File No. 861.00/2289

The Consul at Vladivostok ( Caldwell ) to the Secretary of State


52. Local representatives of provisional government of autonomous Siberia have presented notes to local Allied consuls asking them to transmit to their respective Governments request for Allied military intervention in Siberia and Russia, with the object of interning Austrian and German war prisoners and establishing new Russian front against Germany. They express entire willingness to furnish Russian force to cooperate with Allied army provided intervention does not violate territorial sovereignty of Russia which Siberian government considers its duty to restrain [retain].

Allied consuls mutually agreed forward above to their Governments.

Tokyo and Peking informed.