File No. 861.00/1000

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


165. On the 15th instant all newspapers except extreme Bolshevik were suppressed. On the 18th the Bolsheviks suppressed a demonstration of peaceful citizens in favor of Constitutional Assembly. Casualties about fifty though exact information unobtainable. Sporadic firing over city until to-day when Bolshevik demonstration celebrating dissolution of Constitutional Assembly has ended in general fighting all over city with many casualties. Artillery and machine guns being placed at strategic points and city in state terror, serious trouble being expected to-night. Americans all safe and everything has been done to protect them.