File No. 861.01/19

The Consul General at Irkutsk (Harris) to the Secretary of State1


194. All-Russian government has made Admiral Kolchak dictator. In an announcement of policy he states that he will avoid party politics and reaction. His principal aim will be to create a strong army to overcome Bolshevism and maintain law and order so that later the people may without hindrance choose their own form of government. Omsk is quiet and attitude of people one of indifference.

  1. Sent via the Legation in China.