"To the Military Council of the 3rd Shock Army
By my personal orders, the Red Banner that was raised over the Reichstag on April 30th, 1945 by the 150th Rifle Division has been removed. Instead, I ordered that a large red banner be installed.
The banner raised over the Reichstag on April 30th, 1945, was put in storage. I ask for a petition to Marshal of the Soviet Union comrade Zhukov to form a delegation from the 1st Belorussian Front, 3rd Shock Army, and 79th Rifle Corps to personally present the banner of victory, in the Kremlin or any other location, to our great chief, the favoured Marshal comrade Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin.
Commander of the 79th Rifle Corps, Major-General Perevertkin
Chief of Staff of the 79th Rifle Corps, Colonel Letunov
14:00, May 9th, 1945"