File No. 861.00/3343

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


Consul Thomson, Irkutsk, reports that Volkov and Krasiemkov arrived Irkutsk last Sunday for the purpose of persuading Semenov recognize Kolchak government. Semenov and part of his command expected Irkutsk. According to Vice Consul Palmer, Ekaterinburg, Social Revolutionist committee planning vigorous action against Kolchak government. Certain members of the committee state that they would rather join with the Bolsheviks and fight Kolchak than remain with Kolchak and fight Bolsheviks. Personally I believe if Czechs decide to hold western front the Social Revolutionist element will remain inactive.

  1. Sent via the Legation in China.