Culture, Power, and Mission to Moscow: Film and Soviet-American Relations during World War II

  title={Culture, Power, and Mission to Moscow: Film and Soviet-American Relations during World War II},
  author={Todd Bennett},
  journal={The Journal of American History},
  • Todd Bennett
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • History
  • The Journal of American History
Following a sumptuous feast (and copious amounts of vodka), the guests, gathered around a banquet table deep within the Kremlin's walls in May 1943, toasted SovietAmerican friendship. Premier Joseph V. Stalin and Foreign Minister Vyacheslav M. Molotov praised the Grand Alliance. Anastas I. Mikoyan, the Soviet commissar for foreign trade, Lavrenty P. Beria, the head of the People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs (Narodnyi Kommissariat Vnutrennykh Del, NKVD), and Maxim Litvinov, the Soviet… 

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