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File No. 861.00/615

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

[Telegram]

1922. Bolsheviki preparing outbreak for the 2d when National Soviet Congress assembles Petrograd. Quiet here, no manifestations of uneasiness notwithstanding rumors that the workmen armed organized and will have material assistance from Kronstadt. Another rumor that first Bolshevik act will be arrest of Provisional Government and their incarceration.

Papers contain numerous accounts of depreciations committed on railroads and throughout interior by the Bolsheviki. Government has announced intention to suppress Bolshevik manifestation peacefully or otherwise.

Francis