File No. 861.00/2764
The Consul General at Irkutsk (Harris) to the Secretary of State4
[Received 10.05 p.m.]
108. All-Russian Government Assembly convening at Ufa has reached following chief results: Government consisting five persons responsible only to Constituent Assembly. Denial Brest Litovsk and all other contracts signed by Bolsheviks and renewal all contracts which signed by Tsar as well as by Temporary Government. Continuation of war with Germany. A strong and well-disciplined all-Russian army, standing beyond politics and chief of which subject to all-Russian government. Large autonomy for various provincial governments. Protection of private Russian and foreign capital and protection of private initiative. Governmental control of manufacturing and trade. Annulment of grain monopoly and fixed prices. Increase of direct and indirect taxes. Land question [Page 386] remains [undecided] at present; final decision will be made by Constituent Assembly. Members of government to be nominated on basis of personal capacity.
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