811.111Kollontay,Madame Alexandra

Press Release Issued by the Department of State, November 4, 1926

Madame Kollontai, who it is understood has been appointed Soviet Minister to Mexico, has been denied, by the Consul General at Berlin with the approval of the Department of State, a visa to enable her to enter the United States in transit to her post of duty in Mexico. The action has been taken because Madame Kollontai is deemed inadmissible into the United States under the law since, as one of the outstanding members of the Russian Communist Party, a member of the III Congress of the Communist International and a member of the Soviet Diplomatic Service, she has been actively associated with the International Communist subversive movement.