811.111 Kalinin, Catherine

President Harding to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: I have your letter of even date relating to the proposed visit of Madame Kalinin, wife of the President of the Soviet Government in Russia, to the United States. It will be wholly pleasing to me to have you instruct the Consuls, heretofore directed to visa passports, to make denial in accordance with the instructions from the State Department. I think it altogether desirable that such a propagandist be excluded, particularly as a protest against the attitude of the Soviet authorities in their treatment of the Catholic ecclesiastics in Russia.

Very truly yours,

Warren G. Harding