File No. 861.00/633

The Consul General at Moscow ( Summers ) to the Secretary of State

[Telegram]

53. Revolutionary party headed by Council of Workmen-Soldiers’ Deputies supported by garrison have taken over government of Moscow including administration post, telegraph. They have closed offices of all conservative newspapers. All relatively quiet. Consulate General will keep the Department fully informed and will take all necessary steps to protect American citizens and their interests.

Summers