NOTE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE USSR, HANDED OVER TO AMBASSADORS AND ENVOYS OF THE STATES HAVING DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH THE USSR
On September 17, 1939.
Forwarding you a note of the Government of the USSR enclosed herewith from September 17 of this year addressed to the Polish ambassador in Moscow, I have honor on the instructions of the Government to declare to you that the USSR will pursue policy of a neutrality in the relations between the USSR and (the country name)*.
Accept, Mr. Ambassador, assurances of the respect made to you.
People's commissar for foreign affairs of USSR
AVP Russian Federation, f. 059, op. 1, p. 313, d. 2155, l. 49 — 51.
* This text is sent to diplomatic representatives of Germany, Italy, Iran, China, Japan, Great Britain, France, Afghanistan, the USA, Turkey, Finland, Bulgaria, Latvia, the Mongolian People's Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Sweden, Greece, Belgium, Romania, the Tuva People's Republic, Lithuania, Norway, Hungary.
Izvestiya. — 1939 — Sept. 18
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Documents of foreign policy. 1939. XXII:2. No. 598. Moscow: Mezhdunar. otnosheniya, 1992.
Finland in the Soviet foreign policy 1939-1940