File No. 861.00/3552
The Consul at Irkutsk ( Thomson ) to the Secretary of State 1
[Received December 30, 12.43 p.m.]
Referring to my 27th.2 Semenov’s General Skipetrov arrived Verkhneudinsk with armored train and arrested the garrison commander there and all officials loyal to Kolchak government. Due to a Bolshevik uprising near Kansk, which is 500 miles west of Irkutsk, the Kolchak troops [at] Irkutsk are being sent westward and will not be able to oppose Semenov at Verkhneudinsk. The Bolshevik uprising will probably be liquidated in a few days but in meantime all communication is interrupted between Irkutsk and Omsk and Consul General Harris will not be able to telegraph Washington until insurrection is put down.