File No. 763.72/11342b

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in China ( MacMurray )


For immediate transmission to Irkutsk:

Please cable Department the following:

The number of Russian military forces cooperating with the Czechs west of Irkutsk, including European Russia;
Their organization and to what extent it is developed;
Their supplies, what they are and how obtained;
Their morale;
Whether they are subject to proper military discipline;
Whether they are representative of the real sentiment of the Siberian people;
Who are their leaders.

Cable preliminary report at once.