all kinds in the present war against Hitlerite Germany.

(2) They further undertake that during this war they will neither negotiate nor conclude an armistice or treaty of peace except by mutual agreement.

The present Agreement has been concluded in duplicate in the English and Russian languages.

Both texts have equal force.

Moscow, the twelfth of July, nineteen hundred and forty-one.

By authority of His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom:

R. STAFFORD CRIPPS

His Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in the Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics.

By authority of the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics:

V. MOLOTOV,

The Deputy President of the Council of People's Commissars and People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs of the Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics. ww2dbase



Source: US Government Printing Office
Added By: C. Peter Chen

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British Ambassador Stafford Cripps signing a mutual assistance agreement between the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union, Moscow, Russia, 12 Jul 1941





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1. Yvonne says:
17 Jul 2010 08:59:17 AM

My father went to Russia on a 1941 convoy, he was there for 9 months training Russains about the tanks sent by convoy I think - would anyone know anything about this?

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British Ambassador Stafford Cripps signing a mutual assistance agreement between the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union, Moscow, Russia, 12 Jul 1941


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