File No. 861.51/202

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


1706. … Internal situation again threatening. Extreme socialists more aggressive demanding removal of generals, claiming threatened counter [-revolution?] justifies same. Had interview with Kerensky yesterday, endeavored to impress upon him necessity for restoring discipline; to-day he promulgates proclamation appealing for support of officers which first word utterances by him in that line.