Vyacheslav Molotov and Joachim von Ribbentrop shaking hands, Anhalter Station, Berlin, Germany, 14 Nov 1940

Caption   Vyacheslav Molotov and Joachim von Ribbentrop shaking hands, Anhalter Station, Berlin, Germany, 14 Nov 1940 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 183-1984-1206-523
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Vyacheslav Molotov   Main article  Photos  
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Added Date 25 Sep 2012

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
7 Sep 2015 05:17:14 PM

Between Molotov and Ribbentrop is Gustav Hilger, Ribbentropís chief advisor on Soviet affairs. Hilger was born in Moscow to German parents and between the wars he worked for over ten years at the German Embassy in Moscow. After returning to Germany, Hilger worked in the Foreign Office under Ribbentrop. Because he was fluent in German and Russian, he served as an interpreter on many occasions, including during the negotiations leading up to the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact of 1939 (and a service he is undoubtedly performing in this photo). Because of Hilgerís long practical experience in working closely with the Soviets, he became a valuable asset to the Americans after the war and spent the later part of his life as a consultant for the Central Intelligence Agency. Like the scientists of Operation Paperclip, Hilgerís case well illustrates the post-war principle that security needs outweighed moral considerations.

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