File No. 861.00/333

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


1235. Beginning at 10 o’clock to-day there was a continuous demonstration in front of the Embassy for two hours during which a concourse of over fifty thousand people with banners and bands passed cheering the Embassy. I made five speeches which were translated into Russian. Rodzyanko was discovered in the crowd and came to the balcony on invitation and spoke. Demonstration was more enthusiastic because of threatened hostile demonstration.