File No. 861.00/2964

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Russia (Francis)

[Telegram]

326. Your 483, October 15, 9 p.m.1 Six hundred and forty-three cases merchandise at Murmansk purchased by Murman Railway through ruble deposits Credit Chancellery and dollar credits New York resulting therefrom. Russian Embassy here suggest that they [Page 160]be distributed by agreement between yourself and; Chaikovski1 representing functioning authorities northern Russia.

Department does not understand what action required regarding shipments now in Norway. Is making inquiry whether Norwegian Government will facilitate departure of Engineer Malishevski representing Murman Railway employees, who purchased these supplies and has their shipment in charge.

Lansing
  1. Not printed; it reported the arrival of shipments at Bergen and described, the conditions at Murmansk which shipments would alleviate.
  2. President of the government of the northern region.