More than 70 years have passed since the Tehran Conference. But today, in Russia, the idea of "invincible unity" is being revived and repackaged for a new war: the war on terror.
"We understand that international terrorism is an international phenomenon and to combat it we need an international coalition," Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of external church relations for the Russian Orthodox Church, tells me.
FOR AN EFFECTIVE ALLIANCE AGAINST GLOBAL JIHAD ND THE CALIPHATE. THE WEST NEEDS NEW LEADERSHIP, REAL LEADERSHIP.
"During the Second World War, on the one side, there were countries which were very different as far as their political systems were concerned. And yet they were able to put aside these differences in order to combat the plague of fascism. What we need now is the same: to put aside the differences to combat together international terrorism."
... In recent weeks, so many of the Russian politicians, officials and religious figures with whom I've spoken have promoted the same message: that Russia and the West should forge a World War Two-style alliance against so-called Islamic State.
President Putin has put forward the same idea. Speaking at the United Nations in September, he called for a "genuinely broad alliance against terrorism, just like the one against Hitler".
... I [Rosenberg] cannot help thinking that if Roosevelt and Churchill could find a way to work with Stalin, Obama and Cameron can find a way to work with Putin.
Perhaps this will only happen, though, when all sides conclude the threat to their nation is so great and imminent that the only way to win the war on terror is to fight together.
DOES ANYONE DOUBT THAT AN ALLIANCE OF PRESIDENT TED CRUZ, PM NIGEL FARAGE, PRESIDENT MARINE LE PEN AND PM GEERT WILDERS, AND PRESIDENT PUTIN WOULD BE INFINITELY BETTER AND MORE EFFECTIVE?
I THINK NOT.
IN 2017 WE MIGHT GET THREE OUT OF THE ABOVE FOUR: LE PEN, WILDERS, AND CRUZ.
(UNFORTUNATELY, BRITAIN IS STUCK WITH CAMERON - LIKE SARKOZY: ALL WORDS AND NO DEEDS, THOUGH IF THEY LEAVE THE EU IT WILL HELP, IMMENSELY...)
I PRAY WE DO GET REAL LEADERSHIP.... AND I PRAY IT IS NOT TOO LATE...