File No. 740.6361/6

The Chargé d’Affaires in Russia (Wilson) to the Secretary of State


Department’s August 7, 9 a.m. [August 8, 7 p.m.], and August 9, 8 p.m. Russian Government will not admit that Embassy buildings of Austria-Hungary or Germany enjoy at present any extraterritorial privileges. Foreign Office thinks that raising American flag would only complicate matters and might cause unfortunate incidents. I do not consider building in danger at present. While protesting against molestation of embassies, I shall comply with Foreign Office request unless otherwise instructed.