The Soviets organized staged elections whose result was a legitimization of the Soviet annexation of eastern Poland.  Instead, they create an alternative history by blaming Western countries, especially Poland (!), and embellishing the atrocities committed by the USSR when it was in agreement with the Third Reich for two years. Without a written certification letter, Drax did not have the power to guarantee anything to the Soviet Union and had been ordered by the British government to extend the talks as long as possible and avoid the question of whether Poland would agree to allow Soviet troops to enter the country if the Germans invaded the country.  When negotiations failed, a great opportunity to prevent German aggression was probably missed.  On August 25, 1939, the New York Times published a cover of Otto D. Tolischus, “Nazi Talks Secret,” whose subtitle was “The Soviet and the Empire Agree on the East.”  On August 26, 1939, the New York Times reported japanese anger and French communist surprise over the pact. However, on the same day, Tolischus presented a story in which he noted the advance of Nazi troops near Gleiwitz (now Gliwice), which led, on August 31, 1939, to the Gleiwitz Incident under false flag.  On August 28, 1939, the New York Times again reported fear of a Gleiwitz robbery.  On August 29, 1939, the New York Times reported that the Supreme Soviet had failed on its first day of convening to respond to the pact.  On the same day, the New York Times of Montreal, Canada, also reported that American professor Samuel N. .