File No. 861.00/273

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


1287 [1087?]. Unable to send a cablegram since the 11th. Revolutionists have absolute control in Petrograd and are [making] strenuous efforts to preserve order, which successful except in rare instances. No cablegrams since your 1251 of the 9th, received March 11.2. Provisional [Page 2] Government organized under the authority of the Duma which refused to obey the Emperor’s order of adjournment. Rodzyanko, president of the Duma, issuing orders over his own signature. Ministry reported to have resigned. Ministers found are taken before the Duma, also many Russian officers and other high officials. Most if not all regiments ordered to Petrograd have joined the revolutionists after arrival. American colony safe. No knowledge of any injuries to American citizens.

  1. Not printed.