This picture depicts Joseph Stalin the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Joachim von Ribbentrop the German Foreign Minister during the signing of the Non-Aggression Pact between the Soviet Union and Germany in the Kremlin, 23 August 1939. The photographer is unknown.
Boy, we really need to do an episode about this guy. Any recommendations for sources? This is what Wikipedia has to say about Baron von Ungern-Sternberg: "He was an anti-Bolshevik lieutenant general in the Russian Civil War and then an independent warlord whose Asiatic Cavalry Division wrested control of Mongolia from the Republic of China in 1921 after its occupation.
Ungern was an arch-conservative pan-monarchist who aspired to restore the Russian monarchy under Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia and to revive the Mongol Empire under the rule of the Bogd Khan."