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[Overwritten, top of document:] 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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