His Excellency Mikhail Kalinin, President of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of
the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Moscow, U.S.S.R.
On the occasion of this twenty-fifth anniversary of
the establishment of the Soviet State I convey to Your Excellency the
congratulations of the government and people of the United States.
For the second time in a generation our two countries
are in the forefront of a gathering of nations aligned against a common
enemy. Collaboration in the mighty military task before us must be the
prelude to collaboration in the mightier task of creating a world at
The resistance of free peoples has made possible the
mounting powers of the United Nations. The Russian Army and the Russian
people in their continuing struggle against Nazi conquest today bear
the brunt of the massed weight of the Nazi might and their incomparable
heroism stands as a symbol of determination and unrelenting effort.
Let Your Excellency rest assured that the steadily
growing power of the United States has been, and will continue to be,
dedicated to complete victory.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.