This is the round table where the "Big Three" disposed of the fate of Poland and the rest of eastern Europe and Stalin promised to join the war against Japan three months after the end of the war in Europe.
Picture 2 is the dining room where the military and diplomatic staffs met to thrash out the details. Gorgeous ceiling! Since the palace was on Russian soil, the place was guarded by NKVD troops and the entire place was thoroughly bugged with listening devices so Stalin knew everything that was being discussed. No, Bob was not a member of the NKVD.