April 21, 1945
Information Bulletin, Embassy of the U.S.S.R.
The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the President of the National Council of the Polish Republic, filled with determination jointly to bring the war against the German invaders to complete and final victory; desiring to consummate a radical turn in the history of Soviet-Polish relations toward the friendly Allied collaboration which has arisen between the U.S.S.R. and Poland in the course of joint struggle against German imperialism; confident that further consolidation of the relations of good neighborliness and friendship between the Soviet Union and contiguous Poland meets the vital interests of the Soviet and Polish peoples; convinced that the maintenance of friendship and close collaboration between the Soviet and Polish peoples will serve the cause of the successful economic development of both countries, both in time of war and after it; striving to support by every means the cause of peace and security of nations after the war, decided to conclude with this end in view the present treaty and appointed as their plenipotentiaries: For the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics-JOSEPH VISSARIONOVICH STALIN, Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the U.S.S.R.; For the President of the National Council of the Polish Republic-EDWARD OSUBKA-MORAWSKI, President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Polish Republic; who after the exchange of their credentials found in due form and in good order agreed on the following:
The high contracting parties will continue jointly with the United Nations the struggle against Germany until final victory. The high contracting parties undertake to render each other military and other assistance in this struggle by every means at their disposal.
The high contracting parties, convinced that the interests of the security and prosperity of the Soviet and Polish peoples call for the preservation and strengthening of a stable and permanent friendship in time of war and after the war, will strengthen the friendly collaboration between the two countries in conformity with the principles of mutual respect for their independence and sovereignty as well as non-intervention in the internal affairs of the other state.
The high contracting parties will also undertake after the termination of the present war with Germany to take jointly all measures at their disposal in order to eliminate every threat of a repetition of aggression on the part of a Germany or any other state which would unite with Germany directly or in any other form. To achieve this aim the high contracting parties will participate in a spirit of the most sincere collaboration in all international actions aimed at ensuring the peace and security of nations, and will contribute their full share to the cause of the materialization of these lofty aims. The application of the present treaty by the high contracting parties will conform to international principles in the adoption of which both the contracting parties participated.
In the event that one of the high contracting parties in the postwar period finds itself involved in hostilities with a Germany who would resume her aggressive policy, or with some other state which would unite with Germany directly or in any other form in such war, the other high contracting party will immediately render to the contracting party involved in the hostilities military or other assistance and support by every means at its disposal.
The high contracting parties undertake not to conclude without mutual consent an armistice or peace treaty either with the Hitler government or with any other authority in Germany which encroaches or would encroach on the independence, territorial integrity or security of either of the high contracting parties.
Each high contracting party undertakes not to conclude any alliance and not to take part in any coalition directed against the other high contracting party.
The high contracting parties will also, after the termination of the present war, collaborate in a spirit of friendship with a view to the further development and consolidation of economic and cultural ties between the two countries and assist each other in the economic rehabilitation of both countries.
The present treaty comes into force from the moment of its signing and is subject to ratification within the shortest possible time. The exchange of ratification instruments shall be effected in Warsaw as soon as possible. The present treaty shall remain in force for twenty years from the moment of its signing. If at the end of this twenty-year period either of the high contracting parties does not declare, twelve months prior to the expiration of the term, its desire to renounce the treaty, it shall remain in effect for the next five years and thus each time until either of the high contracting parties, twelve months prior to the expiration of the current five-year term, gives notice in writing about its intention to renounce the treaty. In testimony whereof the plenipotentiaries signed the present treaty and affixed their seals to it. Done in Moscow, April 21, 1945, in two copies, each in the Russian and Polish languages, both texts having equal force.
Upon the authorization of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R.:
Upon the authorization of the President of the National Council of the Polish Republic: