The Chargé in the Soviet Union (Grummon) to the Secretary of State
[Received August 1—2:40 p.m.]
418. My 417, July 31. Mikoyan has just requested that the notes regarding the renewal of the commercial agreement be written both in English and in Russian. I informed him that if he so desired the official notes in the English language would be accompanied by Russian versions marked unofficial. He has agreed, however, to accept the English notes without the Russian versions but stated that his replies would be written in Russian. The latter will be signed “A. Mikoyan”. Notes will be exchanged at 3 o’clock tomorrow.