File No. 861.00/519

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

[Telegram]

1747. Fear my cables filed daily delayed but Minister for Foreign Affairs assures me same have been dispatched regularly since 11th. Considering situation grave have requested British, French and Italian Ambassadors come to Embassy 3.30 p.m. for conference. Krymov 1 suicided last night. Military officers generally uneasy; two at Helsingfors, eight at Viborg, including two generals, killed by soldiers.

Kerensky visited by Soviet delegation which demanded no Cadets in the Ministry. Minister for Foreign Affairs says Kerensky replied would form Ministry as thought best.

Francis
  1. General Krymov was one of the supporters of General Kornilov.