File No. 861.00/2639

The Consul General at Irkutsk ( Harris ) to the Secretary of State 1


Unofficially reported that Samara is probably retaken by Bolsheviks. This means that Orenburg, Simbirsk, and Kazan are in danger. No communication with Ekaterinburg since yesterday, the worst is feared. Report August 25 from American Vice Consul Hadley, Samara [to Omsk?] says Bolsheviks are going strong all along the front west of the Volga from Penza to north of Kazan. This is due to the artillery which is under German direction. Unless Allies make strenuous efforts half the results of Czech victories will be lost.

  1. Sent via the Legation in China.