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The Working White House: President Roosevelt and Vyacheslav M. Molotov

The Working White House: President Roosevelt and Vyacheslav M. Molotov

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Washington Star Collection, Washingtoniana Division, D.C. Public Library

The Working White House: President Roosevelt and Vyacheslav M. Molotov

President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Vyacheslav M. Molotov, 1942.

When Vyacheslav M. Molotov, the Soviet Union’s foreign minister, visited President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the White House during wartime in May 1942, he did so surreptitiously, calling himself Mr. Brown. But White House maître d’ Alonzo Fields noticed “the foxy glint” in Molotov’s eye, and saw right through the subterfuge.

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