File No. 661.939/2

The Consul at Vladivostok (Caldwell) to the Secretary of State


Following telegram sent Peking:

April 27, 2 p.m. I am convinced Chinese embargo on shipments to Russia serving no useful purpose as supplies would not reach Germany from eastern Siberia. It is causing resentment Siberian Russians toward Allies and makes unnecessary work for Consular Corps here and Harbin and should be removed which might be possible now at least for foodstuff for Priamur district. Could you take up matter again? Am sending copy of this telegram to Department.