361.11/3492: Telegram

The Ambassador in Great Britain (Davis) to the Secretary of State

1210. My 1201, August 10th, 3 p.m. Nansen requests following message be transmitted to Department.

“I will wait for an answer from you before doing anything regarding reply from Tchitcherin transmitted to you through American Embassy. Think it would make matters easier if you could allow Russians wishing to leave America to be examined by some American instead of Russian officials who are not recognized by Soviet Government. Think it might also be easier arranged to charter ships for bringing Russians from States to Russian port. Would like to know what you wish stated regarding Kalamatiano’s real position in American consulate and also your views regarding other points in Tchitcherins telegram.”

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Nansen believes Soviet Government will eventually consent to repatriation of Americans but he will postpone further action in their behalf pending further instructions from the Department.