File No. 861.00/2449

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page)


745. Your 941, August 9, 3 p.m., and 968. August 10, 11 a.m. Department is glad to receive in this country distinguished Russians, but while it appreciates thoroughly Mr. Kerensky’s desires to serve Russia, it is thought that his presence in this country at this time would introduce an element into a delicate situation which Mr. Kerensky himself would desire to avoid. The Department is inclined to concur in the views expressed to you informally by Mr. Balfour.