861.51/1325: Telegram

The Consul General at London ( Skinner ) to the Secretary of State

Through an intermediary, Klishko, one of three leaders of Soviet delegates in London in charge of commercial matters, has requested me to receive him in order that he may deliver text of Russian decree relative to recognition of Russian debts. I hear that he probably wishes also to discuss scheme of providing Russia with tractors and like commercial matters. Will the Department please advise me at once by cable whether to avoid meeting him altogether or to receive and listen to such statement as he may wish to make.