File No. 861.00/646

The Ambassador in Russia ( Francis ) to the Secretary of State 1

[Telegram]

1972. All ministers released except Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Trade and Commerce. Of course we should make no loans to Russia at present.

Kerensky said to be within five miles of Petrograd but nothing definite is known, not even if armed resistance will be [offered].

Francis
  1. Sent via the Legation in Sweden (No. 974).