File No. 701.7161/5

The Minister in Sweden ( Morris) to the Secretary of State


1365. I understand Petrograd Pravda has published following article in reply to a newspaper article condemning violence against the Rumanian Legation and which I forward for Department’s information:

Are Diamandi, Francis, and Noulens4 envoys in the opinion of peasant government and Russian people? Should Soviet government [Page 358] regard as envoy those not recognizing Soviet authority? To whom are they accredited? They state they are not staying as envoys but to get information. They are agents aiming strangulation Russian revolution and if liberties are taken with our soldiers we shall arrest them no matter what they say about their inviolability.

  1. The diplomatic representatives in Russia of Rumania, the United States, and France.