File No. 125.631

The Consul General at Moscow (Summers) to the Secretary of State


140. As a precautionary measure request permission Department draw for funds to send out of the country, in case of necessity, such Americans as have no means. Political situation extremely grave and Bolshevik leaders in conjunction with German agents may force Allies to leave country unless [omission?]. In this connection and only in case of being forcibly compelled to leave, would suggest moving Consulate General to Rostov and turning over archives to Swiss Consulate. This is not to be construed as anticipating immediate trouble though events are moving so fast that it is necessary to have instructions enabling us to act quickly.