24 August 1939: Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union sign a non-aggression pact
Moscow, August 23
Herr von Ribbentrop, the German Foreign Minister, lost no time in getting down to business on his first day in Moscow. Accompanied by the German Ambassador here, Count von Schilenburg, and an interpreter the Foreign Minister, long extravagantly caricatured in the Russian press, went into conference with Mr. Molotoff, the Russian Premier, less than three hours after his arrival. To-night there was another meeting.