J. V. Stalin

Telegram to Comrade Maurice Thorez

On the occasion of his 50th Birthday

28 April, 1950

Source : Works, Vol. 16
Publisher : Red Star Press Ltd., London, 1986
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To Comrade Maurice Thorez

Dear Comrade Thorez!

Allow me to greet and congratulate you on your 50th birthday.

All the peoples of the world, the workers of all countries know and treasure you as the tested and true leader of the French Communists, as the leader of the French workers and working peasants in their mutual struggle for the strengthening of peace, the victory of democracy and socialism all over the world.

The Soviet people know and love you as their friend and as the steadfast fighter for the friendship and alliance of the peoples of France and the Soviet Union.

I wish you further success in your work for the well-being of the French people and fo~ all the working people of the world.

Fraternal greetings.


("New Germany," Berlin Ed., No. 100, 29 April, 1950)