File No. 861.00/294

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


1120. Your 1271 received March 22, 10 a.m. Earnest congratulations, hearty thanks. Called on Milyukov 11 a.m. who is arranging for Ambassador to meet President of Council of Ministers this afternoon. President will be accompanied by Council of Ministers and I by my staff, including military and naval attaches in full uniform. Milyukov delighted at our recognition and much pleased that we are the first. This formal presentation is my suggestion which Milyukov heartily approves saying that moral effect will be great. Workmen returning to work; tramways operating. The Government has every indication of system, having sent representative to the Embassy who said arrangements about perfected for supplying [relieving] scarcity of food through established depots and gave location of office to which the Embassy should apply if it met difficulty in procuring supplies.