File No. 658.619/3

The Ambassador in Russia ( Francis) to the Secretary of State


1686. Answering your 1650 Minister for Foreign Affairs says Russian Government agreed to ship to Sweden 20,000 tons oil cake in exchange for steel and detonators. Assures me however that shipment to Sweden be strictly limited to aforesaid obligation as steel and detonators already shipped. I have endeavored to impress upon Russian Government as on Department wisdom of confining commerce with Sweden to most restricted limitations as I think Sweden continually shipping to Germany.