File No. 763.72114/2713

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


1529. Your 1340, May 30, noon. Contents communicated to interested societies. For your information following telegram to-day sent to Legation, Copenhagen:

The special Russian Commission now in the United States is urging the Red Cross to undertake immediate relief on a large scale of provisioning Russian prisoners of war in Germany. The suggestion is made that at present the Russian relief is operating largely through Copenhagen, and that shipments made through this channel reach the prisoners without molestation. Please report immediately in regard to the extent of Russian relief now passing through this channel, and whether in your opinion it is wisely controlled and directed and in fact reaches the prisoners of war.